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Road Closures

City of Woodstock is responsible for the construction and maintenance of 213 kilometres of roads. In an effort to maintain our city's roads, sidewalks, watermains and sewers, we occasionally need to close streets for construction, maintenance and repair.

We'll make every effort to notify you about road closures or service disruptions as early as possible. All dates are tentative and may change without notice.

Notices

Grosvenor Street & Leinster Street Reconstruction

Weather permitting, base asphalt will be laid on Grosvenor Street and Leinster Street on Friday, November 2nd and on Monday, November 5th

Surface asphalt will be laid on Devonshire Avenue at Leinster Street and we will be closing that intersection on Monday, November 5th

Knightsbridge intersection at Grosvenor Street, will also be paved on Monday, November 5th however, there will be no closures and traffic will be flagged during this process.

Highway 401/Norwich Avenue Interchange Improvements /Closures - MTO Contract - Starting August 10, 2018

In order to complete the tying in of the interchange ramps and Pattullo Avenue to the new Norwich Alignment, as part of an MTO contract, closure is scheduled to begin on the August 10th weekend.  Prior to and during the Norwich Avenue weekend closure, the ramps on the west side of Norwich will be closed and then during and after the weekend closure, the ramps on east side of Norwich will be closed and expected to be re-opened by the September long weekend.

The contractor/consultant will be delivering home / business letters advising of the closure period and suggested detour routes. i.e.: Towerline for EB / WB 401 and Greenly Line for Norwich North or South.

Emergency vehicles will be made aware of these ramp closures, but the contractor will also do their best to accommodate access for an emergency vehicle if it is necessary they access the 401 at this location.

Detour routes will be signed and programmable boards utilized to advise of the closures.

Mill Street Detour,Norwich Avenue DetourHome/Business LettersMedia Release

Mill Street Reconstruction (Oxford County Road 12)  is an Oxford of County project.  For updates and additional information regarding Mill Street and other County construction projects, please follow the link to their website Oxford County.

During reconstruction projects

Access to property

Unfortunately, it's not always possible to not have an effect on nearby residents during the actual heavy construction portion of the project. Heavy equipment will generate noise, vibration, fumes and dust. When roadways, driveway ramps and sidewalks are being excavated and removed, affected residents may loose vehicular access to their street and driveway for a period of time. You may pick up a temporary parking permit that will allow you to park your vehicle on a nearby side street or designated area by the city until you have access to your street or driveway. For your safety, please do not enter into a work site.

Tips for driving through construction zones

  • Slow down, drive at the posted speed limit and be aware of construction zones and working crews.
  • Watch for signs. Signs contain essential information about traffic conditions, road closures and detours ahead.
  • Watch for trucks turning and backing up.

Garbage and Recycling

Please continue to place garbage and recycling at the end of your driveway by 7:30 a.m. on your normal route unless otherwise notified. If the garbage and recycling trucks are unable to travel on the roadway, the contractor will take these containers to the nearest intersection or designated area for pickup.

Please use plastic garbage bags wherever possible and clearly mark returnable containers with your house number and street address.  Please note that if your garbage and recycling materials are not set out per our requirements, they will not be picked up by the contractor.

Road Reconstruciton Projects

2018 Construction Schedule

Street name From/to Anticipated start date Reason and duration Details
Beale Street & Grant Street Victoria St. N. to Ingersoll Ave. Early April Reconstruction
5-7 weeks
 
Berwick Street Cromwell St. to Warwick St. Early September  Surface Asphalt
1-2 weeks 
 
Broadway Street  Dundas St. to Simcoe St.  Early September  Surface Asphalt
1-2 weeks 
 
Brock Street Simcoe St. to Main St. Early September Surface Asphalt
1-2 weeks 
 
Catherine Street  All of Catharine St. Early October Reconstruction
7-9 weeks
 
Centre Street Dundas St. to James St. Early September Surface Asphalt
1-2 weeks 
 
Douglas Street Dundas St. to Main St. Early April Reconstruction
7-9 weeks
 
Durham Crescent Leinster St. to Leinster St. Early September Surface Asphalt
1-2 weeks 
 
Elgin Street Brock St. to Perry St. Early September Surface Asphalt
1-2 weeks 
 
Elmwood Crescent Alice St. to Alice St. Early September Surface Asphalt
1-2 weeks 
 
Elora Road Brenda Cres. to Briarhill Rd. Early September Surface Asphalt
1-2 weeks 
 
Grosvenor Street & Leinster Street Knightsbridge Rd. to Leinster St. &
Devonshire Ave. to Grosvenor St.
Early July Reconstruction
11-13 weeks
 
Hatch Street Wellington St. to Bay St. Mid August Reconstruction
6-8 weeks
 
Hayball Street Altadore Cres. to Huron St. Early June Surface Asphalt
1-2 weeks
 
Hincks Street Dundas St. to James St. Early September Surface Asphalt
1-2 weeks 
 
John Street Norwich Ave. to Teeple St. Early September Surface Asphalt
1-2 weeks 
 
Juliana Drive Mill St. to Lindsay Rd. Late May Surface Asphalt
1-2 weeks
 
King Street Wellington St. to Victoria St. Early October Reconstruction
3-5 weeks
 
Montclair Drive Norwich Ave. to Juliana Dr. Late May Surface Asphalt
1-2 weeks
 
Northland Crescent Fair St. to Fair St. Early June Surface Asphalt
1-2 weeks
 
Pavey Street Fyfe Ave. to Norwich Ave. Late May Reconstruction
4-6 weeks
 
Princess Street Wellington St. to York St. Early June Surface Asphalt
1-2 weeks
 
Teeple Street Dundas St. to James St. Early September Surface Asphalt
1-2 weeks 
 
Shenstone Avenue  Northdale Dr. to Huron St.  Mid May Reconstruction
4-6 weeks
 
Vincent Street Vansittart Ave. to Wellington St. Early July Reconstruction
11-13 weeks
 

Our regular maintenance program is designed to proactively address the wear and tear on our streets but if you notice something that needs to be fixed, let us know.

