CONSTRUCTION WORK STARTING IN YOUR AREA Sanitary Sewer Maintenance Hole Replacement – Meredith Avenue and Fourth Street

By February 14, 2024Resources, Ward 1

Peel Region will be working in your neighbourhood to replace a maintenance hole (commonly called a manhole). This work will ensure the sanitary sewer system can continue to be accessed and maintained from the maintenance holes.
Sanitary sewers are underground pipes that carry wastewater from your home to a wastewater treatment plant. Wastewater is created when water is flushed down the toilet, or goes down the drain in your sink, tub, or shower.

Location of work
This construction work will include replacing one maintenance hole in the intersection of Fourth Street and Meredith Avenue in Mississauga, as shown in the map below.

Construction schedule
This work is planned to begin March 4, 2024, and be completed by the end of April 2024.
These timelines are estimates, as weather and other unexpected events may impact our timelines.
All work is under warranty for two years from the completion date.

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Contractor and working hours
The work will be completed by Michels Canada and supported by Andrews.Engineer, both under contract to Peel Region. This contractor’s normal working hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday. These hours are consistent with the local municipality’s bylaws. We understand this may cause some inconvenience, but shorter working days would require your area to be under construction for a longer period of time.

At this stage in the project, a temporary road closure will be required to complete this work.
The intersection of Fourth Street and Meredith Avenue will be closed to all traffic. This temporary road closure is expected to occur from March 4, 2024 at 7 a.m. until March 29, 2024 at 7 p.m. These timelines are estimates, as weather and other unexpected delays may impact our timelines.

During this time, a detour route will be clearly marked with road signs. Please see the attached map for the detour route. The sidewalk will remain open throughout the duration of this work.
Emergency vehicles will be permitted to cross through the closure with guidance from the onsite contractor. The contractor will also offer guidance for school bus pick-up and drop-off.

We apologize for any delays or inconvenience resulting from these traffic impacts.

Driveway access and parking
• There will be no on-street parking within the construction zone until the work is finished. This includes the closed portions of Fourth Street and Meredith Avenue, as well as the areas immediately surrounding the closure.
• Residents who have driveways within the closed portion of Fourth Street or Meredith Avenue will have access to their driveways. No other through traffic will be allowed within the closure.
• For homes located outside the road closure but near the construction zone: It may be necessary to block your driveway for a short time when crews are working on the maintenance hole or repairing the resulting damage to the road. If so, we will knock on your door to notify you. Please contact us if you have special needs related to access.

Areas impacted by construction
To complete this work, we will need to dig a large hole around the existing maintenance hole, at least 5 metres by 5 metres in size. This work may cause temporary damage to roads, curbs, and boulevards within the municipal right-of-way. The right-of-way includes the street and the land owned by the municipality between the street and private property. Any damage caused by Regional construction will be repaired.

Repairing areas impacted by construction
We will start repairing any affected areas of the road, curb, and boulevard once we have replaced the maintenance holes. Repairs may be delayed due to contractor availability or certain seasonal weather conditions.
For example:
• Paving cannot take place when the ground is saturated with water, or the temperature is below 3°C.
• Most sod farms are located north of Peel. They usually have sod available beginning in late May. We will replace affected sod once it is available. We replace sod only until the middle of November, weather permitting, to let the sod grow roots. If we do not replace damaged grass by the middle of November, we’ll replace the sod the following spring.

Waste collection
If you receive waste collection from Peel Region, and our construction work is happening in front of your home during your waste collection day, it is the contractor’s responsibility to move your garbage, recycling, and organics bins from the end of your driveway to a location where waste collection vehicles can pick them up. Empty containers will be returned to their corresponding addresses. Please make sure your house number is clearly marked on each bin. This helps us return empty bins to the correct address.

You could feel slight vibrations from the construction work.

Safety during construction
Construction zones require extra caution to keep everyone safe – pedestrians, cyclists, drivers, and construction workers. When driving, walking, or biking through the construction area, please be aware of your surroundings, watch for construction crews and other road users, slow down, account for delays, and consider other routes if possible. To learn more about how to stay safe in construction zones, visit

Staying informed
Information on this construction project can also be found at
Thank you for your patience as we complete this necessary work. This work will allow us to continue providing you with high quality wastewater services. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Condition Assessment and Rehabilitation
Engineering Services Division
Public Works, Peel Region
Phone: 905-791-7800 ext. 4409