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Queen Street Improvements: July 12, 2024
 
Brock Street to Spring Street
The Art Hub - Closed
Corner Nook Eatery - Closed
The Beauty Lounge - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Lifes A Stitch - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Canela Bath & Body - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Victim Services - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Soaps by She - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
CIBC - 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Aline Wellness - Closed
Total Hearing Centre - 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
BMO - 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

March Street to Spring Street
Queens Tarts - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Minerva -11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sukhdev - 12 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Tazzis - 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
The Other Guys - 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Scripture Gift & Book - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Downtown Association - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Jories - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Queen Street Improvements: July 10, 2024
 
Queen Street will be closed from Brock Street to Spring Street for two days starting Tuesday, July 9, 2024, for a water service installation as part of the Queen Street Improvement Project.
 
Drivers, please stay alert and follow all signs. Pedestrians, find an alternate route since part of the sidewalk will be closed. We appreciate your patience and cooperation during this temporary closure. 

Brock Street to Spring Street
The Art Hub - Closed
Corner Nook Eatery - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Beauty Lounge - 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Lifes A Stitch - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Canela Bath & Body - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Victim Services - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Soaps by She - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
CIBC - 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Aline Wellness - 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Total Hearing Centre - 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
BMO - 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
March Street to Spring Street
Queens Tarts - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Minerva -11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sukhdev - 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Tazzis - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Other Guys - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Scripture Gift & Book - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Downtown Association - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Jories - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
Queen Street Improvements: July 9, 2024
 
Queen Street will be closed from Brock Street to Spring Street for two days starting today, Tuesday, July 9, 2024, for a water service installation as part of the Queen Street Improvement Project.
 
Drivers, please stay alert and follow all signs. Pedestrians, find an alternate route since part of the sidewalk will be closed. We appreciate your patience and cooperation during this temporary closure. 
 
Brock Street to Spring Street
The Art Hub - Closed
Corner Nook Eatery - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Beauty Lounge - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Lifes A Stitch - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Canela Bath & Body - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Victim Services - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Soaps by She - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
CIBC - 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Aline Wellness - 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Total Hearing Centre - 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
BMO - 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
March Street to Spring Street
Queens Tarts - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Minerva -11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tazzis - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Other Guys - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Scripure Gift & Book - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Downtown Association - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Jories - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
Queen Street Improvements: July 8, 2024

Please note that the Downtown Plaza water feature will be closed today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Queen Street will be closed from Brock Street to Spring Street for two days starting Tuesday, July 9, 2024, for a water service installation as part of the Queen Street Improvement Project.
Drivers, please stay alert and follow all signs. Pedestrians, find an alternate route since part of the sidewalk will be closed. We appreciate your patience and cooperation during this temporary closure.
 
Brock Street to Spring Street

The Art Hub - Closed
Corner Nook Eatery - Closed
The Beauty Lounge - Closed
Lifes A Stitch - Closed
Canela Bath & Body - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Victim Services - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Soaps by She - Closed
CIBC - 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Aline Wellness - 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Total Hearing Centre - 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
BMO - 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
March Street to Spring Street

Queens Tarts - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Minerva - Closed
Tazzis - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Other Guys - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Scripture Gift & Book - Closed
Downtown Association - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Jories - Closed
Email us at queenstreet@averyconstruction.ca

Progress
 
During the last week, the Contractor has completed the following activities:
March to Spring (north side)
  • Worked on electrical ducts for new street lighting.
 
Spring to Brock (north side)
  • Installed catch basin and storm leads.
  • Replaced existing faulty water curb boxes.
  • Excavated existing watermain at 3 locations in preparation for work planned for Monday, July 8th
  • Erected advance notice signage for planned Queen Street closure on Tuesday, July 9th and Wednesday, July 10th.  
Proposed Activities
 
This week the Contractor is proposing to undertake the following activities
March to Spring (north side)
  • Complete electrical ducts for new street lighting.
  • Prepare for concrete sidewalk.
 
Spring to Brock (north side)
  • Continue with installation of catch basins and storm leads.
  • Replace existing faulty water curb boxes.
  • Complete new valve installations and decommissioning of old service on existing watermain on Monday, July 8th during planned outage.
  • Complete installation of new water service on Tuesday, July 9th and Wednesday 10th during closure of Queen Street.
Impacts
 
There is a planned water OUTAGE for Monday, July 8th between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. for the businesses/residents located on Queen between Spring and Brock.  The outage is necessary to complete some upgrades to the existing water distribution system as part of the Queen Street project. Notices were issued last by PUC to impacted businesses/residents advising of outage.
 
