Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2015 13:12:43 -0500
From: Christine Jackson
Subject: URGENT! – Immediate road closures – Cowley & Sunnymede, Nov 17-27
I live on Cowley Ave between Sunnymede & Clearview.
Today, Monday 16th Nov, I received a notice from the company Earthmovers, saying that Cowley, between Premier & Clearview, as well as Sunnymede, between Carleton & Keyworth, will be closed from 7am to 6pm, from Tuesday 17th November to Friday 27th November.
No info was provided regarding access to and from our homes during the daytime, or the reason for the work. (It was not that many years ago that the whole of Cowley was dug up & renewed for storm & sanitary sewers & water.)
I contacted 311 and the city agent had no record of the upcoming work. He put my request in the system for a traffic inspector to call me back with more info, as they are the people who have to issue permits for road closures. I also have a call in to the company Earth Movers regarding access during this period.
If anyone already has the answers to my questions, would you please post it here a.s.a.p.
Re my last message on this subject, I have heard back from Earth Movers. The work will be centred on the intersection of Sunnymede & Cowley & Sunnymede itself. It relates to the installation of a storm sewer along Sunnymede between Carleton & Keyworth.
It therefore seems that the most impact will be for those living on Sunnymede between Carleton & Keyworth. Cowley Ave between Premier & Clearview will not be dug up again (thank goodness!). It just means that Cowley residents will have to avoid the Sunnymede / Clearview intersection.
Apparently the work by Earth Movers will probably not start until Wednesday 18th.