The Town has identified Lakewood Drive for reconstruction due to deficiencies with the water distribution and sewage collection systems. The road was constructed in 1971, and is now due for replacement of the inground works. The road will be reconstructed and the ditches reshaped and cleared of trees.
One problem with the reconstruction is the lack of information regarding drainage outlets to the Bay. The Town does not have any drawings related to the road construction nor an overall subdivision grading plan. The Request for Proposal for engineering services will have a provisional item for a storm study. The evidence available currently is that storm outlet easements do not exist and water leaving the road crosses private property.
In 2014 the Town completed a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment for improvements to the intersection of Highway 26 and Grey Road 40. The preliminary preferred option was to close the west Lakewood Drive/Highway 26 intersection and signalize the Highway 26/Grey Road 40/Lakewood Drive intersection when warranted.
Lakewood Drive's water system is sub-standard, the main is a 3” pipe and there is only one hydrant at the east end of the road. The sanitary system has deficiencies and is leaking. The project is advancing as part of the Town’s capital asset management.
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