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ROAD REPAIR WORK ON MAIN & QUEEN June 8 – June 22, 2020

Project Details:  

Pave-Tar on behalf of the City of Brampton will be conducting repairs on Main St and Queen St, between the dates of June 8, 2020 to June 22, 2020.

These repairs will include work such as: Road

Asphalt patch repairs, Curb replacement, Sidewalks utility restorations, Catch Basins and Maintenance Hole repairs.

Additional project information you will need to know:

Justification of Works:

City staff have determined that isolated sections of Main St. and Queen St., require preventative maintenance repairs to mitigate further deterioration. Works will be limited to isolated areas identified in Figure A.

Response to COVID-19:

All current Regional, Provincial and Federal Public Health and Safety policies, procedures and protocols will apply and be observed at all times.

Driveway & Laneway Access

Driveway/Laneway access may be interrupted; however, this inconvenience will be kept to a minimum.

 Parking

George Street Surface Parking Lot and Nelson Square Parking Facility are available for public use free of charge until further notice.

All efforts will be made to ensure the impact to on-street parking, during construction, are kept to a minimum. All parking signs and regulations must be obeyed when parking. Vehicles impeding construction will be tagged and towed by the City’s Parking Enforcement. Please contact 311 if you have any questions or concerns.

Network Outages

Due to the nature of the work, it is common for network outages to occur on telephone, cable and/or internet services. Please note that any outages that are discovered Monday to Friday between 7 am and 3:30 pm can be reported to the City of Brampton at 311. Outages discovered outside of these times should be reported to your service provider.

 Contact

We look forward to working with you in having our Contractor complete this project in a professional and timely manner. Should you require further information regarding this project, please contact 311. Visit www.brampton.ca/roadworks for up to date construction information or to make an online request for permission to park on City Streets.

Thank you in advance for your co-operation and patience.

Click here to read the full Notice of Construction.

Figure A

Two downtown Brampton municipal parking lots to reopen on May 28, 2020

Two downtown Brampton municipal parking lots to reopen on May 28, 2020

Beginning Thursday, May 28th, 2020 the George Street North surface parking facility, 20 George Street North and Nelson Square Parking Facility, 9 Diplock Lane, are reopening for public use. Parking will remain complimentary at this time.   Due to the increase in traffic in the downtown core with businesses beginning to reopen, the lots are being opened to ensure the current demand for parking in the downtown meets the supply in order to avoid illegal parking that may pose a health and safety risk to motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.
The reopening parking is in support of business and is not intended for long term use.  Due to COVID -19, continue physical distancing practices where possible when using the garage or parking lot. Please wear masks, especially when physical distancing practices cannot be met.
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City of Brampton asks all City Employees to be Tested for COVID-19 as Ontario Government Increases Testing Capacity at Local Assessment Centres

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

City of Brampton asks all City employees to be tested for COVID-19 as
Ontario Government increases testing capacity at local assessment centres.

BRAMPTON, ON (May 25, 2020) – Today, the City of Brampton is asking all City employees to seek a test for COVID-19 by their local health unit. The City recommends that all employees who believe that they have been exposed to or have contracted COVID-19 obtain a test. This request follows the Ontario Government’s decision to provide additional testing capacity and test all individuals that request it.
Peel Public Health has been directed by Ontario Health to begin immediately testing anyone who visits a local assessment centre as early as this weekend and to not turn anyone away. Residents seeking a test no longer need to be referred to an assessment centre by Telehealth Ontario, Primary Care, or Public Health.

The City is actively taking steps to help flatten the curve and stop the spread of COVID-19 in Brampton through additional safety measures at City facilities and on Brampton Transit, and closures of programs and services that encourage large gatherings.

The Ministry of Health will soon be listing all of the assessment centres on the Province’s website, including locations, so the public and employees can find assessment centres easily. The City welcomes the Provincial Government’s commitment to increased testing and mobile assessments, and will work with local hospitals to facilitate mobile assessment at the worksites of the City’s essential and critical services.

The City will also be encouraging local businesses, through the Brampton Board of Trade and Downtown Brampton BIA, to request that employees working at businesses that have reopened in recent weeks to also seek a test.

Quotes

“I spoke with the Premier yesterday and was encouraged by the increase in testing capacity across the Province. We are taking the Government up on their request that those without symptoms be tested for COVID-19, so that Brampton can lead by example in Ontario by requesting City employees be tested in order to stop the spread of COVID-19.”

-Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“The City of Brampton is collaborating with our local health partners and our labour partners to combat COVID-19 and we know that additional testing can play a role in mitigating the impact of this virus on Brampton’s population, especially for our essential and critical service employees. Together, we will continue to work to flatten the curve and stop the spread.”

-David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton

“As a critical service moving residents across Brampton during this pandemic, our workers are doing their jobs and working hard on the frontlines. We support our members being tested proactively so that we can keep them and our transit riders safe, as we work together to flatten the curve.”

– Frank Vani, President, Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 1573

“Our first responders are taking the necessary steps to ensure that we tackle this COVID-19 pandemic head-on. In light of the increased capacity for testing by the Province, we are strongly encouraging our members to be tested even if they don’t have symptoms, so that we can reduce the spread of this virus.”

– Paul Lecompte, President, Brampton Professional Fire Fighters Association, Local 1068

“Our members continue to contribute to delivering City services during this challenging time and we are encouraging our members to be part of the solution so that we can get back to regular business as soon as possible. With increased testing available, we recommend that members be tested so that we can do our part to conquer COVID-19.”

– Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 831

 

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MEDIA CONTACT
Natalie Stogdill
Senior Advisor, Public Relations, City of Brampton
905.874.3654 | natalie.stogdill@brampton.ca

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