The Town of Georgina is undertaking a project related to slope and bank restoration along Hedge Road from approximately 100 metres west of Dunkirk Avenue to 150 metres east of Seaward Drive, as shown in the project area below. The slope between the lake and Hedge Road is deteriorating in some areas. The objective of the project is to identify areas requiring bank stabilization to protect the road. The Town has retained Tatham Engineering to complete the required field investigations, and engineering design and analysis. Tatham Engineering will present the work done to date, including the different design options being considered that will stabilize the slope and protect the Town’s road infrastructure.
Hedge Road Bank stabilization
Hedge Road Bank stabilization video - Nov. 4, 2021
Contact the following for additional information, to provide comments or to be added to the project mailing list:
Matt Brace, P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager
41 King St., Unit 4
Barrie, ON L9Y 5A6
Tel: 705-733-9037, ext. 2153
Owen Sanders, P.Eng.
Senior Project Manager
Town of Georgina
26557 Civic Centre Rd.
Keswick, ON L4P 3G1
Tel. 905-476-4305, ext. 2451
Notice to correspondents:
Comments and information received during the PIC are collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. All comments will be part of the public record, with the exception of personal information.
Q and As
There are three preferred options being considered including:
1) boulder revetment
2) erosion control blanket and enhanced vegetation
3) green retaining wall
Other options reviewed and discussed in the presentation include sheet pile wall and slope regrading, however these are not as favourable by the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, or feasible based on the available space between Hedge Road and the shoreline.
The Town is paying for the proposed bank stabilization works.
Project A is near term (one to five years), Project B is mid term (five to 10 years) and project C is longer term (10 years+).
There is a Town site alteration by-law (2011-0044, as amended) in place requiring a permit for earthworks or building works on the land. There is a York Region by-law (2013-68) in place for forest conservation covering the removal of any trees. The Town notes an education program is a good idea.
Clarification of the ownership of the waterfront lands is not part of the scope of this project. This is a separate item being looked at by the Town. Any permissions needed from landowners will be resolved directly with each owner. A notification process will be used with each homeowner. The primary purpose of these works is to protect the integrity of Hedge Road.
The necessary guiderail repairs/replacement are separate to the scope of this project. The Town will include guiderail repairs/replacement as part of this project in locations where coordination of the work is possible.
If it is related to the stabilization of the road asset, future repairs and maintenance will be completed by the Town.
Large docks can help with wave breaking, however the agencies that govern shoreline works (Conservation Authority, Ministry of Natural Resources, Department of Fisheries and Oceans) generally require protection works be located on shore, rather than in the water, to minimize impacts to aquatic habitat.
An invasive species management specification can be added to the contract tender documentation to enforce the requirement for clean equipment to be used on site.
The detailed design is currently being advanced and Project A will be tendered first for construction in the summer/fall of 2022.
The intent is to work around all the existing structures as best as possible. Further coordination with landowners will be completed to assess the existing structures, though there are currently no known issues. If a dock is protected already, this protection will be retained.
The intent is to send a copy of the design drawings to the home owners to review and further discuss individual site coordination.
The Mossington Wharf decommissioning/retrofit is a separate project to the Hedge Road project. The Town will continue to coordinate any project activities.
Traffic protection and control along Hedge Road is not part of this project. Traffic control measures will be implemented during the construction phase for the bank stabilization project.
Currently there are no plans for extending municipal servicing within the project area.