In the early spring of 2014, Crozier & Associates was approached by multi-national Honda Canada Manufacturing (Honda) for assistance in rebuilding approximately one kilometer of the Industrial Parkway, an existing four lane arterial by-pass, in Alliston, Ontario.
The project consisted of a new intersection and Associate entrance to support Honda’s plant expansion, the modification/conversion of their existing plant entrance to serve truck traffic, and the addition of new turning lanes to the roadway. The project was a joint venture with our client Walton Alliston Development LP (Walton) who were proceeding with an Industrial plan of subdivision located directly south of Honda.
Crozier’s engineering scope included detailed design of approximately one kilometer of road widening; utility coordination associated with the relocation of utility poles containing multiple joint use partners; design of a stormwater management solution to retain the existing Industrial Parkway’s storm drainage system and construction management services including tendering and contract administration.
Work on the project began in the spring with an accelerated six month window to prepare designs, secure approvals, coordinate the relocation of the 44 kVA joint-use power line, deliver Agreements to Council (during an election year), negotiate financial cost-sharing and DC Credit requirements, tender the project and ensure construction completion as Contract Administrator.
That the joint venture was completed to deadline on October 31st, 2014, is testament to what can be achieved when early and effective collaboration is established with clients, consultants and the municipality. In addition to maintaining access and utilities to a fully functioning Honda plant throughout construction, the seamless design connection between the Honda and Walton internal site plans and the new roadway, realized significant cost savings for our clients.