Queen Street will be CLOSED to traffic commencing on Tuesday, July 9th for 2 days to allow installation of a new water service across Queen Street. 
  • During the construction process, Queen Street will be reduced to a single lane of traffic and one parking lane while the Contractor works on half of Queen Street at a time.  One lane is now closed between March and Brock Street on north side.
  • Once the hard surfaces (such as concrete & unit pavers) are removed, temporary walkways will be established to allow access to the businesses.  If there’s a need to close a walkway, the Contractor will coordinate with the businesses to determine best timing and the provide alternative access whenever feasible. 
  • Queen Street from Elgin to March will be fully closed for a period of six weeks commencing mid-August.  Additionally, there may be occasional short-term closures of Queen Street its side streets.  Advance notification will be provided for any closures.
  • Scheduled short-term outages of the water supply may occur during completion of upgrades to the water distribution system.  Advance notice will be given before any work-related outages. 
Schedule
 
  • The work on Queen Street between Elgin Street and Brock Street commenced from March Street and will continue towards Brock Street along the north side before diverting to south side and working back towards March Street.   
  • The work between March and Elgin is tentatively scheduled to commence early August with the 6-week closure of Queen tentatively scheduled for mid to later August.
  • The work is scheduled to be Substantially completed late this fall with some work extending into 2025 depending upon on the final project limits.
  • The Contractor’s progress and schedule will be monitored closely.
 
Queen Street Improvements: July 5, 2024
 
Queen Street will be closed from Brock Street to Spring Street for two days starting Tuesday, July 9, 2024, for a water service installation as part of the Queen Street Improvement Project.
Drivers, please stay alert and follow all signs. Pedestrians, find an alternate route since part of the sidewalk will be closed. We appreciate your patience and cooperation during this temporary closure.

Brock Street to Spring Street
 
The Art Hub - Closed
Corner Nook Eatery - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Beauty Lounge - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Lifes A Stitch - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Canela Bath and Body - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Victim Services of Algoma - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Soaps by She - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
CIBC - 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Aline Wellness - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Total Hearing Centre - 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
BMO - 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

March Street to Spring Street
 
Queens Tarts - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Minerva Vintage - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tazzis - 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The Other Guys - 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Scripture Gift and Book - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Downtown Association - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Jories - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

July 2, 2024

Progress
 
During the last week, the Contractor has completed the following activities:
March to Spring (north side)
  • Completed installation of soil cells. 
  • Completed installation of catch basins up to Spring.
  • Removed roadway asphalt.
Spring to Brock (north side)
  • Completed construction of temporary walkway and erection of fencing.
  • Completed removal of unit pavers and concrete curb.

Proposed Activities
 
This week the Contractor is proposing to undertake the following activities:
March to Spring (north side)
  • Install electrical ducts for new street lighting.
  • Prepare for concrete sidewalk.
Spring to Brock (north side)
  • Continue with removals of curbs and asphalt.
  • Install catch basins and storm leads.
  • Replace existing faulty water curb boxes.
  • Prepare for Queen Street closure on Tuesday, July 9th including erection of advance notice signage.
  • Excavate existing watermain in preparation for work planned for Monday, July 8th.
     
Impacts
 
  • Queen Street will be CLOSED to traffic commencing on Tuesday, July 9th for 2 days to allow installation of a new water service across Queen Street. 
  • There is a planned water OUTAGE for Monday, July 8th between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. for the businesses/residents located on Queen between Spring and Brock.  The outage is necessary to complete some upgrades to the existing water distribution system as part of the Queen Street project. Notices will be delivered by PUC to impacted businesses/residents advising of outage.
  • During the construction process, Queen Street will be reduced to a single lane of traffic and one parking lane while the Contractor works on half of Queen Street at a time.  One lane is now closed between March and Brock Street on north side.
  • Once the hard surfaces (such as concrete & unit pavers) are removed, temporary walkways will be established to allow access to the businesses.  If there’s a need to close a walkway, the Contractor will coordinate with the businesses to determine best timing and the provide alternative access whenever feasible. 
  • Queen Street from Elgin to March will be fully closed for a period of six weeks commencing mid-August.  Additionally, there may be occasional short-term closures of Queen Street its side streets.  Advance notification will be provided for any closures.
  • Scheduled short-term outages of the water supply may occur during completion of upgrades to the water distribution system.  Advance notice will be given before any work-related outages.  There are no planned water outages for this current week. 
 
