For information on why the Rosehill Reservoir project is taking place, please go here
Good afternoon Rosehill neighbours,
Deliveries on large and/or special trucks via Summerhill Avenue to the Valve House and south end of the reservoir will resume starting Wednesday October 30, 2019 and continue until the end of the project in Spring, 2021. Deliveries will be especially frequent over the following three weeks and then will be periodic.
To make these deliveries, the parking restrictions in front of 91 Summerhill Avenue to 101 Summerhill Avenue will be required. Attached are the Parking Notice #2 which will be delivered by mail to the neighbourhood south of the reservoir and the Parking Restriction Notice #2 which will be placed on drivers' windshields on Summerhill Avenue. I'll post this to the webpage next week.
Unfortunately, temporary on-street parking permits will not be issued by the City's Permit Office.
Please contact me if you have any questions.
Apologies for issuing the following correction to the previous update #25. The sodding that was expected to take place this fall will be moved to another date next year when the weather warms up.
The City's approach in this contract for sodding new grass requires a 60 to 90-day period minimum without disturbance for the roots to establish or "stitch into" the soil. The upcoming cold and fluctuating weather will impact the grass from establishing, and the team would like to ensure that the sodding is successful.
In the meantime, the contractor will be monitoring the soil as the temperatures get colder (and hardens the ground) and rain (to keep the soil saturated) to prevent dust/dirt getting caught up in windy conditions.
Thank you for your understanding and patience.
Here's a quick update on work since Phase 2B started earlier in August.
Reservoir Interior work:
The west basin has been commissioned and is in operation
The east basin has been drained and cleaned for work to start on expansion joints
West side of park has completed the granular backfill and is stockpiling topsoil.
The east side of the park has stripped about 80% of its topsoil
Sodding is expected to take place late fall
Other Infrastructure work
The catchbasins on west side of park have been replaced
The watermain tie-in at the end of Jackes Avenue has been completed
The grading of slope on the west side of park are in progress
Installation of Phase 2B hoarding & tree protection in progress
Removal and storage of memorial benches and plaques (Parks staff have reached out to families, please contact us if your family has not been contacted).
The contractor will be resuming construction work on the reservoir exterior on Saturdays, starting tomorrow April 13 (weather dependent) to the end of the year. We apologize for the late notification. Please refer to Construction Notice #5 on January 17, 2019.
Public Meeting Presentation Details & Four Tree Removal Information. Click here for the details.
A New design for David A Balfour Park please click here.