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.

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.

The project has commenced and one of the first tasks completed was the development of an inventory of existing shoreline protection on each property along Lake St. Clair including elevations of protective works and adjacent lands. This inventory also extended approximately 150 m upstream on the Pike Creek. In addition, a drone was flown over the water to capture pictures of the shoreline to assist with the technical analysis.

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.

The first PIC was held Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm (Session 1) and from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm (Session 2). This PIC provided an overview of the project and work plan, outlined the preliminary findings from the field work, presented examples of flood hazard mitigation, climate change adaptation and emergency response, and received feedback from the attendees about local conditions and evaluation criteria.

A copy of the presentation is available for your information and review. We encourage you to provide comments; your input is key in developing the Town's Shoreline Management Plan.

 

Public Information Centre #1 - session recordings 

 

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 will be published following a report to Council.