Annual paving program

Every year, the City evaluates road conditions and schedules road repairs based on various considerations, such as:

  • the condition of the asphalt
  • the condition of the sewers and the watermain
  • the anticipated reconstruction timeline for the sewers and watermain
  • the current level of road maintenance, and
  • the volume of traffic

These roads become part of the annual paving program and are scheduled for construction between April and November, as weather allows.

The City prioritizes work in School Zones, which is anticipated to be completed between July 1 and August 31.

Streets included in this year’s program

Location map

Pavement deficit

  • Western Avenue, Cannon Street, Ridgewood Avenue, Gowdy Avenue
  • Wellington Street West
  • Downey Road
  • Laird Road
  • Woolwich Street
  • Carter Drive, Hastings Boulevard


  • Bett Court and Golds Court
  • Hanlon Creek Boulevard
  • Victoria Road North Phase 1 and 2 Subdivision
    • Mussen Street
  • Kortright Phase 4A and 4B Subdivision
    • Ambrous Crescent
    • MacAlister Boulevard
    • John Brabson Crescent
    • Gowan Court
    • Kovach Court

Components of the Annual Paving Program

Pavement deficit

Pavement deficit refers to the type of work required to repair existing roads depending on the age and condition of the road surface and the underground infrastructure.

Full depth: Full depth resurfacing involves removing all the existing asphalt and rebuilding it from the ground up.

Partial depth: Partial depth resurfacing involves removing and replacing just the surface layer of asphalt on the road to help extend its life cycle.

Roads within subdivisions

The City works to complete roads within subdivision developments at the request of the developer.  This work, which is paid for by the developer, involves:

  • repairing concrete curb and sidewalk,
  • adjusting of manholes and valves,
  • repairing asphalt,
  • paving new asphalt and installing pavement markings, including any soft boulevard restoration.

Active Transportation

The City is committed to offering options for active transportation. The goal is to encourage more people to cycle, walk, and use public transit. This will help promote healthy, active lives. The Annual Paving Program will support active transportation by installing new infrastructure such as bike lanes and multi-use pathways during road construction.

Traffic calming devices

The City’s Traffic Calming Policy was developed to help address concerns brought forward by members of the community regarding speeding and high vehicle volume in residential neighbourhoods, including School Zones.

The goals of the policy are to improve public safety for all road users, allow streets to function as intended, and encourage active transportation.

The Annual Paving Program expedites the installation of traffic calming devices (i.e., speed cushions/humps) by incorporating installation at the same time as road construction.

Public information and updates

Construction notices are delivered to residents and businesses approximately two weeks ahead of any road construction project.

For major roads and roads with a high volume of traffic, the contractor installs signs notifying road users of the upcoming work a few weeks ahead of scheduled road construction.

Examples of construction information signs

Paper construction notice with type of construction, location and date
Roadside electronic sign stating Left Lane Closed Ahead

Additional information and updates are available below:

The City appreciates your patience and understanding as we complete this important infrastructure project.

For more information

Engineering Services
Engineering and Transportation Services,
[email protected]