Lorne Street Stormwater Mitigation Project Update – August 3, 2017

UPDATE: August 3, 2017

So far so good! Work continues to progress on schedule for the Lorne Street Stormwater Mitigation Project. We’re still expecting construction on Phase I to wrap-up this fall and Mother Nature certainly has a liking for the sun! The weather continues to be on our side.

At this point in time, Bowsers Construction has the sewer, water and storm water lines installed on Lorne Street, between Bridge Street and St. James Street, and the road bed has been rebuilt with shale and gravel. The contractor will now be focused on installing the new sanitary sewer, water mains and storm water lines between St. James Street and Queens Road.

Please be advised that during the SappyFest weekend we will be utilizing Lorne Street as a temporary detour around Bridge Street. Bridge Street will be closed as of 8pm on Thursday, August 3, 2017 until noon on Monday, August 7, 2017. Lorne Street will be available to motorists and pedestrians between Bridge Street and Allison Avenue, including temporary markings for both vehicles and pedestrians. While this is a temporary detour to accommodate SappyFest weekend on Bridge Street, we want to remind residents and visitors that the Lorne Street area continues to be a construction zone, so users are asked to move about the area slowly and exercise caution.

Beal and Inch Construction have now commenced work on the main sanitary sewer trunk line between Lorne Street and Charles Street. We actually need to construct an access road in behind the houses on the south side of St. James Street in order to get the necessary equipment in to undertake the work. The contractor will continue to work in this area over the next several weeks. Once the new truck sewer line is completed, the contractor will focus on the installation of the new water and sewer lines along St. James Street.

Businesses along Lorne Street remain open during the construction, but visitors may want to consider an alternative route to their point of destination to maintain safety and avoid delays. We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding during the construction period.

We’ll continue to post updates as the work progresses. If there is any additional information that needs to be distributed, we will post the appropriate messaging on our Twitter and Facebook sites. Stay tuned for future updates!