Schedule
 
  • The work on Queen Street between Elgin Street and Brock Street commenced from March Street and will continue towards Brock Street along the north side before diverting to south side and working back towards March Street.   
  • The work between March and Elgin is tentatively scheduled to commence early August with the 6-week closure of Queen tentatively scheduled for mid to later August.
  • The work is scheduled to be Substantially completed late this fall with some work extending into 2025 depending upon on the final project limits.
  • The Contractor’s progress and schedule will be monitored closely.
While we understand that the construction may cause some inconvenience to the adjacent business and property owners, every effort will be made to minimize the disruptions, where possible.  
 

June 28, 2024

Queen Street Improvements Project: Upcoming Road Closure and Water Outage 
Attention residents and businesses: As part of our ongoing Queen Street Improvements Project, please be advised of the following:
 
Monday, July 8
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
We will be performing a water outage to decommission an old water service. The road will remain open during this time. Affected customers will be individually notified by PUC.
 
Tuesday, July 9
Starting at 6 a.m. for a period of 2 days
 
Queen Street will be CLOSED between Brock Street and Spring Street to facilitate the installation of a new water service to one of the businesses on this block. The water will not need to be turned off for this at this point.
Proper signage and notices will be distributed next week, but we wanted to give everyone a heads up in advance.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!
 
Brock Street to Spring Street:
The Art Hub - Closed
Corner Nook Eatery - Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Beauty Lounge - Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Life's A Stitch - Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Canela Bath and Body - Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Victim Services of Algoma - Open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Soaps By She - Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
CIBC - Open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Aline Wellness - Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Total Hearing Centre - Open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
BMO - Open 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

June 26, 2024
 
Brock Street to Spring Street:
 
The Art Hub - Closed
Corner Nook Eatery - Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Beauty Lounge - Open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Life's a Stitch - Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Canela Bath & Body - Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Victim Services of Algoma - Open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Soaps by She - Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
CIBC - Open 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Aline Wellness - Open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Total Hearing Centre - Open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
BMO - Open 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Work will be focused between Brock Street and March Street on the North Side of the road throughout this stage of construction. All businesses open as usual. 
Email queenstreet@averyconstruction.ca for comments and concerns.
 
June 25, 2024

Brock to Spring Street:
 
The Art Hub - Closed
Corner Nook Eatery - Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Beauty Lounge - Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Life's a Stitch - Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m
Canela Bath & Body - Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Victim Services of Algoma - Open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Soaps by She - Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
CIBC - Open 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Aline Wellness - Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Total Hearing Centre - Open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
BMO - Open 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Work will focus on Brock Street and March Street on the road's north side throughout this construction stage. All businesses open AS USUAL
Email queenstreet@averyconstruction.ca for comments and concerns.
 
June 24, 2024

Brock Street to Spring Street:
 
The Art Hub - Closed
Corner Nook Eatery - Open 11AM to 3PM
The Beauty Lounge - Closed
Life's a Stitch - Closed
Canela Bath & Body - Open 9AM to 5PM
Victim Services of Algoma - Open 8:30AM to 4:30PM
Soaps by She - Closed
CIBC - Open 9:30AM to 5:00PM
Aline Wellness - Open 10AM to 7PM
Total Hearing Centre - Open 9AM to 4:30PM
BMO - Open 9:30AM to 5:00PM
 
Work will be focused between Brock Street and March Street on the North Side of the road throughout this stage of construction. All businesses open AS USUAL.
 
Progress
 
During the last week, the Contractor has completed the following activities:
 
March to Spring (north side)
  • Worked on installation of soil cells. 
  • Installed catch basin near March.
     
Spring to Brock (north side)
  • Set up traffic control and extended westbound lane closure to the east side of Brock.
  • Decommissioned existing street lighting. 
  • Commenced with removal of unit pavers and curbs.
  • Constructed temporary walkway with rubber mats and erected temporary fencing within removal area.
     
Proposed Activities
 
This week the Contractor is proposing to undertake the following activities:
March to Spring (north side)
  • Complete remaining soil cell. 
  • Complete catch basin installations.
  • Install electrical ducts for new street lighting.
  • Commence with concrete sidewalk late in week it timing permits.
 
