The City of Brantford, located in Ontario, Canada, faces several significant infrastructure challenges that impact the daily lives of its residents. One of the most pressing issues is the need to modernize and expand the city’s transportation system, including roads, highways, and public transit, to reduce traffic congestion and improve safety. Additionally, Brantford’s aging water and wastewater systems require significant investment and upgrades to maintain reliable service and avoid potential health hazards. The city also needs to invest in affordable housing developments and improve access to high-speed internet to support economic growth and improve the quality of life for its residents. Addressing these challenges will require collaboration and investment from local and provincial officials and private sector stakeholders.
Sample Highlights from the Capital Improvement Plan
Project Start Year
Project Spend Total
Oak Park Road Widening (Powerline Road to Hwy 403 and Hardy Road)
“Identified in the 2020 Transportation Master Plan and the 2051 amendment the need for widening Oak Park Road to four lanes from Powerline Road to Hwy 403 and Fen Ridge Court/Savannah Oaks Drive to Hardy Road. The widening is to serve growing business access needs in the northwest Brantford industrial area to/from Hwy 403. Project to include a Schedule ‘C’ MCEA to better determine project scope, timing and overall cost. The updated TMP amendment identifies a 1-5 year (2021-2025) timeframe.
Project initiatives would correspond with council priority outcome 3 (Tier 2B) ”
Market Parkade Elevator #4 Upgrades
Upgrade and modernization to Elevator #4 and associated items based on service life and maintenance cycle. The upgrade will provide greater aesthetic appeal, greater resistance to vandalism and will be fully accessible.
Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre – Rink#1 Electrical Upgrades
Rink #1 at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre has been asked on a number of occasions, to host a large special event or to set up to have a TV taping. The Centre was not equiped to host such events or to have the power available to set-up various TV taping stations. It also is not set-up to host any event on the floor that requires any sort of power, as none is provided at rink level. Events have had to supply their own power(outside generator) to have such events. If on-ice floor events or larger scale events are to be hosted on the floor, upgrades are needed to accommodate.
Pearl St & Sydenham St (St James to West St) (W/WW/STM/RD)
Project includes full corridor reconstruction of Water, Wastewater, and Storm sewers and Road infrastructure of Pearl Street from St. James Ave to West St. The project limits also include Sydenham Street from Pearl St to Dead-End. Project driver is age and condition of the buried infrastructure. The project was also identified as a 5-10 year capital project (W-M-028) to create a trunk loop (upgrade to 400mm). 2 separate watermains run along Pearl Street that is made of cast iron and was installed around 1900, making the watermain 90+ years old (0% theoretical material service life remaining). The diameters of the two watermains are 350mm (West) and 100mm-150mm (East). Only 1 watermain break has been recorded (1986Â±Ring Break). The watermain along Sydenham Street is made of ductile iron and was installed 1984 with a diameter of 150mm. 0 watermain breaks have been recorded for this main. 2 separate wastewater sewers run along Pearl Street that is made of clay tile and has a diameter of 225mm-525mm. The sewers were installed between 1900 and 1948, making several sections of wastewater sewer 90+ years old (0% theoretical material service life remaining). The sewer has a condition rating or PACP rating of 2-4 (1=Good, 5=Poor) with structural defects such as cracks, displacements and fractures. Trenchless rehab activities have been completed on several sections in 2016 (UV Liner). The wastewater sewer along Sydenham Street is made of VC and has a diameter of 225mm. The sewer was installed in 1900, making the watermain 90+ years old (0% theoretical material service life remaining). The sewer has a condition rating or PACP rating of 3 (1=Good, 5=Poor), and was rehab in 2016 via UV Liner. The storm sewer along Pearl St is made of concrete and has a diameter of 300mm to 500mm. The storm sewer was installed 1912 to 1949, making the majority of the storm sewer 87-90+ years old (1% theoretical material service life remaining). CCTV data is required to better determine overall condition. The storm sewer along Sydenham St is made of Concrete and has a diameter of 375mm. The storm sewer was installed in 1912, making the storm sewer 90+ Years old (0% theoretical material service life remaining). The City’s Wastewater Collections group has reported several blockages along this sewer line. The 2014 roadway condition assessment gave the project area (Pearl St) a condition rating of good or a PCI rating of 73-83. The 2014 roadway condition assessment gave the project area (Sydenham St) a condition rating of poor or a PCI rating of 28.
Alfred St (Nelson St to Colborne St) (W/WW/STM/RD)
Replacement of all buried infrastructure and road restoration on Alfred St (Nelson St to Colborne St.) The need for this project is driven by the age of the watermain and poor road condition. The total length of the project is approximately 400 linear metres. There are three (3) watermain lines all made of cast iron and are 100, 200, and 350mm in diameter. The 100mm and 200mm watermains were constructed in 1899, making it 122 years old (136% of 90 year theoretical material service life ). The 350mm watermain was constructed in 958 making it 63 years old (70% of 90 year theoretical material service life). There have been no recorded breaks in any of the watermain. An upsizing of the 100mm dia watermain pipe should be considered since 150mm is a typical minimum watermain size and connecting watermain from adjacent roads are 150mm in diameter. The reinforced fibreglass wastewater line between Darling St and Dalhousie St is 225mm in diameter and was constructed in 1909, making it 112 years old (124% of 90 year theoretical material service life ). However, the sewer was lined using a cured in place liner in 2016, and has a PACP condition rating of 1 (1=Good, 5=Poor). CCTV video and report completed in 2016. The wastewater sewer from Colborne St to Dalhousie St is 225mm in diameter (VC) and was constructed in 1904, making it 116 years old. The wastewater main leading to Nelson is 150mm Clay Tile sewer and was constructed in 1899. The sewer is in poor condition as CCTV PACP condition rating of 5 was given. There is no stormwater main within the project limits. The 2017 Roadway Condition Assessment gave the project area a condition rating of poor or a PCI rating of 30 for the project limits indicating the roadway requires rehabilitation/replacement. According to the 2018 Sidewalk Condition Assessment, the sidewalk along Alfred St was constructed in 1970 with no defects.
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