Walton Street Reconstruction

We are planning significant infrastructure improvements on Walton Street to fix aging infrastructure and improve accessibility and design. This page provides information about the project background and time lines as well as the community engagement process as the project progresses.

Background

In 2020, the Municipality of Port Hope engaged CIMA+ to complete the design of infrastructure improvements on Walton Street from Mill Street West to Church Street. The project will address important underground infrastructure improvements to aging watermains and sanitary sewers as well as undersized storm sewers. The need to replace underground infrastructure, while challenging, will create opportunities for roadway reconstruction and streetscape improvements to be integrated into the project.

Aerial image of Port Hope downtown areaAriel view of Walton Street in the Municipality of Port Hope

Project timelines

In August 2021, Council directed staff to continue with the preliminary design and public input received to date for the portion of Walton Street from Church Street to Pine Street in the fall/winter of 2021/2022 with construction to begin in 2022. Council further directed staff to commence additional public and stakeholder engagement prior to moving forward with detailed design for Walton Street from Pine Street to Mill Street. With this Council direction, staff separated the project into two phases:

Phase 1 (Church Street to Pine Street)

Phase 1 of the reconstruction began on June 6, 2022, with the closure of Walton Street (from Church Street to Pine Street). The anticipated timeline for this phase is approximately four months. For more details, visit our news page.

The Intersection at Pine and Walton closed on Wednesday, June 15. The anticipated three day closure of the intersection at Pine and Walton Streets has been extended. The closure will remain in effect until Wednesday, June 29. The extended closure is a result of unforeseen watermain issues.

Phase 2 (Pine Street to Mill Street)

A Special Meeting of the Works and Engineering Committee was held virtually on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. In the meeting, Members of Council reviewed and considered proposed designs for Phase 2 of the Walton Street Reconstruction project (Pine St. to Mill Street). At the July 5 Council Meeting, Council approved their preferred design.

Public Consultation

A variety of stakeholder and public engagement has taken place with Municipality of Port Hope. See below chart for details:

ConsultationDate
Heritage Business Improvement Area / Chamber of Commerce
November 24, 2020
Tree Advisory CommitteeDecember 10, 2020
Accessibility Advisory CommitteeDecember 10, 2020
Parks, Recreation and Culture Advisory CommitteeDecember 16, 2020
Heritage Port Hope Advisory CommitteeJanuary 18, 2021
Public Information Centre (PIC) - view in 'Videos' tabApril 22, 2021
Public Feedback FormApril 22 - June 11, 2021
Public Feedback Form 2.0September 15 - October 22, 2021
Special Meeting of the Works and Engineering Committee re: Phase 2 - view in 'Videos' tabJune 22, 2022

If you are interested, please visit the links on the right panel for above meeting agendas, minutes and recordings.

We are planning significant infrastructure improvements on Walton Street to fix aging infrastructure and improve accessibility and design. This page provides information about the project background and time lines as well as the community engagement process as the project progresses.

Background

In 2020, the Municipality of Port Hope engaged CIMA+ to complete the design of infrastructure improvements on Walton Street from Mill Street West to Church Street. The project will address important underground infrastructure improvements to aging watermains and sanitary sewers as well as undersized storm sewers. The need to replace underground infrastructure, while challenging, will create opportunities for roadway reconstruction and streetscape improvements to be integrated into the project.

Aerial image of Port Hope downtown areaAriel view of Walton Street in the Municipality of Port Hope

Project timelines

In August 2021, Council directed staff to continue with the preliminary design and public input received to date for the portion of Walton Street from Church Street to Pine Street in the fall/winter of 2021/2022 with construction to begin in 2022. Council further directed staff to commence additional public and stakeholder engagement prior to moving forward with detailed design for Walton Street from Pine Street to Mill Street. With this Council direction, staff separated the project into two phases:

Phase 1 (Church Street to Pine Street)

Phase 1 of the reconstruction began on June 6, 2022, with the closure of Walton Street (from Church Street to Pine Street). The anticipated timeline for this phase is approximately four months. For more details, visit our news page.

The Intersection at Pine and Walton closed on Wednesday, June 15. The anticipated three day closure of the intersection at Pine and Walton Streets has been extended. The closure will remain in effect until Wednesday, June 29. The extended closure is a result of unforeseen watermain issues.

Phase 2 (Pine Street to Mill Street)

A Special Meeting of the Works and Engineering Committee was held virtually on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. In the meeting, Members of Council reviewed and considered proposed designs for Phase 2 of the Walton Street Reconstruction project (Pine St. to Mill Street). At the July 5 Council Meeting, Council approved their preferred design.

Public Consultation

A variety of stakeholder and public engagement has taken place with Municipality of Port Hope. See below chart for details:

ConsultationDate
Heritage Business Improvement Area / Chamber of Commerce
November 24, 2020
Tree Advisory CommitteeDecember 10, 2020
Accessibility Advisory CommitteeDecember 10, 2020
Parks, Recreation and Culture Advisory CommitteeDecember 16, 2020
Heritage Port Hope Advisory CommitteeJanuary 18, 2021
Public Information Centre (PIC) - view in 'Videos' tabApril 22, 2021
Public Feedback FormApril 22 - June 11, 2021
Public Feedback Form 2.0September 15 - October 22, 2021
Special Meeting of the Works and Engineering Committee re: Phase 2 - view in 'Videos' tabJune 22, 2022

If you are interested, please visit the links on the right panel for above meeting agendas, minutes and recordings.

Page last updated: 12 Jul 2022, 11:39 AM