District 6 will be getting its fair share of infrastructure investment in the coming weeks and months.
First, pothole relief is near for residents of Mapleridge Ave (off of Caldwell). The road will soon be resurfaced in its entirety. The contract amounting to about $247,000 was approved by City Council this week as part of a $1,000,000 package of resurfacing sections of three streets including Sunnybrooke and McAlear.
Maintaining the structure of our roads is very important, said Councillor Steven Erdelyi, responsible for Public Works and Engineering. Two-thirds of the cost are eligible for funding by the provincial gas tax.
Water pipe resleeving will also take place on Caldwell Ave, Guelph Road between Parkhaven and Jellicoe as well as on Parkhaven from Guelph to Chamberland Cr. Pipe rehabilitation will also take place on the Western end of Cote Saint-Luc Rd. and on sections of Smart, Kingsley, Trent and Magnolia.
Sleeving of water pipes reduces the risk of water main breaks, water loss from aging pipes and pressure fluctuation. Work will be completed by the end of October. Mayor Housefather says that two-thirds of this cost is also eligible for provincial grants and this work will reduce our water costs by using, and losing, less water.