UPDATE: October 12, 2017
Good news! Our Lorne Street Stormwater Mitigation Project continues to proceed on schedule and on budget. At this point in time, we’re still expecting the construction of Phase I to wrap-up this fall, weather depending.
Bowsers Construction has finished installing the sewer, water and storm water lines on Lorne Street, between St. James Street and Queens Road. In the addition, the curb and sidewalk has now been installed between Bridge Street and Allison Avenue. The street sure is starting to take shape! The contractor is now building-up the road up with gravel and shale in preparation for the curb, gutter and sidewalk between Allison Avenue and Queens Road. We’re hoping to have a base coat of asphalt on Lorne Street between Bridge and Allison Avenue in the new few weeks.
Meanwhile, Beal and Inch Construction has now finished installing the trunk sewer along the access road (behind the houses on the south side of St. James Street) and along St. James Street to Lorne Street. They have also installed two new large culverts under St. James Street near the Lorne Street intersection. The contractor is now focusing on the installation of the new water and sewer lines along St. James Street – up to Bennett Street – which is progressing as planned. They will also be installing more culverts across St. James Street. Once these utilities are installed the contractor will move on to the road work.
A public information session on Phase I and II is scheduled for November 1, 2017 at 6:30pm in Council Chambers. Our engineering consulting team from Crandall Engineering Ltd., who are leading the project, will be attending the session.
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. Access to most businesses must be reached via Willow Lane or Allison Avenue, and may require you to park your vehicle and access the establishment from a side or rear door. Access to 34 Lorne Street – Atlantic Towing, KD Glass and Squire Cab, is temporarily being provided along the south side of the construction site via Crescent Street. 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!