Sherwood Avenue / Islington Avenue / Rosemount Drive

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Map of project limits

The reconstruction is being done to replace the older, deteriorated underground services.

The following is a brief list of specific improvements being considered:

  • Upgrade the existing storm sewer, sanitary sewer and water mains as required.
  • Replace existing sanitary and water services from the new mains to the property line.
  • Curb and gutter, and sidewalks will be installed.
  • Upgrade the asphalt roadway.

More information about the project will be made available for all members of the public including owners and residents that will be directly affected by the proposed improvements.

It is anticipated that construction will commence in the spring of 2023 and occur over 2 years.

Please read the Information Package for more details about how this construction may affect you.

All residents are also invited to review the Project Information Boards for more information.

Progress and major milestones will be posted on this project page. Subscribe to get email notification of project updates by using the Stay Informed 'Subscribe' button.

Road reconstructions help Kitchener adapt to climate change

Replacing outdated stormwater pipes and adding green infrastructure during road construction makes Kitchener more resilient to future flooding caused by climate change. This road reconstruction project is funded in part by the Government of Canada. For more information about the City of Kitchener's partnership with the Government of Canada through the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund, visit kitchener.ca/Stormwater.

Soak up rain and reduce runoff

Kitchener has partnered with Reep Green Solutions to help you make changes to beautify your yard and reduce runoff. To learn more and see if you qualify for a free, on-site consultation with a landscape designer, visit Reep's Rain Smart Neighbourhoods.

The reconstruction is being done to replace the older, deteriorated underground services.

The following is a brief list of specific improvements being considered:

  • Upgrade the existing storm sewer, sanitary sewer and water mains as required.
  • Replace existing sanitary and water services from the new mains to the property line.
  • Curb and gutter, and sidewalks will be installed.
  • Upgrade the asphalt roadway.

More information about the project will be made available for all members of the public including owners and residents that will be directly affected by the proposed improvements.

It is anticipated that construction will commence in the spring of 2023 and occur over 2 years.

Please read the Information Package for more details about how this construction may affect you.

All residents are also invited to review the Project Information Boards for more information.

Progress and major milestones will be posted on this project page. Subscribe to get email notification of project updates by using the Stay Informed 'Subscribe' button.

Road reconstructions help Kitchener adapt to climate change

Replacing outdated stormwater pipes and adding green infrastructure during road construction makes Kitchener more resilient to future flooding caused by climate change. This road reconstruction project is funded in part by the Government of Canada. For more information about the City of Kitchener's partnership with the Government of Canada through the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund, visit kitchener.ca/Stormwater.

Soak up rain and reduce runoff

Kitchener has partnered with Reep Green Solutions to help you make changes to beautify your yard and reduce runoff. To learn more and see if you qualify for a free, on-site consultation with a landscape designer, visit Reep's Rain Smart Neighbourhoods.

  • Stage 3 - Sod Placement Letter

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    Sherwood Avenue Road Reconstruction– Krug St. to Suffolk Ave. - Stage 3

    As part of the completion of the reconstruction of Sherwood Avenue, the city’s contractor has replaced the topsoil and sod on or adjacent to your property. The contractor will now be required to provide ongoing maintenance, including watering of the sodded areas until Saturday, June 29, 2024. After the 60 days, you will be notified by letter that the sod has been accepted, that it will no longer be subject to a warranty, and that ongoing care and maintenance will become the responsibility of the property owners.

    In an effort to ensure the newly placed sod is given the best chance to root and survive the contractor will be subject to several requirements that will include:

    • Daily watering for the first 7 days after the sod is placed.
    • Ongoing watering during the first 60 days as needed: and
    • Fertilizing with a granulated fertilizer and aeration

    The city will inspect the condition of the newly sodded area at the end of 60 days. The contractor will be required to replace any deteriorated sod noted at the time of inspection. After this inspection and the replacement of any deteriorated sod, the care and maintenance of the sod will become the homeowner’s responsibility.

    After construction, depression settlement may occur, meaning the soil over the area that was dug up had settled. Should depression occur, rectification of the depression will occur during the project two-year maintenance period.

    Please note, new sod may take up to two years to fully root and establish. The weather, sun exposure and such can affect the establishment and health of young sod. We encourage property owners to continue periodic watering (adhering to the Region of Waterloo water use by-law) and care and maintenance after the end of the sod warranty.

    If you have any questions concerning this matter, please do not hesitate to contact the city’s Project Manager.

