Drainage Improvements

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Program Background

With increased amounts of surface water occurring, drainage is becoming a larger issue that the Town must plan for. Many of these areas are located adjacent to Lake Simcoe which not only affects residents in the area but also affects water quality of the watershed. In 2018, various roads within the Town of Innisfil with known drainage problems were evaluated to determine their current drainage issues and potential solutions. These roads included:

  • Simcoe Boulevard
  • West Street
  • Bayshore Road
  • 30th Sideroad North
  • Blackwood Avenue / Timmins Avenue / Moyer Avenue Intersection.

Based on the information gathered in the 2018 Drainage Improvement Evaluation Town Staff have developed a prioritization list based on operational needs, minimum maintenance standards and consultation with residents in the area.

Other Active Projects

2019 Drainage Improvements - Park Road & Innisfil Beach Park

In 2019, the Town acquired a consultant to design drainage improvements for Park Road. Park Road services a large drainage area and being so close to Lake Simcoe, flooding events occur often during the spring thaw, and heavy rainfalls. The design is currently being worked on by the Town's consultant (KSGS Engineering). Current design options consider drainage to be directed through Innisfil Beach Park by creating a 3.0m wide channel which will outlet into Lake Simcoe. The Town and it's consultant is working with the Lake Simcoe Conservation Authority to create a potential wetland to improve water quality and create habitat for wildlife.

Construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2021.

2020 Drainage Improvements

The 2020 phase of this project includes various roads in Alcona which are:

  • Buchanan Street
  • Tall Tree Lane
  • Crystal Beach Road
  • Goodfellow Avenue
  • Bonsecour Crescent
  • Reid Street

Design for this phase of the project began in late June 2020 and is being completed by the Town's Consultant (Tatham Engineering Ltd.). The design phase of this project is expected to continue through 2020 and 2021 with a tentative construction schedule for the spring/ summer of 2022.

Potential improvements for these roads will include: Roadway and Driveway Culvert replacements, ditch regrading, new roadway ditches, and sediment barriers.

Public Engagement Session

The Online Engagement Form is now closed. Thank you for sharing your feedback and opinions on the alternative design concepts, recommendations and next steps in the study process. The Town and the Engineering Consultant on this project will review all comments that were provided and will consider them in the next phase of design.

The Town of Innisfil has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) for drainage improvements in the Bonsecours Beach and Goodfellow Beach area in the community of Alcona. The existing environmental and drainage conditions in the study area will be reviewed. Alternative solutions will be established and evaluated based on their impact on the environment and the opportunities and constraints of the project.

This study is being executed in accordance with the planning and design process for Schedule “B” projects as outlined in the Municipal Engineers Association Municipal Class Environmental Assessment document (October 2000, as amended in 2007 and 2011). A copy of the Notice of Study Commencement and Notice of Study of Virtual Public Engagement are included within the Documents section of this page.

2021 Drainage Improvements - Bayshore Road

The 2021 phase of this project will look at potential drainage improvements on Bayshore Road located in Gilford. Design of Bayshore Road drainage improvements will begin in the spring of 2021 and will continue through until the end of 2022. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in 2023.

Completed Drainage Works To Date

Simcoe Boulevard

During the summer and fall of 2019 drainage improvements were completed on Simcoe Boulevard. The works were localized in the drainage channel located on Simcoe Boulevard and included: building a sediment barrier out of stones, sediment removal at the mouth of the channel, and cleaning out the existing culvert underneath the roadway.

Stay up to Date!

Please follow this project for status updates and additional phases of the project to be implemented in the near future.

Program Background

With increased amounts of surface water occurring, drainage is becoming a larger issue that the Town must plan for. Many of these areas are located adjacent to Lake Simcoe which not only affects residents in the area but also affects water quality of the watershed. In 2018, various roads within the Town of Innisfil with known drainage problems were evaluated to determine their current drainage issues and potential solutions. These roads included:

  • Simcoe Boulevard
  • West Street
  • Bayshore Road
  • 30th Sideroad North
  • Blackwood Avenue / Timmins Avenue / Moyer Avenue Intersection.

Based on the information gathered in the 2018 Drainage Improvement Evaluation Town Staff have developed a prioritization list based on operational needs, minimum maintenance standards and consultation with residents in the area.

Other Active Projects

2019 Drainage Improvements - Park Road & Innisfil Beach Park

In 2019, the Town acquired a consultant to design drainage improvements for Park Road. Park Road services a large drainage area and being so close to Lake Simcoe, flooding events occur often during the spring thaw, and heavy rainfalls. The design is currently being worked on by the Town's consultant (KSGS Engineering). Current design options consider drainage to be directed through Innisfil Beach Park by creating a 3.0m wide channel which will outlet into Lake Simcoe. The Town and it's consultant is working with the Lake Simcoe Conservation Authority to create a potential wetland to improve water quality and create habitat for wildlife.

Construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2021.

2020 Drainage Improvements

The 2020 phase of this project includes various roads in Alcona which are:

  • Buchanan Street
  • Tall Tree Lane
  • Crystal Beach Road
  • Goodfellow Avenue
  • Bonsecour Crescent
  • Reid Street

Design for this phase of the project began in late June 2020 and is being completed by the Town's Consultant (Tatham Engineering Ltd.). The design phase of this project is expected to continue through 2020 and 2021 with a tentative construction schedule for the spring/ summer of 2022.

Potential improvements for these roads will include: Roadway and Driveway Culvert replacements, ditch regrading, new roadway ditches, and sediment barriers.

Public Engagement Session

The Online Engagement Form is now closed. Thank you for sharing your feedback and opinions on the alternative design concepts, recommendations and next steps in the study process. The Town and the Engineering Consultant on this project will review all comments that were provided and will consider them in the next phase of design.

The Town of Innisfil has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) for drainage improvements in the Bonsecours Beach and Goodfellow Beach area in the community of Alcona. The existing environmental and drainage conditions in the study area will be reviewed. Alternative solutions will be established and evaluated based on their impact on the environment and the opportunities and constraints of the project.

This study is being executed in accordance with the planning and design process for Schedule “B” projects as outlined in the Municipal Engineers Association Municipal Class Environmental Assessment document (October 2000, as amended in 2007 and 2011). A copy of the Notice of Study Commencement and Notice of Study of Virtual Public Engagement are included within the Documents section of this page.

2021 Drainage Improvements - Bayshore Road

The 2021 phase of this project will look at potential drainage improvements on Bayshore Road located in Gilford. Design of Bayshore Road drainage improvements will begin in the spring of 2021 and will continue through until the end of 2022. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in 2023.

Completed Drainage Works To Date

Simcoe Boulevard

During the summer and fall of 2019 drainage improvements were completed on Simcoe Boulevard. The works were localized in the drainage channel located on Simcoe Boulevard and included: building a sediment barrier out of stones, sediment removal at the mouth of the channel, and cleaning out the existing culvert underneath the roadway.

Stay up to Date!

Please follow this project for status updates and additional phases of the project to be implemented in the near future.

  • Participants can help the Town gather information in regards to potential drainage problems occurring on their roadway. This survey applies to residents that live on the following roads: Buchanan St., Tall Tree Ln., Crystal Beach Rd., Goodfellow Ave., Bonsecour Cres. and Reid St.

    Any information provided is greatly appreciated.

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