The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority is making progress with the construction of The Meadoway trail, extending from west of Neilson Road to Highland Creek. The anticipated completion date is early September 2023. During the ongoing construction, access to the existing pathway that intersects The Meadoway west of Neilson Road will be available on weekends starting June 16, 2023. Fencing will be adjusted every Friday evening until Monday morning to ensure safe passage on the pathway until construction is finished.
Update on Military Trail from Ellesmere Road to Highcastle Road
As you read about in my last update, the completion of the new road, curb, and sidewalk on Military Trail from Ellesmere Road to Highcastle Road has been delayed. I submitted an Administrative Inquiry at the last City Council meeting to obtain more details on what caused the delay. You can read my request and the response from staff here.
Based on the analysis of an engineering survey and geotechnical testing it has been confirmed the road was constructed with a number of significant deficiencies. At this time City staff are in contact with the contractor with the goal of having the contractor come back on site and remediate the work under the terms of the contract. However, should the contractor not do this, the City will pursue its options under the contract as appropriate. One possible outcome of this is that the deficiency correction work would need to be tendered as a new contract for completion in 2024.
The ultimate objective remains the timely completion of the road while ensuring it is safe for public use. I understand the frustration caused by this delay, City staff are working to expedite the completion of the roadwork while ensuring it meets all necessary standards and requirements for a municipal roadway.
Staff are in the process of sending out an update to the community. The details will be sent via mail and available on the project website.
Toronto Hydro Completion of Project Ellesmere- Neilson Phase 3 Rebuild
Toronto Hydro has completed rebuilding the electrical system in a section of Neilson Road and Ellesmere Road. This rebuild included upgrading underground electrical cables and replacing hydro poles on city-owned property, to improve the reliability of electrical service.
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