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Watermain replacement sanitary sewer replacement, and roadwork

Queen Street West (McLaughlin Road to Mill Street South and James Potter Intersection) & Wellington Street West (Mill Street South to Elizabeth Street South) Project 18-1357 (Phase 2)

Within the next two years, the Region of Peel plans to begin the following work in your area, as shown on the map below:

  • Replacing the watermains along Queen Street West. Watermains are underground pipes that bring tap water from our water treatment plants to your neighbourhood.
  • Replacing the sanitary sewer along Wellington Street West. Sanitary sewers are underground pipes that carry wastewater from your home or business to a wastewater treatment plant. Wastewater is created when water goes down the drain or is flushed down the toilet.
  • Completing maintenance work on the bridge where Queen Street crosses Fletchers Creek, and resurfacing the road on Queen Street West from McLaughlin Road to Mercer Drive.
  • Resurfacing the road at the intersection of Queen Street West and James Potter Road. (This intersection is not included on the map.)

Why this construction is required

  • As pipes age and our population grows, we need to replace older watermains and sewers to keep providing high quality water and wastewater services to you.
  • The Region of Peel continuously reviews the state of our roads and bridges, and keep them in good condition to maintain safety.

Important note

This upcoming construction will take place in the municipal right-of-way. The municipal right-of way includes the street and the land owned by your city between the street and your water service box (small, round metal valve in either your driveway or lawn). This work may impact the bottom of your driveway and the area around the sidewalk. We therefore recommend delaying any major landscaping or driveway paving until after this construction has been completed.

Before construction begins

Before we start construction, you may notice several activities in your area:

  1. We will survey your street and use temporary spray paint or flags to mark the location of underground gas, hydro, and cable on roads, driveways, and lawns.
  2. We may drill holes in the road or municipal right-of-way (the land between the street and your water service box) to collect soil samples, determine ground conditions, or confirm utility locations.
  3. We will take pictures and record video to help us restore the area as close as possible to its former condition, after construction takes place.

Construction schedule

Construction is expected to start in the late summer or autumn of 2023.

Keeping you informed

As this work proceeds, there will be ongoing communication with the local businesses, area residents and other stakeholders. Receive these updates by signing up to receive email notices at

We will also deliver detailed information to your home or business.

For additional updates, follow Peel Public Works on Twitter.

Minimizing the impact of construction

Over the next few weeks, our Project Ambassador, Avalon Myers, will be contacting the businesses in the area to determine if any special requirements are needed during construction. A survey will be conducted with all the affected businesses to gather this information. If you would prefer to do this over the phone, please call Avalon directly at (416) 457-3889.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Water Linear Engineering
Engineering Services Division
Public Works, Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4409