Taking place from spring 2021 to 2025, the Cedar Drive Upgrade Project (PDF) will happen in a number of phases and will extend the sewer system, improve drainage, enhance Partington Creek and provide transportation upgrades. The much-needed upgrades will support new development in the eastern section of the Partington Creek neighbourhood, and will also improve service to existing residents in the area.
This will be the largest and likely the most complex project delivered by the City’s Engineering & Public Works department in the current five-year capital plan.
May 1, 2023 Update - Victoria Drive Road Closure
The following work is expected to begin on May 8 and will take approximately three months to complete. The contractor will install signage in the area to inform road users of this road closure, which will be in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.
The City’s contractor, Gemco Construction Ltd., will be installing a new large storm sewer main and a sanitary main on Upper Victoria Drive, between Baycrest Avenue (north of 3552 Victoria Drive) and Pollard Street. In order to complete this work, a section of Victoria Drive will be fully closed.
Please view the closure and detour map at this link.
Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians will be detoured via Pollard Street/Crouch Avenue/David Avenue/Mitchell Street.
Ongoing communications will take place with area property owners and other stakeholders as the work progresses, including notification when properties will be directly affected by construction activity.
To stay informed about the project, monitor this page or sign up for Cedar Drive Upgrade Project updates.
If you missed our recent online information session, please review the video below or the online event questions and answers.
The objectives of the Cedar Drive Upgrade Project are as follows:
Planning to bring utilities and roads to the east part of the Partington Creek neighbourhood –including the future Burke Mountain Village site – began about 10 years ago. Major engineering infrastructure is vital for the planned development envisioned in the Partington Creek Neighbourhood Plan.
The extension of services is mainly funded through developer fees, including the $16.5-million cost for the Cedar Drive Project.