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 complete the detailed design based on 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 (pending Council approval).

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.

Purpose of public consultation

Walton Street is a key part of the community’s economic, social, and cultural Image of Walton Street with carsfabric as well as an important link in the transportation system. The purpose of the public consultation is to share information about the project, hear your concerns, and receive your feedback.

Through upcoming public consultations, we will:

  • Explain the need for the project
  • Present the preliminary design
  • Describe design options and ask for your feedback
  • Outline next steps for the project
  • Let you know how you can get involved

Walton Street Port Hope

Consultation up to February 2021

Preliminary stakeholder engagement that took place with the Municipality of Port Hope advisory committees has been completed. Committees consulted, as well as the date of consultation and links to meeting related content, include:

CommitteeDate

Heritage Business Improvement Area / Chamber of Commerce

Nov. 24, 2020

Tree Advisory Committee

Dec. 10, 2020

Accessibility Advisory Committee

Dec. 10, 2020

Parks, Recreation and Culture Advisory Committee

Dec. 16, 2020

Heritage Port Hope Advisory Committee

Jan. 18, 2021

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

Upcoming Public Information Centre (PIC)

An initial Public Information Centre (PIC) was held on April 22, 2021 via Zoom video conferencing. The presentation slides are available in the document library (in the right side menu of this page).

Note: The Walton Street Reconstruction Roll Plan document was revised and replaced on April 30, 2021. The revised document corrects an error related to expected tree removals and further clarifies where trees are expected to be removed either due to condition or conflicts with proposed construction.

Review the recording of the meeting to learn more about the project:



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 complete the detailed design based on 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 (pending Council approval).

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.

Purpose of public consultation

Walton Street is a key part of the community’s economic, social, and cultural Image of Walton Street with carsfabric as well as an important link in the transportation system. The purpose of the public consultation is to share information about the project, hear your concerns, and receive your feedback.

Through upcoming public consultations, we will:

  • Explain the need for the project
  • Present the preliminary design
  • Describe design options and ask for your feedback
  • Outline next steps for the project
  • Let you know how you can get involved

Walton Street Port Hope

Consultation up to February 2021

Preliminary stakeholder engagement that took place with the Municipality of Port Hope advisory committees has been completed. Committees consulted, as well as the date of consultation and links to meeting related content, include:

CommitteeDate

Heritage Business Improvement Area / Chamber of Commerce

Nov. 24, 2020

Tree Advisory Committee

Dec. 10, 2020

Accessibility Advisory Committee

Dec. 10, 2020

Parks, Recreation and Culture Advisory Committee

Dec. 16, 2020

Heritage Port Hope Advisory Committee

Jan. 18, 2021

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

Upcoming Public Information Centre (PIC)

An initial Public Information Centre (PIC) was held on April 22, 2021 via Zoom video conferencing. The presentation slides are available in the document library (in the right side menu of this page).

Note: The Walton Street Reconstruction Roll Plan document was revised and replaced on April 30, 2021. The revised document corrects an error related to expected tree removals and further clarifies where trees are expected to be removed either due to condition or conflicts with proposed construction.

Review the recording of the meeting to learn more about the project:



  • The Municipality of Port Hope has aging sanitary sewer and water infrastructure under Walton Street that requires replacement to provide continued servicing to the downtown. This will require most of the road to be dug up and many sections of sidewalk and curb to be removed to accommodate new sewers, watermains and individual building services.  The need to replace underground infrastructure, while challenging, will create opportunities for roadway reconstruction and streetscape improvements to be integrated into the project.  The preliminary designs draw from the concepts developed through the 2013 Council endorsed Downtown Design Development Plan

    To elicit additional input from the public to move toward completing the final design for the project the Municipality would like your thoughts on the preliminary design options.  Option 3 (in the following questions) would represent a “do nothing” option replacing the road and reinstating the curbs, boulevards and sidewalks as needed while incorporating legislated requirements, such as tactile plates at cross walks, related to the AODA.

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