  • Construction begins this month

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    We know it’s been some time since we’ve been in contact. We wanted to reconnect with you to see if you have any feedback, concerns or questions. If you’re curious about the construction work, we’re doing, or what work is happening next, we can answer your questions.

    The construction inspector is the first person to contact on site. If you require special access to your property for moving, or are waiting for a special delivery, give the inspector enough notice so your request can be accommodated, if possible.

    We know the work during a reconstruction project is an inconvenience for you to get to your property. Please let us know if you need more temporary parking passes. We hope your waste is collected on the regular day as normal, and that you’ve been able to place your waste by the curbside by 7 a.m. The contractor should be relocating your waste as required and returning any containers belonging to you in a timely fashion. If there are any issues, please let us know.

    Starting last week, J Weber Contracting began the next phase of the Sherwood Ave reconstruction project. Initially the work will begin between Krug St and Becker St and will eventually progress to Islington Ave later in the year. Over the next couple of weeks residents may notice intermittent interruptions to water service as a temporary watermain bypass is installed. Currently the entire project is scheduled for completion in November of this year.

    We’re happy to meet with you, or discuss by phone, any concerns or questions that you may have. Please do not hesitate to contact the city’s project manager Eric Costa at eric.costa@kitchener.ca or 519-741-2200 ext. 7414.

  • Stage 2 - Sod Placement Letter

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    As part of the completion of the reconstruction of Sherwood Avenue, the city’s contractor has replaced the topsoil and sod on or adjacent to your property. The contractor will now be required to provide ongoing maintenance, including watering of the sodded areas until May 30, 2024, (notwithstanding a suspension of this requirement during a winter dormant period of Nov 15th to April 15th inclusive). After which time, it is the property owner’s responsibility to continue the watering and maintenance as required.

    The city will inspect the condition of the newly sodded area just prior to the date noted above, and the contractor will be required to replace any identified deteriorated sod. After this inspection and the replacement of any deteriorated sod, the care and maintenance of the sod will become the homeowner’s responsibility.

    Occasionally, after construction, depression trench settlement may occur, meaning the soil over the area that was dug up had settled. This may occur in the sodded areas or elsewhere on this project and is covered under the two-year warranty period. Please note, new sod can may take up to two years to fully root and establish itself. The weather, sun exposure can impact how well young sod takes root. We encourage property owners to continue periodic watering (adhering to the Region of Waterloo water-use bylaw, found at www.regionofwaterloo.ca/conservation), and care and maintenance after the end of the sod warranty.

    If you have any questions concerning this matter, please do not hesitate to contact the city’s project manager by phone at 519-741-2200 ext. 7414 or by email at eric.costa@kitchener.ca.

  • Stage 1 - Sod Acceptance Letter

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    As a follow-up to the letter dated August 28, 2023, please be advised the City’s hired contractor has met their contractual obligations as it relates to the care and rectification of the newly sodded areas with the project limits noted above. With the contractor now excused from the watering and maintenance of the newly sodded areas, it is now the property owner’s responsibility to continue the watering, maintenance and care of these newly sodded areas, as required.

    After construction, depression settlement may occur, meaning the soil over the area that was dug up had settled. Should depression occur, rectification of the depression will happen during the project two-year maintenance period.

    Please note new sod can may take up to two years to fully root and establish itself. The weather sun exposure and such can impact the establishment and health of young sod. We encourage property owners to continue periodic watering, care and maintenance of the sod going forward.

    If you have any questions concerning this matter, please do not hesitate to contact the city’s Project Manager by phone at 519-741-2200 ext. 7414 or email at eric.costa@kitchener.ca.

  • Stage 2 - Surface Works and Driveway Access Letter

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    Please be advised that on or about September 25, 2023, crews will begin working on string line setup for upcoming installation of concrete curb and gutter to follow on Stage 2 of Sherwood.

    Driveway Access during Concrete Work

    The contractor estimates that driveway access will be lost for about 3-5 weeks while concrete curb and gutter, concrete sidewalk, concrete driveway ramps and asphalt road paving is planned to occur. The duration of lost driveway access is due to several factors including:

    • time required for crews to complete their work
    • time required for concrete to properly cure to reach its proper strength
    • subcontractor’s schedule
    • other unforeseen factors such as weather

    Crews will work diligently to complete this work in a timely manner. Wood planks/bridges may be constructed at various points along the site, by the contractor, over the newly poured concrete sidewalks to provide pedestrian access to properties.

