Frequently Asked Questions

Road Construction Works

Will my driveway be blocked in during construction?

  • Should any work take place across your driveway entrance, the work will be phased to allow access for a vehicle width at minimum. When ever work takes place across driveway entrances (ie. curb replacements), a notice of work will be delivered to property owners explaining the details of this proposed work.
  • Note, when curb replacements are taking place across a portion of your driveway entrance, please expect wooden formwork to be in place for approximately 2 to 4 days.
  • Should you have any concerns with having your driveway entrance partially blocked during this time period, please feel free to contact the Town Inspector on-site or the Town’s Coordinator noted at the bottom of the Notice(s) to discuss a potential solution/alternative. Alternatively, you may contact the Town via email atcustomerservice@eastgwillimbury.ca or by phone at 905-478-4282.
  • Besides curb replacements, there will be other times during the project where your driveway is momentarily blocked during construction activity. Should you be concerned, please notify the Town inspector on-site, the Town’s Coordinator noted on the bottom of the Notice(s), or the contractor to determine a solution. If you have any time sensitive appointments or commitments, please ensure you give yourself extra time in case of minor delays.

Can I park on the road during construction?

  • We ask that all residents keep their vehicles off the road during road construction hours to prevent construction delays, unless otherwise noted on a Town Notice.
  • Should you temporarily require to park on the road during construction hours, please contact the Town inspector on-site or the Town’s Coordinator noted on the bottom of the Notice(s) to determine a solution.

I have a contractor expected to do work at my property, can accommodations be made?

  • Please note that the Town’s construction contract will take priority within the Town’s road allowance, however we are commonly able to accommodate a home owner’s private contractor if arranged ahead of time. Keeping all vehicles on your driveway often solves possible issues, however please contact the Town inspector on-site or the Town’s Coordinator to discuss this.

I plan to move this year and may require a large moving van to be at my property, can we make this work?

  • Please note that the Town’s construction contract will take priority within the Town’s road allowance, however we are commonly able to accommodate a home owner’s moving van if arranged ahead of time. Keeping all vehicles on your driveway often solves possible issues, however please contact the Town inspector on-site or the Town’s Coordinator to discuss this.

I’ve got a damaged curb in front of my driveway/property, will this be included as part of the resurfacing work?

  • For road reconstructions, all existing curb and gutters are commonly replaced within the project extents. Please refer to the Notice provided for details about this, otherwise contact the Town Inspector on-site or the Town’s Coordinator noted at the bottom of the Notice(s) for further details.

My property has sprinklers, invisible fencing, private wiring, and/or private landscaping on the Town boulevard. Will these be affected, if so who is responsible for repairs?

  • The Town will take all reasonable measures to ensure a non-intrusive construction process, however, in cases where private infrastructure is installed on Town property without consent, damages may occur as a result of construction and will be the responsibility of the property owner to repair. Should you have any further questions regarding this, please contact the Town’s Inspector on-site or the Town’s Coordinator noted on the bottom of the notice(s).

Why are the sidewalk ramps at the intersections being retrofitted?

  • Should sidewalks be present within the work extents, sidewalk ramp retrofits may be required at the intersections. This is a recent requirement from the “Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act” (AODA) which is required for all major road construction projects across Ontario. The sidewalk ramp retrofits require iron tactile plates to be installed, and the new retrofit ramps may be wider than what was previously in place.

Will this construction work create dust and debris?

  • As part of the contract, the contractor is responsible to provide dust control and to clear construction debris from the roadway. The Town will take all reasonable measures to ensure dust control is in place and debris is kept off the road during construction, however please expect minimal amounts of dust and debris.

What times during the week is construction activity permitted, and will any take place overnight?

  • The contractor is permitted to work Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  No work is permitted on weekends, holidays or overnight. These permitted hours comply with the Town’s Noise By-law for construction works.

Will my road be closed for this work?

  • Road reconstructions typically require temporary road closures, with the exception of local traffic. Should your road require to be closed, details will be provided in your Notice.

