Construction Notice: next phase of York trunk sewer project begins in February

Eramosa River Park, Florence Lane and Brockville Avenue

The City is about to begin construction on the York Trunk Sewer and Paisley-Clythe Feeder Main Phase 2B project. Work in this phase will take place between Boult Avenue and Victoria Road in Eramosa River Park, and through Florence Lane between Hayes Avenue and Victoria Road, including work along the recreational trails, and a complete reconstruction of Brockville Avenue.

The York Trunk Sewer & Paisley-Clythe Feedermain is a $30 million, multi-year infrastructure project. It is the City’s largest water main and wastewater (sanitary) sewer project. It includes the installation of about 6.2 kilometres of water pipes and 3.8 kilometres of sewer pipes. The City’s 2009 Water and Wastewater Servicing Master Plan identified the projects as priorities in order to meet our community’s existing and future water and wastewater servicing needs.

Work in this phase is being completed by Varcon Construction Corporation.

Construction to begin February 12

The York Trunk Sewer and Paisley-Clythe Feedermain Phase 2B work will begin February 12 and continue through fall of 2018. Work will take place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday to Friday. At this time there are no plans for work on Saturday. If there is a need to change these hours, notice will be provided.

It is expected that tree removal will be completed by March 31, work in Eramosa River Park will be completed by August 31 and construction on Brockville Avenue will take place between April to October, weather permitting.

Lane reductions and detours

Two-way traffic will be maintained during construction; however, lane reductions will be necessary at times. Additional information will be posted on when timing of these lane reductions is known.

Pedestrian access

All sidewalks will be maintained during construction. However, access to recreational trails through Eramosa River Park will be closed. Signage will be posted to direct pedestrians around the construction site.

Tree removals

The City has approved the removal of 31 trees in Eramosa River Park that would prevent the installation of the trunk sewer and feedermain. Tree removal will be completed by March 31.

The City will be replacing these trees with 99 new trees in Eramosa River Park and on Brockville Avenue. These trees will be planted once the project is completed.

Property access

Every effort will be made to maintain access to driveways during construction working hours (7 a.m.–7 p.m.). Construction activities and equipment movement may temporarily impact access to private property and delays should be expected.

City services

There will be no interruption to any City services during construction. Waste collection will not be affected. Please continue to place your green, blue and grey carts at the curb, as per your regular schedule.

Map of construction area












The City appreciates your patience, understanding and co-operation during this important construction project. Any updates will be posted on

For more information

Majde Qaqish, P. Eng, Project Engineer
Engineering and Transportation Services
519-822-1260 extension 2225