Main Street Reconstruction

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Main Street Reconstruction Project
From Wolfe Street to Thompsons Road
(this page will be updated as more information becomes available)

Main Street Reconstruction Design

Background and Project Scope:

At the meeting of March 22, 2017 Town of Penetanguishene Council made a decision to re-tender the Main Street Reconstruction project to instead begin in 2018.  The tender will include a one (1) and two (2) year option and plans (to be released May 2017) with a bid deadline of August 2017.  The 2018 reconstruction project will replace aged underground infrastructure, as well as see the installation of revitalized sidewalks, roadways and streetscaping.

The project was originally scheduled to take place starting April 2017, however due to the project quote received being significantly higher than anticipated, it was determined that delaying the project and reissuing the tender for 2018 would be the best approach to re-evaluate the financial considerations.

"Council and staff are committed to ensuring the project is the most cost-effective and efficient reconstruction project for the Town's main street" said the Town's CAO, Jeff Lees. "We will be working with the consultant and prequalified contractors to bring forward the project details for 2018."

"Main Street has been in need of reconstruction for many years," said Mayor Gerry Marshall. "I know residents and businesses have been looking forward to this for a long time, but as a Council it's our job to ensure we make the most financially responsible decision."

Main Street Reconstruction project recieves funding (News Article - July 2015)

Pubilc Information Session - Main Street Reconstruction Streetscaping Presentation (October 3, 2016)  (please note: the presentation from Envision Tatham on the streetscaping design outlines the streetscaping design features only and that the actual as-built design may differ) 

Project Limits Map

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Public Information 

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Next Steps

Once a contractor has been selected a pre-construction meeting will be held in April 2017 by the Town to allow residents, business owners and the public at large to meet Town staff, the engineering consultant and contractor and discuss specific concerns related to the project.

Main Street Reconstruction Project limits