These photos were taken on the new section of Algoma Street between John Street and Cornwall. The street runs straight as an arrow here. The sidewalk runs straight as an arrow here. Installing these service valves in a specific location should be child’s play.All the information is on the plan. Just establish a line running parallel to the centreline of the street offset at distance that would have the valves fall on the boulevard. The valves would be in a straight line. Easy peasy lemon squeazy.
Of course you need a survey crew and a copy of plan. The drawing that shows where everything is located. You know…a plan.
I am sure the contractor is not required to have a survey crew as I have never seen such an animal on site. As far as a plan goes, I wonder about the existence of that document. I do not see any evidence that one exists or if one does, that it is being used.
Somehow, something that is so easily done was turned into a sloppy inconsistent mess. We actually pay engineers to figure this out? Why were some valves not removed and replaced once the error was discovered? Especially the one where the valve ended up on the curb? Could it be that the valve was supposed to be located on the curb?
This is the simple stuff. Imagine what is happening to the complicated stuff. The stuff that is buried under the street.
Just what does our Engineering Department do? If they were not there, would this project be worse off? Would us taxpayers be any worse for wear? We would be a lot richer.