    On Street Parking

    During reconstruction, temporary parking permits have been issued to displaced residents to allow on-street parking when needed. The permits list streets for parking options as you will be permitted to park longer than 3 hours and overnight. Permits are to be displayed on the dash of your vehicle. Ensure that your vehicle is parked in permitted areas only and that you do not interfere with any construction operations.

    We communicate with the Bylaw Enforcement team to ensure residents displaced by construction are noted, although illegal parking and/or safety related issues will continue to be enforced. If you require parking enforcement, please contact 519-741-2345. If you have any inquiries or require additional permits, please speak to the site inspector for further direction or contact me, Eric Costa, construction project manager, directly.

    Accessibility Requirements

    If you have not yet reached out to me, please let me know of any accessibility requirements, and we will work together with the contractor to arrange suitable accommodations. This could include (but not limited to) accessibility parking needs, moving in or out of your residence, special deliveries, and other accommodations.

    Curbside Waste Collection

    For curbside waste collection, please write your address on all your containers and have out to curbside by 6 a.m. on your collection day. The contractor is responsible to ensure pickup of your waste items and return your containers within a reasonable amount of time after collection occurs.

    We’re happy to meet with you or discuss by phone, any concerns, questions or feedback that you may have. Please do not hesitate to contact me, the City’s Project Manager by phone at 519-741-2200 ext. 7414 or by email at eric.costa@kitchener.ca.

    If you would like to receive updates for this project as they become available, please subscribe and you will be added to the email list for updates on this project.

    Project Team Contact Information

    City of Kitchener Project Manager

    Eric Costa – 519-741-2200 ext. 7414

    Consultant Project Manager – Arcadis

    Michael Sampson – 519-577-6758

    Consultant Construction Inspector – Arcadis

    Romana Schedler – 519-501-1531

    Contractor – J Weber

    Murray Childerhose – 519-658-3750

    Corporate Contact Centre (24 hour)

    519-741-2345

    We appreciate your patience and understanding during this project.

  • Stage 1: Sod Placement Letter

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    As part of the completion of the reconstruction of Sherwood and Rosemount, the city’s contractor has replaced the topsoil and sod on or adjacent to your property.

    The contractor will now be required to provide ongoing maintenance, including watering of the sodded areas until Friday, October 27, 2023. After the 60 days, you will be notified by letter that the sod has been accepted, that it will no longer be subject to a warranty, and that ongoing care and maintenance will become the responsibility of the property owners.

    In an effort to ensure the newly placed sod is given the best chance to root and survive the contractor will be subject to several requirements that will include:

    • Daily watering for the first 7 days after the sod is placed.
    • Ongoing watering during the first 60 days as needed: and
    • Fertilizing with a granulated fertilizer and aeration

    The city will inspect the condition of the newly sodded area at the end of 60 days. The contractor will be required to replace any deteriorated sod noted at the time of inspection. After this inspection and the replacement of any deteriorated sod, the care and maintenance of the sod will become the homeowner’s responsibility.

    After construction, depression settlement may occur, meaning the soil over the area that was dug up had settled. Should depression occur, rectification of the depression will occur during the project two-year maintenance period.

    Please note, new sod may take up to two years to fully root and establish. The weather, sun exposure and such can affect the establishment and health of young sod. We encourage property owners to continue periodic watering (adhering to the Region of Waterloo water use by-law) and care and maintenance after the end of the sod warranty.

    If you have any questions concerning this matter, please do not hesitate to contact the city’s Project Manager at phone number 519-741-2200 ext. 7414 or email at eric.costa@kitchener.ca.

    If you would like to receive updates for this project as they become available, please subscribe and you will be added to the email list for updates on this project.

  • Stage 1: Surface Works and Driveway Access

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    Please be advised that on or about July 10, 2023, crews will begin working on string line setup for upcoming installation of concrete curb and gutter to follow on Stage 1 of Sherwood and Rosemount.

    Driveway Access during Concrete Work

    The contractor estimates that driveway access will be lost for about 3-5 weeks while concrete curb and gutter, concrete sidewalk, concrete driveway ramps and asphalt road paving is planned to occur. The duration of lost driveway access is due to several factors including:

    • time required for crews to complete their work,
    • time required for concrete to properly cure to reach its proper strength,
    • subcontractor’s schedule,
    • and other unforeseen factors such as weather.

    Crews will work diligently to complete this work in a timely manner. Wood planks/bridges may be constructed at various points along the site, by the contractor, over the newly poured concrete sidewalks to provide pedestrian access to properties.