I’ve observed an issue on Town property that I’d like to report in case it was missed, who do I contact?

  • For all Town projects, Town inspection staff review deficiencies within project extents that relate to the project. Please refer to the Notice provided for details about the scope of work, otherwise contact the Town Inspector on-site or the Town’s Coordinator noted at the bottom of the Notice(s) for further details.

Road Resurfacing 

Will my driveway be blocked in during construction?

  • Should any work take place across your driveway entrance, the work will be phased to allow access for a vehicle width at minimum. When ever work takes place across driveway entrances (ie. curb replacements), a notice of work will be delivered to property owners explaining the details of this proposed work.
  • Note, when curb replacements are taking place across a portion of your driveway entrance, please expect wooden formwork to be in place for approximately 2 to 4 days.
  • Should you have any concerns with having your driveway entrance partially blocked during this time period, please feel free to contact the Town Inspector on-site or the Town’s Coordinator noted at the bottom of the Notice(s) to discuss a potential solution/alternative. Alternatively, you may contact the Town via email at customerservice@eastgwillimbury.ca or by phone at 905-478-4282.
  • Besides curb replacements, there will be other times during the project where your driveway is momentarily blocked during construction activity. Should you be concerned, please notify the Town inspector on-site, the Town’s Coordinator noted on the bottom of the Notice(s), or the contractor to determine a solution. If you have any time sensitive appointments or commitments, please ensure you give yourself extra time in case of minor delays.

Can I park on the road during construction?

  • We ask that all residents keep their vehicles off the road during road construction hours to prevent construction delays, unless otherwise noted on a Town Notice.
  • Should you temporarily require to park on the road during construction hours, please contact the Town inspector on-site or the Town’s Coordinator noted on the bottom of the Notice(s) to determine a solution.

I have a contractor expected to do work at my property, can we make this work?

  • Please note that the Town’s construction contract will take priority within the Town’s road allowance, however we are commonly able to accommodate a home owner’s private contractor if arranged ahead of time. Keeping all vehicles on your driveway often solves possible issues, however please contact the Town inspector on-site or the Town’s Coordinator to discuss this.

I plan to move this year and may require a large moving van to be at my property, can we make this work?

  • Please note that the Town’s construction contract will take priority within the Town’s road allowance, however we are commonly able to accommodate a home owner’s moving van if arranged ahead of time. Keeping all vehicles on your driveway often solves possible issues, however please contact the Town inspector on-site or the Town’s Coordinator to discuss this.

I’ve got a damaged curb in front of my driveway/property, will this be included as part of the resurfacing work?

  • For road resurfacing works, deficient curb and gutters are replaced within the project extents. Should you want a confirmation, please contact the Town Inspector on-site or the Town’s Coordinator noted at the bottom of the Notice(s) for further details.

I’ve got sprinklers, invisible fencing, private wiring, and/or private landscaping on the Town boulevard. Will these be affected, if so who is responsible for repairs?

  • The Town will take all reasonable measures to ensure a non-intrusive construction process, however, in cases where private infrastructure is installed on Town property without consent, damages may occur as a result of construction and will be the responsibility of the property owner to repair. Should you have any further questions regarding this, please contact the Town’s Inspector on-site or the Town’s Coordinator noted on the bottom of the Notice(s).

What is happening to the sidewalk ramp at the intersection?

  • Should sidewalks be present within the work extents, sidewalk ramp retrofits may be required at the intersections. This is a recent requirement from the “Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act” (AODA) which is required for all major road construction projects across Ontario. The sidewalk ramp retrofits require iron tactile plates to be installed, and the new retrofit ramps may be wider than what was previously in place.

Will this work create dust and debris?

  • As part of the contract, the contractor is responsible to provide dust control and to clear construction debris from the roadway. The Town will take all reasonable measures to ensure dust control is in place and debris is kept off the road during construction, however please expect minimal amounts of dust and debris.

