Water Street Project Update

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 12:45 PM

All underground work for the first phase of the five-year project to rehabilitate infrastructure on Water Street will be completed this week. The temporary watermain will be removed from businesses this week, and all curb, gutter and the first layer of asphalt in place by Saturday, June 30.

The final layer of asphalt, and some small sections of sidewalk at both Bishop’s Cove and Queen Street intersections will be completed after the Canada Day long weekend.  Any unfinished areas will be made safe for pedestrians during the weekend and completed during the first week of July.

Once finished, new features at the intersections include:

  • Bump-outs resulting in increased safety for pedestrians;
  • Accessible Pedestrian Signals using tactile warning plates; and,
  • Audible signal poles for enhanced accessibility. 

The City recognizes that this project has been challenging for everyone. As communicated at the beginning of the project, a debrief session is planned for phase one. Water Street businesses, property owners and employees are invited to attend. Members of City Council, City staff, and the engineering consultant will be there.

Water Street Construction - Phase One Debrief
Tuesday, July 10
11 a.m. to noon
Foran Greene Room
Fourth floor, City Hall

The debrief will focus on what worked well during phase one, what was challenging, and what can be improved for phase two, starting in 2019.