For emergencies or after-hours issues, call the appropriate emergency contact.

Special event road closure permit

A special event road closure permit is required for anyone wanting to hold a small parade/procession, street block party, a race/walk/bike-a-thon, demonstration or any similar event that requires a lane or road closure or may interfere with the normal flow of traffic on any city road.  For larger venue events please contact the Manager of Communications and Special Events and for events in our city parks, please contact the Parks Department.

General conditions

  • Road closures will be restricted to the roadway area specified.
  • The permiit holder/organizer must provide advance notice of the special event and street closure to all property owners along the route of the event so they may notify other parties such as visitors and special deliveries.  
  • Emergency and regular vehicular access to all properties on the street is to be made available at all times. 
  • The permit holder/organize agrees to follow all the provisions stated in the Special Events Road Closure Bylaw, Chapter 837.
  • The permit holder/organizer must notify all emergency services 48 hours notice prior to the closure/event with the date and time of the closure.  Call 519-537-2323.
  • If police assistance is required, the permit holder/organizer must contact the Administrative Sergeant, Woodstock Police Services by email at adminsergeants@woodstockpolice.ca or by phone at 519-421-2800 ext. 2225.
  • The permit holder/organizer will be responsible to set up and take down the allocated road closure devices as per the requirements of Public Works Department.  Deliver of these devices will occur on the weekday afternoon prior to the event and collected the following weekday morning after the event.  Damaged or missing devices will accure to the permit holder/organizer.
  • No alcoholic beverages will be permitted on the City's right-of-way.
  • The permit holder/organizer will remain at the event until its conclusion. 
  • A detailed map must be submitted with the application in form of a PDF showing the exact location of event, tents (permit may be required, follow up with the Building Department for details), bbq(s), temporary play structures (bouncy castle, etc.), food trucks (proper business license is required and must accompany the permit application. Contact the Clerk's Department for details), band and any other items that will be a part of your event.  Failure to provide all the necessary details on your map may delay the applciation process.
  • The permit holder/organizer may be asked to provide a public liability insurance in the amount of $2,000,000 prior to the event.
  • The City will be held harmless from and against all liability, loss, claims, demands, costs & expenses.

To request a special events road closure, please complete the application form and fax it to 519-421-3250 attention Engineering Office Supervisor or email it to Engineering Office Supervisor with the subject line - Special Events Request.

Please allow no less than 10 business days to review the application and follow up if necessary.  Permit holder/organizer and everyone attending the event is still required to adhere to all city bylaws including the Special Events Road Closure Bylaw.

Special Event Road Closure Application Form

Road occupancy / access permit

If you are planning on any work where you will be excavating the road, boulevard or City right-of-way you will require an excavation permit. Please email or drop off you application to the Office of the City Engineer at 944 James Street, Woodstock, ON N4S 0A7.

If you are planning on any work in the City's right-of-way such as refacing a building, installing signage, etc. you will require an road occupancy/access permit. Please email, fax (519-421-3250) or drop off your application to the Office of the City Engineer at 944 James Street, Woodstock, ON N4S 0A7.

The following documentation must accompany your application.  Please refer to the back of the application form for a detailed list of general conditions and requirements.

  • WSIB certificate showing type of work being performed is covered
  • Insurance certificate in the amount of $5 million identifiying the Corporation of the City of Woodstock as third party insured from the commencement of work unitl the date of completion.  Coverage must consist of comprehensive policy of public liability, and property damage insured for the work.
  • A traffic control plan as per the Ontario Traffic Control Manual, Book 7, Temporary Conditions latest revision. 

Please allow one to two weeks to review and process the application, and follow up if necessary to clarify any uncertainties. 

Road Occupancy / Access Permit Application Form 

Temporary downtown construction permit

A construction permit waives the maximum uptown parking time permitted to allow a contractor's vehicle or refuse bin to be parked or located beyond the two hour time restrictions.  The applicant is still required to adhere to all bylaws and posted signs on city and county streets as well as in our municipal lots.  That is you will not be permitted to park in no parking areas or no stopping areas.

A permit will be issued only for the minimum required time necessary to complete the construction and at the discretion of the Office of the City Engineer.  Refuse bins shall be removed immediately after completion of the construction.  With exception of the refuse bin, the permit shall not be valid for the applicable hours on designated snow clearing routes/streets. (2:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m.)  The cost for this permit is $20/space/week.  Method of payment is cash, debit or cheque.

Failure to comply with the general conditions found on the reverse side of the application will result in the issuance of a parking infraction notice.

If you will be working on the City Right-of-Way, a Road Occupancy Permit is required. See above.

Contractor / Bin - Downtown Parking Permit Application Form

Contact Us

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Phone: 519-539-1291
TTY: 519-539-7268
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