Spring to Brock (north side)
  • Continue with removals of unit pavers, curbs, asphalt etc.
  • Complete construction of temporary walkway and erection of fencing up to Brock.
Impacts
 
During the construction process, Queen Street will be reduced to a single lane of traffic and one parking lane while the Contractor works on half of Queen Street at a time.  One lane is now closed between March and Brock Street on north side.
 
Once the hard surfaces (such as concrete & unit pavers) are removed, temporary walkways will be established to allow access to the businesses.  If there’s a need to close a walkway, the Contractor will coordinate with the businesses to determine best timing and the provide alternative access whenever feasible. 

Queen Street from Elgin to March will be fully closed for a period of six weeks commencing mid-August.  Additionally, there may be occasional short-term closures of Queen Street its side streets.  Advance notification will be provided for any closures.

Scheduled short-term outages of the water supply may occur during completion of upgrades to the water distribution system.  Advance notice will be given before any work-related outages.  There are no planned water outages for this week. 
 
 
Schedule
 
  • The work on Queen Street between Elgin Street and Brock Street commenced from March Street and will continue towards Brock Street along the north side before diverting to south side and working back towards March Street.   
  • The work between March and Elgin is tentatively scheduled to commence early August with the 6-week closure of Queen tentatively scheduled mid August.
  • The work is scheduled to be Substantially completed late this fall with some work extending into 2025 depending upon on the final project limits.
  • The Contractor’s progress and schedule will be monitored closely.
 
While we understand that the construction may cause some inconvenience to the adjacent business and property owners, every effort will be made to minimize the disruptions, where possible.  
 
 
June 20, 2024

Access Limitations Today:
There will be intermittent access interruptions on north sidewalk between Brock Street and Spring Street while we complete paver removals and install temporary walkway.
Businesses open as usual. 

 
June 19, 2024

Brock Street to Spring Street 
 
The Art Hub - Closed
Corner Nook Eatery - Open 10AM to 3PM
The Beauty Lounge - Open 11AM to 7PM
Life's A Stitch - Open 10AM to 4PM
Canela Bath and Body - Open 9AM to 5PM
Victim Services of Algoma - Open 8:30AM to 4:30PM
Soaps By She - Open 10AM to 4PM
CIBC - Open 9:30AM to 5:00PM
Aline Wellness - Open 9AM to 7PM
Total Hearing Centre - Open 9AM to 4:30PM
BMO - Open 9:30AM to 5:00PM
 
Construction will be focused between Brock Street and March Street on the North Side of the road throughout this stage of construction. All Businesses Open As Usual
 
Email queenstreet@averyconstruction.ca for comments and concerns.
 
June 17, 2024

Brock Street to Spring Street

The Art Hub - Closed
Corner Nook Eatery - Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Beauty Lounge - Closed
Life's A Stitch - Closed
Canela Bath and Body - Closed
Victim Services of Algoma - Open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Soaps By She - Closed
CIBC - Open 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Aline Wellness - Open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Total Hearing Centre - Open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
BMO - Open 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 
The contractor will be focused between Brock Street and March Street on the North Side of the road throughout this stage of construction. All Businesses Open As Usual.
 
Email queenstreet@averyconstruction.ca for comments and concerns.

June 17 -21, 2024
Progress
 
During the last week, the Contractor has completed the following activities between March and Spring.
Installed new fire hydrant on north side near Civic 496 after removal of rock.
Commenced with excavation and installation of underground soil cells and completed installation near Spring.
Completed repair to existing watermain which broke while removing rock for soil cell which resulted in an unplanned water outage.
Received materials.
 
Proposed Activities

This week the Contractor is proposing to undertake the following activities between March and Spring:
March to Spring (north side)
  • Continue work on soil cells and catch basin installations.
Spring to Brock (north side)
  • Set up traffic control and close westbound lane to east side of Brock (Monday).
  • Construct temporary walkway within removal area and erect fencing along walkway for access to businesses.
  • City Transit to remove signs, pay & display units & bus shelter within construction area.
  • Decommission and remove existing street lights (Tuesday).
  • Commence with removals (i.e. curb, asphalt, unit pavers etc.) later in the week.
Impacts
 