    On Street Parking

    During reconstruction, temporary parking permits have been issued to displaced residents to allow on-street parking when needed. The permits list streets for parking options as you will be permitted to park longer than 3 hours and overnight. Permits are to be displayed on the dash of your vehicle. Ensure that your vehicle is parked in permitted areas only and that you do not interfere with any construction operations. We communicate with the Bylaw Enforcement team to ensure residents displaced by construction are noted, although illegal parking and/or safety related issues will continue to be enforced. If you require parking enforcement, please contact 519-741-2345. If you have any inquiries or require additional permits, please speak to the site inspector for further direction or contact me, the construction project manager, directly.

    Accessibility Requirements

    If you have not yet reached out to me, please let me know of any accessibility requirements, and we will work together with the contractor to arrange suitable accommodations. This could include (but not limited to) accessibility parking needs, moving in or out of your residence, special deliveries, etc.

    Curbside Waste Collection

    For curbside waste collection, please write your address on all your containers and have out to curbside by 6 a.m. on your collection day. The contractor is responsible to ensure pickup of your waste items and return your containers within a reasonable amount of time after collection occurs.

    Contact

    We’re happy to meet with you or discuss by phone, any concerns, questions or feedback that you may have. Please do not hesitate to contact me, the City’s Project Manager, by phone at 519-741-2200 ext. 7414 or by email at eric.costa@kitchener.ca.

    If you would like to receive updates for this project as they become available, please subscribe and you will be added to the email list for updates on this project. Go to the project page, add your email to the 'Stay Informed' box and click 'Subscribe'.

    City of Kitchener Project Manager

    Eric Costa – 519-741-2200 ext. 7414

    Consultant Project Manager – Arcadis

    Michael Sampson – 519-577-6758

    Consultant Construction Inspector – Arcadis

    Romana Schedler – 519-501-1531

    Contractor – J Weber

    Murray Childerhose – 519-658-3750

    Corporate Contact Centre (24 hour)

    519-741-2345

    We appreciate your patience and understanding during this project.

    Sincerely,

    Eric Costa C.E.T.

    Construction Project Manager | Engineering Services | City of Kitchener

  • Contractor Introduction, Parking and Pre-condition Inspection

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    The City of Kitchener has awarded J Weber Contracting Limited the contract for reconstruction work on Sherwood Avenue (Rosemount Drive to Becker Street), Islington Avenue (Rosemount Drive to Sherwood Avenue) and Rosemount Drive (Islington Avenue to Sherwood Avenue) Road is scheduled to start on/or about April 10, 2023 with an anticipated completion on/or about October 30, 2024.

    The City of Kitchener has retained an Engineering Consultant to act as Project Manager for this project and they should be your first point of contact should you have any questions, concerns or require special access to your residence during construction. Their contact information can be found in the contact list provided at the end of this letter. However, as the City Project Manager I remain a key point of contact; my contact information has been provided in the contact list. A Construction Inspector will be on site daily while the contractor is working. Should you have any questions or concerns while the work is in progress, the Construction Inspector can be identified by the white hardhat and can be approached at any time or contacted using the number provided in the contact list. Should you experience an after-hours emergency, please contact the 24-hour Contact Centre at 519-741-2345.

    The Contractor will start the project with the setup of their temporary watermain and by completing the pre-condition survey.

    Pre-Condition Inspection of Structures

    On heavy construction projects, it is the City of Kitchener’s standard practice to offer to inspect any buildings that might be affected by construction activities before construction starts. If during or after construction residents/tenants experience any concerns with their property, the information from the pre-construction inspection will prove very helpful in quickly and accurately resolving any claims, should they arise.

    The pre-condition inspection will be conducted by OZA Inspections and if they haven’t already, they will be contacting you within the next few days to arrange for this survey. This assessment includes an inspection of the interior and exterior of each property to document the existing condition prior to construction. In large high-rise apartment buildings, the ground floor area will be inspected, but the individual apartment units above will not be inspected.

    We appreciate that some tenants/residents may not want a pre-condition inspection of their home and we would like to stress that you are under no obligation to do so. Should this be the case, please advise the representative when they call. Please be advised if the survey is declined and you request it at a later date, the re-mobilization cost will be the responsibility of the homeowner.

    You will likely feel some vibrations during the routine operation of construction equipment; however, studies have shown that these vibrations are much less severe than the vibration level likely to cause structural damage. We do recommend that you remove light, fragile or delicate objects from shelves when construction activity is taking place adjacent to your property.