 What times during the week is construction activity permitted, and will any take place over night?

  • The contractor is permitted to work Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. No work is permitted on weekends, holidays or overnight. These permitted hours comply with the Town’s Noise By-law for construction works.

Will my road be closed for this work?

  • Road resurfacing works don't require temporary road closures unless noted in your Notice. However, temporary lane restrictions are required.

I’ve observed an issue on Town property that I’d like to report in case it was missed, who do I contact?

  • For all Town projects, Town inspection staff review deficiencies within project extents that relate to the project. Please refer to the Notice provided for details about the scope of work, otherwise contact the Town Inspector on-site or the Town’s Coordinator noted at the bottom of the Notice(s) for further details.

Microsurfacing

Will my driveway be blocked in during construction?

  • Microsurfacing work typically involve minimal amounts of disruption to residents due to the quick construction process, however there will be times during the project where your driveway is momentarily blocked during construction activity. Should you be concerned, please notify the Town inspector on-site, the Town’s Coordinator noted on the bottom of the Notice(s), or the contractor to determine a solution. If you have any time sensitive appointments or commitments, please ensure you give yourself extra time in case of minor delays.

Can I park on the road during construction?

  • We ask that all residents keep their vehicles off the road during road construction hours to prevent construction delays, unless otherwise noted on a Town Notice.

I have a contractor expected to do work at my property, can we make this work?

  • Please note that the Town’s construction contract will take priority within the Town’s road allowance, however we are commonly able to accommodate a home owner’s private contractor if arranged ahead of time. Keeping all vehicles on your driveway often solves possible issues, however please contact the Town inspector on-site or the Town’s Coordinator to discuss this.

I plan to move this year and may require a large moving van to be at my property, can we make this work?

  •  Please note that the Town’s construction contract will take priority within the Town’s road allowance, however we are commonly able to accommodate a home owner’s moving van if arranged ahead of time. Keeping all vehicles on your driveway often solves possible issues, however please contact the Town inspector on-site or the Town’s Coordinator to discuss this.

Will my driveway receive any excavations/repairs?

  • No, microsurfacing projects typically have no work planned on driveways unless otherwise noted in the Notice(s).

I’ve got sprinklers, invisible fencing, private wiring, and/or private landscaping on the Town boulevard. Will these be affected, if so who is responsible for repairs?

  • Microsurfacing projects typically don’t include any work past the edge of road, as such private infrastructure on Town property typically aren’t affected. Please refer to the Town’s Notice(s) for details.
  • Should there be work on Town property past the edge of road, the Town will take all reasonable measures to ensure a non-intrusive construction process, however, in cases where private infrastructure is installed on Town property without consent, damages may occur as a result of construction and will be the responsibility of the property owner to repair. Should you have any further questions regarding this, please contact the Town’s Inspector on-site or the Town’s Coordinator noted on the bottom of the Notice(s).

Will this work create dust and debris?

  • Microsurfacing work is not known for creating dust or debris during the construction process. However, the contractor is responsible to provide dust control and to clear construction debris from the roadway should it happen. The Town will take all reasonable measures to ensure dust control is in place and debris is kept off the road during construction.

What times during the week is construction activity permitted, and will any take place over night?

  • The contractor is permitted to work Monday to Friday from 7am to 7pm.  No work is permitted on weekends, holidays or overnight. These permitted hours comply with the Town’s Noise By-law for construction works.

Will my road be closed for this work?

  • Microsurfacing works don’t require temporary road closures however, temporary lane restrictions are required.

I’ve observed an issue on Town property that I’d like to report in case it was missed, who do I contact?

  • For all Town projects, Town inspection staff review deficiencies within project extents that relate to the project. Please refer to the Notice provided for details about the scope of work, otherwise contact the Town Inspector on-site or the Town’s Coordinator noted at the bottom of the Notice(s) for further details.

Double High Float Surface Treatment

Will my driveway be blocked in during construction?

