Peel Region homepage

Road construction planning

The construction phase of a project is the final stage of the planning process.

The construction phase of a project is the final stage of the planning process.

These 5 aspects are required behind the scenes before a construction begins:

Environmental Assessment (EA) process

An Environmental Assessment (EA) is a study. EAs are carried out to predict, identify, measure and reduce the impacts a project might have on the people, plants and animals living in a certain area.

Browse our list of currently active EAs in Peel.

The EA process:

Detail design phase

During the detail design phase, the Region:

The Detail Design phase can take up to a year to complete, depending on the complexity of a project.

Property acquisition

A property acquisition is the act of gaining ownership of a piece of real estate.

Property acquisition:

Utility relocation

Telephone, hydro, gas, and cable services in the construction area might need to be relocated to complete a project.

If possible, utility relocation is completed before or during construction. When a utility relocation happens depends on how quickly the Region purchases the land for the project.

Tender and contract award

The Region of Peel buys (procures) goods and services via a tender -- a formal document that sets out the proposals and requirements of a construction project.

Contractors submit tenders for the work to be done, and the job is given to the pre-qualified lowest bidder.

Tender and contract awards can take from 6 - 8 weeks.

Construction begins

On average, a contractor begins construction 2 - 3 weeks being awarded the contract.