    Should you experience any problems during construction, please contact me immediately and I’ll address or direct your concern to the contractor if needed. If immediate action is needed, such as an issue with your services and City Staff or Representatives are not immediately available, you are welcome to contact the contractor directly.

    Should situations arise during or after this construction project, the following contact information and telephone numbers are provided for your convenience.

    On Street Parking

    During reconstruction, temporary parking permits will be issued to displaced residents to allow on-street parking when needed. The permits will list streets for parking options as you will be permitted to park longer than 3 hours and overnight. Permits are to be displayed on the dash of your vehicle. Ensure that your vehicle is parked in permitted areas only and that you do not interfere with any construction operations. We communicate with the Bylaw Enforcement team to ensure residents displaced by construction are noted, although illegal parking and/or safety related issues will continue to be enforced. If you require parking enforcement, please contact 519-741-2345. If you have any inquiries, please speak to the site inspector for further direction

    Contacts

    City of Kitchener Project Manager

    Eric Costa – 519-741-2200 ext. 7414

    Consultant Project Manager – ARCADIS IBI Group

    Arend Lootsma – 519-585-2255 Ext 63204

    Consultant Construction Inspector – ARCADIS IBI Group

    Ronny Shedler – 519-501-1531

    Contractor – J Weber Contracting Limited

    Murray Childerhose – 519-648-3302

    Corporate Contact Centre (24 hour)

    519-741-2345

  • Project Information and First Public Engagement

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    As part of the City of Kitchener’s ongoing efforts to provide exceptional service, staff has scheduled road and sewer improvements in your neighbourhood on the streets listed above. These improvements are scheduled to begin Spring 2023, with an estimated completion date of Fall 2024. You will be notified closer to the date construction is scheduled to start on your section of the street, and also how long access to your driveway will be affected.

    The specific improvements scheduled for these streets are:

    • Upgrade the existing storm sewer, sanitary sewer and water mains, including additional hydrants.
    • Replace existing sanitary and water services from the new mains to the property line.
    • Curb and gutter, and sidewalks will be installed.
    • Upgrade the asphalt roadway.
    • Replace all driveway ramp entrances in concrete.

    The City is proposing some elements of the “Complete Streets” approach including a narrower, roadway, wider sidewalks on both sides of the streets. The roadway asphalt width will be reduced from 9.0m to 7.0m. The width of the sidewalk on both sides of the streets will be increased from the existing width of 1.5m to 1.8m.

    These improvements are being done to upgrade the existing, deteriorated underground services and above-ground surface features, in order to prevent future system failure. The project will be funded through utility user fees and will not result in a direct charge to the homeowner.

    In order to carry out these improvements, it will be necessary to close the streets to through traffic. Prior to any road closure, signs will be posted on the approaching streets advising motorists of the date and the duration of the closure.

    Pedestrian access will be maintained to all properties at all times and vehicular access to all properties within the construction area will be maintained for as long as possible. On-street parking permits, which will allow parking on adjacent side streets, will be hand-delivered to affected homes before vehicular access is cut off.

    Before construction starts, a inspection of the existing homes and businesses will be undertaken to determine the condition of the buildings in the construction area. The selected consulting firm will contact you directly to arrange for a voluntary inspection of the exterior and interior of your building. This inspection is done to protect the property owner.

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    During the next few weeks, you may observe surveyors undertaking a detailed field survey in your neighbourhood. The survey is being completed in preparation for the reconstruction of the streets listed above.

    As is common with many city reconstruction projects, the service of a consulting engineering firm has been arranged to work with City of Kitchener staff. The firm of IBI Group has been selected for this project.

    In order to gather the required details the survey will include the frontage of your property as well as the street. The purpose of this survey is to locate all existing features (trees, gardens, steps and walkways, etc.) on the plans for preliminary study and final design.

    The surveyors should not interfere with your regular activities, but will identify themselves if you have any questions.

    The reconstruction is being done to replace the older, deteriorated underground services.

    The following is a brief list of specific improvements being considered:

    • Upgrade the existing storm sewer, sanitary sewer and water mains as required.
    • Replace existing sanitary and water services from the new mains to the property line.
    • Curb and gutter, and sidewalks will be installed.
    • Upgrade the asphalt roadway.

    More information about the project will be made available for all members of the public including owners and residents that will be directly affected by the proposed improvements.

    It is anticipated that construction will commence in the spring of 2023 and occur over 2 years.

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