  • During the construction process, Queen Street will be reduced to a single lane of traffic and one parking lane while the Contractor works on half of Queen Street at a time.  One lane is now closed between March and Spring Street on north side.
  • Once the hard surfaces (such as concrete & unit pavers) are removed, temporary walkways will be established to allow access to the businesses.  If there’s a need to close a walkway, the Contractor will coordinate with the businesses to determine best timing and the provide alternative access whenever feasible. 
  • Queen Street from Elgin to March will be fully closed for a period of six weeks commencing mid-August.  Additionally, there may be occasional short-term closures of Queen Street its side streets.  Advance notification will be provided for any closures.
  • Scheduled short-term outages of the water supply may occur during completion of upgrades to the water distribution system.  Advance notice will be given before any work-related outages.  There are no planned water outages for this week. 
Schedule
 
  • The work on Queen Street between Elgin Street and Brock Street commenced from March Street and will continue towards Brock Street along the north side before diverting to south side and working back towards March Street.   
  • The work between March and Elgin is tentatively scheduled to commence early August with the 6-week closure of Queen tentatively scheduled mid August.
  • The work is scheduled to be Substantially completed late this fall with some work extending into 2025 depending upon on the final project limits.
  • The Contractor’s progress and schedule will be monitored closely.
 
June 10 -14, 2024
Progress
During the last week, the Contractor has completed the following activities between March and Spring.
Completed removals of unit pavers, concrete curb, and asphalt along the north side of Queen.
  • Constructed a temporary walkway for access to the businesses and erected fencing around the construction area and along the temporary walkway.
  • Completed exploratory work to confirm the location of existing utilities.
  • Decommissioned and removed existing street lights on the north side.
Proposed Activities
This week the Contractor is proposing to undertake the following activities between March and Spring:
  • Install a new fire hydrant on June 11 north side near Civic 496 (Note, the work will require a water outage as outlined below).
  • Commence with excavation and installation of underground soil cells upon delivery of materials.
  • Install new catch basins upon delivery of materials.
Impacts
  • During the construction process, Queen Street will be reduced to a single lane of traffic and one parking lane while the Contractor works on half of Queen Street at a time.  One lane is now closed between March and Spring Street on the north side.
  • Once the hard surfaces (such as concrete & unit pavers) are removed, temporary walkways will be established to allow access to the businesses.  If there’s a need to close a walkway, the Contractor will coordinate with the businesses to determine the best timing and provide alternative access whenever feasible.
  • Queen Street from Elgin to March will be fully closed for a period of six weeks commencing mid-August.  Additionally, there may be occasional short-term closures of Queen Street its side streets.  Advance notification will be provided for any closures.
  • Scheduled short-term outages of the water supply may occur during the completion of upgrades to the water distribution system.  Advance notice will be given before any work-related outages. 
 
