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Road Construction Project

Interim Watermain Replacement Program

The project includes the replacement of approximately 290m of small diameter watermain's with of 50mm PVC watermain's including residential services and restorations. This project also includes the construction of approximately 90m of 150mm diameter PVC watermain including replacement of commercial services and associated restoration works on Vespra Street.

Affected Streets

    • Perry Street – Frances Street to End
    • Sanford Street– Victoria Street  to Vespra Street
    • Vespra Street– Anne Street to Thomas Street
    • Davidson Street – Grove Street to Parkdale Crescent


      Expected Start:May 2020
      Expected Completion:August 2020

      Project Updates

      ​December 4, 2019
      This project has been postponed and will now commence in Spring 2020.

      Why are we doing this?

      Galvanized watermains, located in several older neighbourhoods in the City, are in poor to very poor condition and are significant maintenance challenges. Frequent resident concerns related to low/inadequate flows have been received, and multiple breakages have required emergency repair.

      The program replaces these watermains with at least the same size and no smaller than a 50 mm diameter watermain. This is an interim measure to improve the watermain reliability until the street is scheduled to be reconstructed, at which time the watermain will be upgraded to current standards.

      Affected Services

      Hydro, Telephone, Cable TV, and Gas services should not be affected by the construction, barring any unforeseen circumstances.  Water services will be interrupted for a short time to switch service over to the new watermain. Notice of the timing of any water interruptions will be provided to affected residents in advance of such occurrences.

      Access to Properties

      All reasonable efforts will be made to maintain vehicle access to driveways. However, there may be some temporary interruptions to access during construction while construction vehicles maneuver. Access will be restored as quickly as possible.The Contractor will provide prior notice of any imminent access restrictions to the businesses and residents.
      Pedestrian access to all homes and businesses will be maintained during construction.


      The contractor is required to conduct his work in a safe manner, including fencing of deep excavations, etc.  We ask that you take extra caution during the construction period to ensure everyone’s safety.

      Emergency Services

      Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.

      Traffic Impacts

      The contractor will use traffic control measures to permit through traffic through the construction site. Typically this will include using traffic cones to steer drivers around the contractor’s vehicles, which will frequently be parked in the centre of the roadway where sanitary maintenance structures (manholes) are. Occasionally, flag persons will be required to assist with traffic control.

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