For those residents along 4th Line near Beaty Trail & Menefly Place who are getting increasing frustrated with the detour, you are not alone. I have over the last few weeks have received a number of complaints from residents in the area who are upset that 4th Line south of Derry towards Clark Blvd has been closed off.
The reason for the closure is that the developer has been doing some tree replacements and some other work in preparation for development at that corner. This is a piece of land that is close to the new school that will be built (timeline unknown) and a proposed condominium is slated for the area but nothing has been presented to the town in the form of a sight plan yet. I know residents in the area are concerned about the impact of that development so stay tuned to this blog for more information as it comes available.
The latest delay in the work at on the property is due to weather & soil issues, amongst others. The new deadline for completion is January 30th and I have been in contact with staff on a regular basis to ensure it stays on schedule.
Here is the notice we received from town staff:
MTE Consultants Inc. has requested that the closure of Fourth Line between Beaty Trail and Menefy Place be extended until January 30, 2012.
The following is a synopsis of the issues that have taken place related to this project which has resulted in construction delays and thus the need for the extension of the road closure.
• Unusual soils conditions and dewater requirements have delayed the installation of the footings for the structure.
• Heavy rainfall events have cost the contractor over a week in down time.
• A 6” gas main was broken during excavation.
• There was a breakdown of the onsite crane used for the culvert installation.
Stay tuned to www.mikecluett.ca for more details as they come.