The objective of the Public Works & Environmental Services Capital Works Plan is to maintain a consistently high level of service and strive to improve the Town's infrastructure component through these improvements.

The Town adopted an Asset Management Plan in December 2013, updated in May 2018, which serves as a guide as to what, and when, capital projects should be undertaken.

Each year recommendations are made requesting Council approve specific projects while adopting a five-year capital plan. This gives authorization to proceed with annual projects while proposed five-year projects will come back to Council in subsequent years for approval to proceed.

For questions regarding this project, please contact the John Henderson, Manager Engineering Services at 519-735-2184 ext. 166.

2022 Capital project map

Shoreline Management Plan

The Town is undertaking a Shoreline Management Plan as one of the recommended flood mitigation strategies.

The Shoreline Management Plan will determine the best ways to identify and manage flood and erosion risk to the developed shoreline of Lake St. Clair and Pike Creek and will also determine opportunities where partners, stakeholders and landowners can work together to identify, manage and reduce the risk of flooding and erosion due to high lake levels and wave action.

The Shoreline Management Plan has been incorporated within the five-year Public Works & Environmental Services Capital Works Plan that was approved by Council at the December 10, 2019 Council meeting. Zuzek Inc. has been retained to assist the Town with developing this Plan.

Public consultation is an important part of this project. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, traditional Public Information Centres (PIC) will not be possible; however, virtual PICs have been organized to ensure residents have the opportunity to provide information, ask questions and participate in the process.

Public Information Centre No. 3

PIC No. 3 was held on Wednesday, August 18, 2021. Similar to PICs 1 and 2, two identical sessions were scheduled: Session 1 was held from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm and Session 2 was held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

The goals of PIC No. 3 included the presentation of results from the flood risk analysis for lake and interior flooding, a summary of potential economic damages with different flooding scenarios (existing conditions and hypothetical scenarios with potential mitigation options constructed), and presentation of conceptual adaptation alternatives to increase community resilience to coastal flooding. A detailed presentation was followed by participant interaction and an overview of the next steps.

The live recording of the presentation and post-session survey are provided below. Please review the information; we welcome your input.

Public Information Centre #3 - session recordings

Presentation Slides from PIC #3

 PIC #3 Feedback Survey 

Public Information Centre No. 2

PIC No. 2 was held via two virtual Sessions on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. The PIC was also live streamed on the Town's website for those wishing to view the meeting without participating in the discussion.

PIC No. 2 provided an update on the work plan, shared the latest research on climate change, provided an overview of the methodology to integrate coastal storm flooding (lake) and rainfall events (interior), presented preliminary results of the flood risk analysis for lake and interior flooding, identified potential economic damages with different flooding scenarios and introduced the concept of adaptation options to reduce future flood risk. A detailed presentation was followed by a question and answer period and an overview of the next steps.

The live recording of the presentation and post-session survey are provided below. We encourage you to review the information and provide your comments.


Public Information Centre #2 - session recordings

Presentation Slides from PIC No. 2  

Please complete the Post-Session Survey from PIC No. 2 Here

PIC No. 1

The first PIC, held October 29, 2020, provided an overview of the project and work plan, summarized the preliminary findings from the field work, and presented examples of flood hazard mitigation, climate change adaptation and emergency response. The recording from PIC No. 1 is provided below.


Public Information Centre #1 - session recordings

 Presentation Slides from PIC No. 1

Complete Post-Session Survey Here


The Shoreline Management Plan is expected to take approximately one year to complete.

Riverside Drive Trail

The majority of the urbanized area of Tecumseh is serviced by active transportation infrastructure in the form of sidewalks, bike lanes and multi-purpose trails. The Town is working with the County of Essex as part of the County Wide Active Transportation System (CWATS) to add and improve connections to trails and cycling infrastructure.

In October 2016, Council approved the construction of a 2.4 m wide trail having a length of approximately 2.4 km along Riverside Drive, from the Tecumseh/Windsor municipal boundary to Manning Road, as a 2017 CWATS project.

Bezaire & Associates were retained by the Town to complete the design work, contract administration and inspection of the construction of the Riverside Drive Trail.

Two Public Information Centres (PIC) were held to share details of the project and to gather public input on the Town's initiative to construct a multi-use recreational trail along Riverside Drive. The first PIC was held September 13, 2017 which provided an opportunity for residents to learn about the project. Options under consideration included constructing the multi-use trail in the Town's right-of-way on the south side of the road or the north side of the road. The trail location concept plan was displayed on PIC Boards for public viewing. A summary of the key issues is provided and were significant in formulating the Consultant's recommendation of the multi-use trail location.

The second PIC was held June 6, 2018. The results of the second PIC combined with additional information and analysis are included in the report to Council and associated attachments presented at the April 8, 2021 Special Meeting of Council.


April 8th, 2021 Special Council Meeting Video Recording

PlaceSpeak Online Consultation

Manning Road Reconstruction Phase 2

The Town of Tecumseh has awarded an approximately $4.5 million contract to Shea Rock Construction for Phase 2 of Manning Road improvements. Construction will begin Monday, July 5, 2021 and will be substantially complete in early 2022.

“We are very excited to be getting started on the next phase of the improvements to Manning Road,” said Gary McNamara, Mayor of Tecumseh. “This project is part of the broader plan for the area to improve transportation infrastructure, support flood mitigation and remove the drain along the west side of Manning Road.”

Construction of Phase 1 was completed in 2014 which included the construction of the storm pump station and associated facilities, and the reconstruction of a section of Riverside Drive (Manning Road to Christy Lane), including the roundabout at the Manning Road/Riverside Drive intersection. The improvements accommodated pedestrians, cyclists and included urban design features to create an aesthetically pleasing gateway into Lakewood Park.

Phase 2 will include the enclosure and redirection of the East Townline Drain into the recently constructed Lakewood Park channel; filling in the existing open drain on the west side of Manning Road; watermain replacement along Little River Boulevard from Manning Road to Grace Road and along St. Thomas Street from Manning Road to Green Valley Drive; and, the construction of a new local storm sewer on the west side of Manning Road. Both the enclosure/redirection of the East Townline Drain into the Lakewood Park channel are recommended works from the Tecumseh Storm Drainage Master Plan which was previously approved under the Municipal Class EA process.


Program Contact: Phil Bartnik, Director Public Works and Environmental Services, 519-735-2184 Ext. 148


Manning Road Improvement CEA Report