Schedule
  •  The installation of the new hydrant scheduled for Tuesday, June 11 will require a shut-down of the existing water main between March and Spring to complete the connection.  The outage which will extend much of the day and will impact the businesses/residences between March and Spring who were issued Notices last week by PUC.  
  • The work on Queen Street between Elgin Street and Brock Street will commence from March Street and continue towards Brock Street along the north side before diverting to the south side and working back towards March Street.  
  • The work between March and Elgin is tentatively scheduled to commence in early August with the 6-week closure of Queen tentatively scheduled mid August.
  • The work is scheduled to be Substantially completed late this fall with some work extending into 2025 depending upon the final project limits.
  • The Contractor’s progress and schedule will be monitored closely.
June 3 to 7, 2024
During the last week, the Contractor has completed the following activities.
  • Mobilized to the site and set up a construction yard on Bay Street. 
  • Set up traffic control and closed the westbound lane on the north side between March Street and east of Spring Street. 
  • Removed traffic signals at the Queen-Spring Street intersection and installed all-way stop signs 
  • City Transit removed signs, pay, and display units within the construction area.
Proposed Activities for this week
  • Removals of unit pavers, curb, and asphalt on the north side.
  • Temporary walkway and fencing along the walkway for access to businesses.
  • Removal of street light poles on the north side within the construction area (street lighting to remain operational on the south side).
  • Exploratory work to confirm the location of existing utilities.
Impacts
  • Queen Street will be reduced to a single lane of traffic and one parking lane while the Contractor works on half of Queen Street at a time. One lane is closed between March Street and Spring Street on the north side.
  • Queen Street from Elgin Street to March Street will be fully closed for a period of six weeks commencing mid-August. Additionally, there may be occasional short-term closures of Queen Street and side streets. Advance notification will be provided for any closures.
Schedule
  • The work on Queen Street between Elgin Street and Brock Street will commence from March Street and continue towards Brock Street along the north side before diverting to south side and working back towards March Street.   
  • The work between March and Elgin is tentatively scheduled to commence early August with the 6-week closure of Queen scheduled mid August.
  • The work is scheduled to be substantially completed late fall with some work extending into 2025 depending upon on the final project limits.
May 27, 2024
  • Continuing with pre-construction building survey
  • Ordering and acquiring materials
  • Mobilizing equipment and manpower to the site
  • Setting up traffic control for the initial phase that includes closing off the north through & parking lane between March and east of Spring street
  • Commencing with removals (i.e. street lighting poles).  
  • Queen Street from Elgin to March will be closed for six weeks, starting mid-August. Additionally, there may be occasional short-term closures of Queen Street and its side streets.  Advance notification will be provided for any closures.
  • Scheduled short-term outages of the water supply may occur during completion of upgrades to the water distribution system.  Advance notice will be given before any work-related outages.  
May 23, 2024
  • Beginning Monday, May 27, 2024, Queen Street will be reduced to one lane between Spring Street and March Street to accommodate construction.
  • While the lane reduction is in effect, the sidewalk on the north side of Queen Street will remain open for patrons visiting local businesses. Those needing access beyond this block should use the sidewalk on the South side.
  • Traffic signals at the intersection of Spring Street and Queen Street will be removed and replaced with stop signs. These signals will not be reinstalled. Instead, a pedestrian crossover (PXO) with stop control on Spring Street will be constructed on Queen Street. 
  • Transit users should note that the bus stop located just east of Spring Street will be temporarily removed. Other bus stops on Queen Street will be available.
May 8, 2024
  • The improvements include replacing the asphalt roadway surface, curbs, boulevard, sidewalk, street lighting, and portions of the stormwater collection system along with the streetscape amenities such as landscaping and furnishings. 
  • Work on the site will begin the week of May 27, 2024. Substantial completion is expected by late fall 2024 with some work extending into 2025 depending on final project limits. 
  • Walkways along Queen Street may become inaccessible. The Contractor has been directed to minimize the duration of any closures and to collaborate with the business owners to provide alternative temporary access, where possible.
  • Queen Street and area business and property owners, together with tenants, are invited to attend a Public Open House on Thursday, Mav 23 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Civic Centre in the Russ Ramsay Room.
April 29, 2024
  • Avery Construction Limited has been awarded the contract for this project.
  • To meet the $6M budget allocated by Council, the current project limits are from Elgin Street to Brock Street. 
  • The City has applied for additional funds through the NOHFC and if successful, the project limits will be extended to Elgin Street to East Street. 
  • Underground services including sanitary sewers and watermains will be replaced between Elgin Street and March Street. This work will necessitate a full closure of Queen between Elgin and March for six (6) weeks.
  • Queen Street will be reduced to one lane of traffic and one parking lane. There will also be short-term intermittent closures of Queen and side streets.  The Contactor will provide advance notification for any closures, including signage.  The businesses and the public will also be notified through media releases.

Queen Street is the heartbeat of Sault Ste. Marie. It’s a destination for entertainment, culture, and retail activities. Recent successes like the Downtown Plaza and Soo Market have showcased its potential. 
 
As a community, our last investment in Queen Street is believed to have been more than four decades ago, and since that time, a lot has changed, and downtown trends have evolved.
 
As a result of public open houses and community feedback, conceptual drawings for Queen Street promise a fresh new look, which was recently achieved with Bay Street and has since been well-received by the community. Enhanced accessibility, wider lanes, inviting boulevards, updated street lighting, trees, and patio spaces.
 
While most of us are excited about the Queen Street project, there will be some temporary construction impacts. We are committed to communicating any disruptions and informing the public of the details so that we can all plan accordingly. Continue to visit this page for updates on the project. 
 
Together, we’re paving the way for a brighter future for Sault Ste. Marie.

  
 
AECOM Canada will oversee the construction on behalf of the City and will have staff on-site full-time. If you have any questions or concerns relating to the project, contact an AECOM representative below:
 
Darrell Maahs, AECOM Project Manager
7O5-971-2626 (cell)
 
Kerry Young, AECOM Site Supervisor
705-254-8720 (cell)
 
City staff contact:
Maggie Mcauley
Municipal Services and Design Engineer
705-759-5385