Front Street Slope Stabilization/Reconstruction

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Front Street is a residential road located on the north side of the former Lake Erie bluff slope in Port Stanley.  The Lake Erie bluff slope is currently experiencing erosion and movements which are encroaching towards Front Street.  Steel gravity bin-type retaining walls were installed in the 1970’s and 80’s near the top of the slope along several sections of Front Street to stabilize sections of the top of slope and to protect the street.  These gravity bin-walls have performed successfully over several decades.  Rehabilitation of the unprotected areas experiencing movements at the top of the slope, which may compromise the municipal road (Front Street), are to be addressed.

The Municipality of Central Elgin has retained Golder Associates Ltd. to complete a geotechnical exploration and testing program for the slope and existing gravity bin retaining walls.  In July 2018, the Final Report “Geotechnical Exploration – Front Street Slope Stability Review, Port Stanley, Municipality of Central Elgin, Ontario” was provided to the Municipality.  

In September 2019, the Municipality contracted with IBI Group Inc. to complete a Schedule B Environmental Assessment of the project and provide engineering design, cost estimate, contract documentation, and drawings for the project by September 2020.

The scope of the reconstruction project will include new gravity type bin retaining walls with subdrain, curb & gutter, asphalt road and granular structure renewal, new catch basins, new storm sewer, and drainage adjustments for the existing gravity type bin-walls.  Sanitary Sewers and watermains in the area do not require replacement.   

Local traffic accommodation, emergency service access, and other related services access (school bus, garbage pickup) is paramount and shall be thoroughly considered during the design for construction.

Front Street is a residential road located on the north side of the former Lake Erie bluff slope in Port Stanley. The Lake Erie bluff slope is currently experiencing erosion and movements which are encroaching towards Front Street. Steel gravity bin-type retaining walls were installed in the 1970’s and 80’s near the top of the slope along several sections of Front Street to stabilize sections of the top of slope and to protect the street. These gravity bin-walls have performed successfully over several decades. Rehabilitation of the unprotected areas experiencing movements at the top of the slope, which may compromise the municipal road (Front Street), are to be addressed.

The Municipality of Central Elgin has retained Golder Associates Ltd. to complete a geotechnical exploration and testing program for the slope and existing gravity bin retaining walls. In July 2018, the Final Report “Geotechnical Exploration – Front Street Slope Stability Review, Port Stanley, Municipality of Central Elgin, Ontario” was provided to the Municipality.

In September 2019, the Municipality contracted with IBI Group Inc. to complete a Schedule B Environmental Assessment of the project and provide engineering design, cost estimate, contract documentation, and drawings for the project by September 2020.

The scope of the reconstruction project will include new gravity type bin retaining walls with subdrain, curb & gutter, asphalt road and granular structure renewal, new catch basins, new storm sewer, and drainage adjustments for the existing gravity type bin-walls. Sanitary Sewers and watermains in the area do not require replacement.

Local traffic accommodation, emergency service access, and other related services access (school bus, garbage pickup) is paramount and shall be thoroughly considered during the design for construction.

Front Street is a residential road located on the north side of the former Lake Erie bluff slope in Port Stanley. The Lake Erie bluff slope is currently experiencing erosion and movements which are encroaching towards Front Street. Steel gravity bin-type retaining walls were installed in the 1970’s and 80’s near the top of the slope along several sections of Front Street to stabilize sections of the top of slope and to protect the street. These gravity bin-walls have performed successfully over several decades. Rehabilitation of the unprotected areas experiencing movements at the top of the slope, which may compromise the municipal road (Front Street), are to be addressed.

The Municipality of Central Elgin has retained Golder Associates Ltd. to complete a geotechnical exploration and testing program for the slope and existing gravity bin retaining walls. In July 2018, the Final Report “Geotechnical Exploration – Front Street Slope Stability Review, Port Stanley, Municipality of Central Elgin, Ontario” was provided to the Municipality.

In September 2019, the Municipality contracted with IBI Group Inc. to complete a Schedule B Environmental Assessment of the project and provide engineering design, cost estimate, contract documentation, and drawings for the project by September 2020.

The scope of the reconstruction project will include new gravity type bin retaining walls with subdrain, curb & gutter, asphalt road and granular structure renewal, new catch basins, new storm sewer, and drainage adjustments for the existing gravity type bin-walls. Sanitary Sewers and watermains in the area do not require replacement.

Local traffic accommodation, emergency service access, and other related services access (school bus, garbage pickup) is paramount and shall be thoroughly considered during the design for construction.

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    by Shannon Zylstra, 7 months ago

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