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Town preparing 2024/2025 construction plans for Sixth Street

Public information centre taking place May 31 being put on by the town to answer questions on major roadwork plans for Sixth St. between High and Hurontario
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The Town of Collingwood is gearing up to do major work on Sixth St., and is interested in gathering public feedback on their plans.

The town, along with Tatham Engineering, will be hosting a public information centre on Wednesday, May 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Collingwood Public Library on the third floor in Community Rooms B and C. The reconstruction is slated to take place on Sixth St. between High and Hurontario Streets.

The session will be an informal open house to display the preliminary design drawings and to discuss and answer any questions residents may have about the project.

"The Sixth Street watermain and road project is driven by a need to replace aged and undersized water infrastructure and also includes a growth component with the installation of a large diameter trunk watermain to move water to the west side of town," Peggy Slama, the town's director of public works, engineering and environmental services told CollingwoodToday this week.

Key work to be completed includes the replacement of the watermain distribution system, installation of a transmission watermain, replacement of the sanitary and storm sewer, full road reconstruction including new curbs and gutters and adding a new multi-use trail within the south boulevard.

Slama said the current estimated schedule for the project will see engineering design completed in 2023, pre-construction investigations, tendering and construction begin in 2024 and construction completed in 2025.

"It is possible construction will require an additional year, but this is the estimated schedule at this time," she said.

The cost of the project overall is expected to come in at $13.8 million, spread over three budget years.

Public comments on the project will be accepted by the town until June 30.

More information and drawings can be found on the town’s Engage Collingwood page here.

To send in your feedback or ask questions, email project manager Mike Latimer at [email protected].

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