  • Double High Float Surface Treatment work typically involve minimal amounts of disruption to residents due to the quick construction process, however there will be times during the project where your driveway is momentarily blocked during construction activity. Should you be concerned, please notify the Town inspector on-site, the Town’s Coordinator noted on the bottom of the Notice(s), or the contractor to determine a solution. If you have any time sensitive appointments or commitments, please ensure you give yourself extra time in case of minor delays.

Can I park on the road during construction?

  • We ask that all residents keep their vehicles off the road during road construction hours to prevent construction delays, unless otherwise noted on a Town Notice.

I have a contractor expected to do work at my property, can we make this work?

  • Please note that the Town’s construction contract will take priority within the Town’s road allowance, however we are commonly able to accommodate a home owner’s private contractor if arranged ahead of time. Keeping all vehicles on your driveway often solves possible issues, however please contact the Town inspector on-site or the Town’s Coordinator to discuss this.

I plan to move this year and may require a large moving van to be at my property, can we make this work?

  • Please note that the Town’s construction contract will take priority within the Town’s road allowance, however we are commonly able to accommodate a home owner’s moving van if arranged ahead of time. Keeping all vehicles on your driveway often solves possible issues, however please contact the Town inspector on-site or the Town’s Coordinator to discuss this.

Will my driveway receive any excavations/repairs?

  • No, Double High Float Surface Treatment projects typically have no work planned on driveways unless otherwise noted in the Notice(s). 

I’ve got sprinklers, invisible fencing, private wiring, and/or private landscaping on the Town boulevard. Will these be affected, if so who is responsible for repairs?

  • Double High Float Surface Treatment projects typically don’t include any work past the edge of road, as such private infrastructure on Town property typically aren’t affected. Please refer to the Town’s Notice(s) for details.
  • Should there be work on Town property past the edge of road, the Town will take all reasonable measures to ensure a non-intrusive construction process, however, in cases where private infrastructure is installed on Town property without consent, damages may occur as a result of construction and will be the responsibility of the property owner to repair. Should you have any further questions regarding this, please contact the Town’s Inspector on-site or the Town’s Coordinator noted on the bottom of the Notice(s).

What times during the week is construction activity permitted, and will any take place over night?

  • The contractor is permitted to work Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  No work is permitted on weekends, holidays or overnight. These permitted hours comply with the Town’s Noise By-law for construction works.

Will my road be closed for this work?

  • Double High Float Surface Treatment works don’t require temporary road closures however, temporary lane restrictions are required.

I’ve observed an issue on Town property that I’d like to report in case it was missed, who do I contact?

  • For all Town projects, Town inspection staff review deficiencies within project extents that relate to the project. Please refer to the Notice provided for details about the scope of work, otherwise contact the Town Inspector on-site or the Town’s Coordinator noted at the bottom of the Notice(s) for further details.

Slurry Seal

Will my driveway be blocked in during construction?

  • Slurry Seal work typically involve minimal amounts of disruption to residents due to the quick construction process, however there will be times during the project where your driveway is momentarily blocked during construction activity. Should you be concerned, please notify the Town inspector on-site, the Town’s Coordinator noted on the bottom of the Notice(s), or the contractor to determine a solution. If you have any time sensitive appointments or commitments, please ensure you give yourself extra time in case of minor delays.

Can I park on the road during construction?

  • We ask that all residents keep their vehicles off the road during road construction hours to prevent construction delays, unless otherwise noted on a Town Notice.

I have a contractor expected to do work at my property, can we make this work?

  • Please note that the Town’s construction contract will take priority within the Town’s road allowance, however we are commonly able to accommodate a home owner’s private contractor if arranged ahead of time. Keeping all vehicles on your driveway often solves possible issues, however please contact the Town inspector on-site or the Town’s Coordinator to discuss this.

I plan to move this year and may require a large moving van to be at my property, can we make this work?

