About the Program
The Neighbourhood Renewal program is part of the Building Great Neighbourhoods initiative. It outlines a cost effective, long-term strategic approach to renew and rebuild roads, sidewalks and streetlights in existing neighbourhoods and collector roadways. The program balances the need to rebuild in some neighbourhoods with a preventive maintenance approach in others.
Types of Neighbourhood Renewal
The types of neighbourhood renewal work vary depending on the state of the roads:
Preventive Maintenance - Roads are resealed to extend their lifespan.
Overlay - Roads are repaved and sidewalk panels treated to eliminate trip hazards.
Reconstruction - Roads are repaved, and streetlights and sidewalks replaced. Neighbourhood Reconstruction is part of the Building Great Neighbourhoods initiative.
Collector Road Renewal - With priority on bus routes.
Northeast Road Reconstruction - Replacement of roads with special drainage enhancement and selective concrete repair.
- Combination of reconstruction, overlay, and preventive maintenance means neighbourhoods benefit faster and at a lower cost than a reconstruction-only program.
- Replace sidewalks that have cracking, protruding grass, and trip hazards.
- Replace uneven curbs and gutters.
- Repave roadways that have potholes, cracks, and broken asphalt.
- Replace rusting and tilted light stands.
- Construct curb ramps and other intersection improvements.
- Address missing links in sidewalks and bike system per the Sustainable Transportation strategy plans.
- Decorative streetlight option for neighbourhoods scheduled for reconstruction.