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Notice of Underground Utility Construction, Field Investigations



Pearson St, 2nd Street, Cotter Street, and Prospect Street - Town of Newmarket

York Region will be completing underground utility work for the Upper York Sewage Servicing project in the Town of Newmarket. The work involves locating underground utilities (pipes and cables) along portions of Pearson Street, Second Street, Cotter Street and Prospect Street. York Region has retained GHD Limited as the consultant who will complete this work with the use of a utility investigations contractor.

As a neighbourhood resident, we are advising you that staff from GHD, along with GHD’s hired contractors will be in the area over the next few weeks to locate underground utilities using a vacuum truck that uses water to dig into the ground. The size of each excavated area may be up to one square metre, and will be restored upon completion.

Please be aware of the machinery and equipment that will be near your property to complete this work. Access to your driveways will be maintained and the work is scheduled to be completed by the end of fall 2016, with work taking place between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

For more information, please call Susan Hansler, P. Eng., Project Manager 1-877-464-9675 ext. 75075

Frequently Asked Questions

Who?

York Region will be completing underground utility work throughout the Town of Newmarket.

Where?

The work will generally be completed within the following areas:

  • Along regional and local road allowances
  • Along portions of Tom Taylor Trail

investigation area 1

investigation area 2 and 3

When?

The work will commence in mid-October and is anticipated to be completed by the end of fall 2016.  Work will take place during daytime hours, Monday to Friday.

Why do you need to do underground utilities work?

York Region is in the process of designing a second sewage pipe as part of the Upper York Sewage Servicing project.  The sewage pipe will provide redundancy in the existing wastewater collection system and will accommodate future population growth in East Gwillimbury, Newmarket and Aurora. Locating underground utilities (pipes and cables) accurately is required to help avoid conflicts and disruption to services throughout construction.

Will Tom Taylor Trail be closed?

It is not anticipated that the trail will be closed during this time. If a minor detour is needed for a portion of the trail, trail users will be directed to an appropriate detour. Please be mindful of equipment and do not enter the work zones. 

What is involved in the underground utilities work?

The underground utilities work involves the use of a vacuum truck that uses water to dig into the ground.  The size of each area may be up to one square metre, and the area will be restored upon completion.

How long will it take?

The overall work will be completed by the end of fall 2016. The vacuum truck may take up to one day at each location depending on the depth of the utility.

Who is doing the work?

York Region has retained GHD Limited as the consultant who will complete this work with the use of a utility investigations contractor.

How can I learn more about the Upper York Sewage Servicing Project?

For more information please contact:

Susan Hansler, Project Manager

Environmental Services

Telephone: 1-877-464-9675, ext. 75075

Email: susan.hansler@york.ca

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