  • Please note that the Town’s construction contract will take priority within the Town’s road allowance, however we are commonly able to accommodate a home owner’s moving van if arranged ahead of time. Keeping all vehicles on your driveway often solves possible issues, however please contact the Town inspector on-site or the Town’s Coordinator to discuss this.

Will my driveway receive any excavations/repairs?

  • No, Slurry Seal projects typically have no work planned on driveways unless otherwise noted in the Notice(s). 

I’ve got sprinklers, invisible fencing, private wiring, and/or private landscaping on the Town boulevard. Will these be affected, if so who is responsible for repairs?

  • Slurry Seal projects typically don’t include any work past the edge of road, as such private infrastructure on Town property typically aren’t affected. Please refer to the Town’s Notice(s) for details.
  • Should there be work on Town property past the edge of road, the Town will take all reasonable measures to ensure a non-intrusive construction process, however, in cases where private infrastructure is installed on Town property without consent, damages may occur as a result of construction and will be the responsibility of the property owner to repair. Should you have any further questions regarding this, please contact the Town’s Inspector on-site or the Town’s Coordinator noted on the bottom of the Notice(s).

Will this work create dust and debris?

  • Slurry Seal work is not known for creating dust or debris during the construction process. However, the contractor is responsible to provide dust control and to clear construction debris from the roadway should it happen. The Town will take all reasonable measures to ensure dust control is in place and debris is kept off the road during construction.

What times during the week is construction activity permitted, and will any take place over night?

  • The contractor is permitted to work Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  No work is permitted on weekends, holidays or overnight. These permitted hours comply with the Town’s Noise By-law for construction works.

Will my road be closed for this work?

  • Slurry Seal works don’t require temporary road closures however, temporary lane restrictions are required.

I’ve observed an issue on Town property that I’d like to report in case it was missed, who do I contact?

  • For all Town projects, Town inspection staff review deficiencies within project extents that relate to the project. Please refer to the Notice provided for details about the scope of work, otherwise contact the Town Inspector on-site or the Town’s Coordinator noted at the bottom of the Notice(s) for further details.

Crack Sealing

Will my driveway be blocked in while crack sealing is taking place?

  • Crack Sealing work typically involve minimal amounts of disruption to residents due to the quick construction process, however there will be times during the project where your driveway is momentarily blocked during construction activity. Should you be concerned, please notify the Town inspector on-site, the Town’s Coordinator noted on the bottom of the Notice(s), or the contractor to determine a solution. If you have any time sensitive appointments or commitments, please ensure you give yourself extra time in case of minor delays.

Can I park on the road during crack sealing?

  • We ask that all residents keep their vehicles off the road during road construction hours to prevent construction delays, unless otherwise noted on a Town Notice.

I have a contractor expected to do work at my property, can we make this work?

  • Please note that the Town’s construction contract will take priority within the Town’s road allowance, however we are commonly able to accommodate a home owner’s private contractor if arranged ahead of time. Keeping all vehicles on your driveway often solves possible issues, however please contact the Town inspector on-site or the Town’s Coordinator to discuss this.

Will this work create dust and debris?

  • As part of the contract, the contractor is responsible to provide dust control and to clear construction debris from the roadway. The Town will take all reasonable measures to ensure dust control is in place and debris is kept off the road during construction, however please expect minimal amounts of dust and debris.

What times during the week is construction activity permitted, and will any take place over night?

  • The contractor is permitted to work Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.  No work is permitted on weekends, holidays or overnight. These permitted hours comply with the Town’s Noise By-law for construction works.

Will my road be closed for this work?

  • Crack Sealing works don’t require temporary road closures however, temporary lane restrictions are required.

I’ve observed an issue on Town property that I’d like to report in case it was missed, who do I contact?

  • For all Town projects, Town inspection staff review deficiencies within project extents that relate to the project. Please refer to the Notice provided for details about the scope of work, otherwise contact the Town Inspector on-site or the Town’s Coordinator noted at the bottom of the Notice(s) for further details.