Welcome to the Mayor’s Monday Mailbag, an initiative Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward and the Mayor’s Office launched to share weekly answers to questions from the public we’ve received through our main email inbox at email@example.com or the Mayor’s social media platforms.
At the end of the month, we publish a roundup of those most pressing questions we’ve received in the weeks prior.
Mayor’s Monday Mailbag – Nov. 21, 2022
“What is happening with the Plains Road Protected Bikeway and Resurfacing Project and how is it affecting this year’s loose-leaf collection service?”
Construction activity for the Plains Road Protected Bikeway and Resurfacing Project began as scheduled on June 6, 2022. However, Associated Paving & Materials Ltd.’s progress towards the completion of the Plains Road project has been impacted due to delays in locate requests for underground utilities, nationwide concrete shortages, and delays by Burlington Hydro and Cogeco in removing the overhead lines crossing Plains Road and the northside utility poles.
As a result of these delays, the original completion date of Nov. 15, 2022 was not reached. Construction of the Plains Road Protected Bikeways and Resurfacing project is expected to continue into summer 2023.
Associated Paving & Materials Ltd. is currently working towards completing all concrete works (curb, concrete buffer strip, bus pads, etc.) on the south side of Plains Road. Once these works have been completed, the existing paint markings will be removed, and the new lane configurations will be installed with temporary paint line markings on the existing asphalt surface.
Construction work on the north side of Plains Road in the late fall/winter of 2022 will be weather-dependent and focused on the removal and replacement of the existing sidewalk to its new configuration complete with restoration of driveways and landscaping. Associated Paving & Materials Ltd. will ensure access is maintained over the winter and resident snow-clearing efforts are not impeded.
Leaf Collection Cancellation
Due to the ongoing construction, the City is unable to complete curbside leaf collection within the project limits. Leaf pick-up will not take place on Plains Road from Waterdown to Spring Gardens this fall 2022.
Residents are asked to bag the leaves and place them at the roadside for Halton Region Yard Waste pick-up. Please refer to the Halton Region website’s online waste collection schedule for scheduled pick-up dates for your area: www.halton.ca/For-Residents/Recycling-Waste/Recycling-and-Waste-Tools/Online-Waste-Collection-Schedule
For more information about the Plains Road Protected Bikeway and Resurfacing Project, including scope and details, and/or to subscribe to the webpage for updates directly in your email inbox, please click here.
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- Mayor’s Monday Mailbag – Nov. 7, 2022 – What Should Rural Burlington Residents do with Fallen Leaves? Rake it or ‘Leaf’ it?
- Mayor’s Mailbag – October 2022 Roundup – Bateman Site Update & Deterring Feeding of Wildlife
- Mayor’s Mailbag – September 2022 Roundup – Aggressive Coyotes & Bus Stop Pads Upgrades
- Mayor’s Mailbag – August 2022 Roundup – City Development Projects Webpage, Pickleball, & Tobyn Park Condo Update
- Mayor’s Mailbag – July 2022 Roundup – Millcroft OLT Appeal, Public EV Charging Stations, & Burlington Canal Piers
- Mayor’s Mailbag – June 2022 Roundup – Central High School Site; 535-551 Brant St. Development; & Mountainside Pool Reopening
- Mayor’s Mailbag – May 2022 Roundup – Twin City Agreements; LaSalle Park Community Marina; & Hydro Companies Removing Vegetation
- Mayor’s Mailbag – April 2022 Roundup – Support for Ukrainian Refugees; Burlington Taking on Climate Change
- Mayor’s Mailbag – March 2022 Roundup – Private Tree Bylaw, Masks, & Accessible Parking in Older Buildings
- Mayor’s Mailbag – February 2022 Roundup – Virtual Meeting Participation, Neighbourhood Community Matching Fund, & Accommodating Growth in Halton
- Mayor’s Mailbag – January 2022 Roundup – Parks’ Upgrades, Windrows When Snow Clearing