Sewer Construction on Yonge Street - Henderson Sewage Pumping Station
The Regional Municipality of York continues working on the new Henderson Sewage Pumping Station. Construction began in September 2021 and includes building:
- Twin forcemain sewers from the Henderson Sewage Pumping Station, along Yonge Street to south of Elderberry Trail/Hunters Glen Road
- A new sewage pumping station on Yonge Street south of Henderson Drive
- A new sewer along Henderson Drive using a trenchless technology called microtunnelling
TWIN FORCEMAIN SEWERS
Construction of the twin forcemain sewers along Yonge Street will begin on April 4, 2022. The new sewers will be built using an open cut construction methodology.
What is open cut construction?
Open cut construction involves digging a trench in the ground to install the new sewer. The trench is then backfilled with granular material and the area is restored.
DEEP FOUNDATION WORK AND PILE DRIVING
The Henderson Sewage Pumping Station will be moving into the next phase of construction. To support the facility foundation, steel piles will be driven into the ground through a technique called pile driving. Pile driving is a proven construction method and is commonly used for bridges and large structures. Pile driving is expected to begin in late March and will last for approximately 2-3 weeks.
What can you expect?
There are northbound and southbound lane restrictions on Yonge Street from Industrial Parkway South to Elderberry Trail/Hunters Glen Road; a turning lane will be maintained and directional signage will be posted
- YRT/Viva bus service will be maintained, though some bus stops may be moved; signage will be in place to guide pedestrians and riders are encouraged to visit yrt.ca or call 1-866-668-3978 with any questions about the service or schedule
- Pile driving at the site of the new Henderson Sewage Pumping Station will be done during the day and is expected to generate noise when a pile is driven into the ground; the sound is similar to a metal pipe being hit
- Due to the nature of the work, there will be construction-related noise and dust, though every effort to minimize this will be made
- There will be construction-related traffic in the area; staff will be on-site, as needed, to help with the movement of traffic and reduce any delays
- Access to all homes and buildings will be maintained and there is no impact to your water or wastewater services
We understand that construction can be disruptive; thank you for your patience while we complete this vital work. As with all construction projects, some work may be re-scheduled due to weather or other conditions.
Safety is a priority for York Region. We continue to deliver essential services while staying current with all health and safety related information and complying with guidelines related to COVID-19 published by the Ontario Ministry of Health, Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development and York Region Public Health.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Jose Manalo, P.Eng., PMP
1-877-464-9675 ext. 75043