Historic Downtown Newmarket : Cedar Street Electrical Work
***PLANNED WORK: REMOVAL OF OVERHEAD INFRASTRUCTURE, FEBRUARY 5TH -9TH (WEATHER PERMITTING)
We are happy to share that we have completed the work to upgrade the electricity infrastructure in the area and would like to notify you in advance that we will be working in your area to remove the overhead infrastructure that is no longer in use.
Our work is expected to commence on February 5th and is anticipated to be completed on February 9th, between the hours of 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM, weather permitting.
The work site location will encompass the north side of the area as shown on the map above. Work will be carried out using the roadway with a partial lane closure, and staff will be available to assist drivers as required. We would encourage you to avoid that area while crews are on site but vehicle movement in/out of the parking areas will not be obstructed. Your cooperation and support are greatly appreciated as we work together to enhance historic downtown Newmarket.
- When: January 2 to 31, 2024
- General Working Hours: Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
NT Power is committed to delivering safe and reliable electricity to our customers. As part of our commitment to maintain reliable electricity, we have ongoing maintenance and capital project plans to replace infrastructure that is coming near the end of its useful life.
The infrastructure relocation project on Cedar St. has been ongoing for some time, and the current phase involves the removal of overhead lines, and installation of new underground lines. High voltage equipment in the area will also be replaced, old equipment removed, and equipment installed at customer buildings. Some civil work will be involved including minor excavations and a temporary power supply.
What To Expect
- Due to the nature of the work, there will be construction-related noise and dust from the equipment and trucks, though every effort to minimize this will be made.
- There will be brief intermittent power interruptions required to complete this work for which you will be notified in advance. If for any reason extended outages are required, extended notification lead time will be given. NT Power will make every effort to reduce the frequency and duration of outages in completing this work, including completing outages overnight.
- Access to the roadway will be temporarily closed for short durations, but all deliveries and garbage/recycling collection will not be impacted. Please see maps.
- Every effort will be made to minimize disruptions as much as possible. When the work is complete, any disturbances to property or roadways will be fully restored to "as good or better" condition.
This work is important and will help decrease power outages caused by inclement weather such as ice storms, freezing rain, and snow events while continuing to revitalize Newmarket’s award-winning Main Street. The installation of heritage lights will occur later in 2024 and is not part of this work phase.
The Town of Newmarket and NT Power are working together to ensure minimal disruption to businesses, residents, and visitors to downtown Newmarket. Please see below for more information about the work schedule, closures, and a map of the work area.
Work Schedule & Closures
Partial Lane Closure of Cedar Street with working hours from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- January 2-5
- January 15-19
- January 22-26
Full Lane Closure of Cedar Street
- January 8-11
No work on January 12 to accommodate the Mayor’s Levee Event
January 28-31 (overnight work from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.)
Work on January 30 will take place from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.
January 28-31: Scheduled overnight power outages for businesses and residents along Cedar Street
Residents and businesses at 185-195 and 201-226 Main Street South are asked to avoid parking in the private parking areas (highlighted in the map attached) if possible, during the week of January 15-19 and January 22-26 to accommodate electrical work in the area.
NT Power anticipates the need to occasionally enter the parking lot to facilitate the construction work at the buildings associated with this project, and access will strictly be limited to NT Power staff and approved contractors. While construction vehicles may temporarily occupy parking space to complete work, vehicle movement in/out of the parking areas will not be obstructed. Overnight parking will be made available in the Riverwalk Commons parking lot should for your convenience.
Residents and businesses, if you are expecting any special deliveries or need any accommodation during this time, please contact NT Power as soon as possible and we will work with you to ensure minimal disruption. Waste pick-up will be managed by NT Power. If you have questions, please call us at 905-895-2309 x 2.
Parking Lots in Downtown Newmarket
Visiting downtown Main Street and looking for a place to park? See the map below for more information on where to park.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you in advance for your patience and support as we continue to enhance Newmarket’s historic downtown core.
If you have any questions, or for more information, please reach out to our operations department using the form located on our contact page.