Fruitvale identifying cost of major infrastructure project

The Davis Avenue Scoping Project is in response to ongoing concerns with roadworks, drainage and utility services.

Fruitvale is starting to look at a major infrastructure project with a $30,000 report, paved with a $10,000 provincial planning grant.

The Davis Avenue Scoping Project is in response to ongoing concerns with roadworks, drainage and utility services from Eastview/Mountain/Hepburn up Davis Avenue to Coughlin Road, explained chief administrative officer Lila Cresswell.

“It is a challenging area and the road has been deteriorating over the years,” she said. “Water and sewer services will be assessed at the same time for any improvements or replacements as part of the project (because) once you open a road, it is prudent to do whatever works are beneficial at that time.”

Most of the survey work updating is completed and the consultants are now working on the drainage catchment area mapping, confirmed Cresswell, who anticipates a full report completed by year end and the estimates by spring.

The report includes:

· complete a topographic survey to include edge of asphalt, existing property markers, water and sanitary sewer infrastructure for Davis Avenue from Hepburn Street to Caughlin Road.

· integrate all available data from the village including record drawings, existing condition data, easements and underground utility features with the topographic survey data that will support the creation of an overall base map that will guide analysis and recommendations and ultimately form the basis of conceptual design

· review all of the drainage catchment areas that contribute flows to the project area and identify opportunities to improve overall drainage capture and performance

· estimate the required capacity of the sanitary sewer, by considering all contributing areas, including estimating the input of projected future developments which tie into the sanitary sewer

· consider the age and condition of the sanitary sewer as a driver to improvement or replacement

· review the current and projected demands to the water system for residential and firefighting use in the surrounding areas

· estimate the capacity necessary to service current residences and future growth with adequate water pressure and required fire protection

· review the roadway usage and traffic patterns for Davis Avenue, Caughlin Road, Mountain Street, Eastview Boulevard, Hepburn Street and their respective intersections

· consider the geotechnical information acquired from developments in the surrounding area in order to make assumptions about the road’s structure and behaviour

· based on the reviews of existing infrastructure, assign a corresponding level of service for each infrastructure category with consideration to adherence to applicable industry standards to guide in determining the respective desired levels of service

· then propose feasible solutions for the upgrading of drainage and catchment, sanitary sewer, water and transportation systems

· final step is determination of a Class C cost estimate for the project

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