UPDATE: January 11, 2018
As we enter a new year, our Lorne Street Stormwater Mitigation project continues. Presently, Phase II of the project is proceeding through an Environmental Impact Assessment. The focus of Phase II, which is valued at over $2.9 million, is getting the stormwater from Lorne Street to the Tantramar River. We hosted a public information session on Phases I and II on November of 2017. In case you missed it, the engineered design will see stormwater being captured and stored in large naturalized ponds in and around the Lorne Street and St. James Street area and a series of large above-grade drainage ditches that will store, transport and discharge stormwater to a new aboiteau structure at the Tantramar River. Presently, our engineering consultant, Crandall Engineering, is working through the Environmental Impact Assessment process and finalizing the detailed design drawings in advance of Phase II going out to tender once the Environmental Impact Assessment is completed. We still anticipate construction getting underway in early 2018, pending the results of the Assessment.
As the project progresses, we will continue to update the public via our website and social media channels. In addition, we will also be hosting another public information session once the preliminary design of the stormwater retention ponds is completed.
We are very pleased that both of the Phase I contracts progressed on time and on budget. The Phase I work, valued at over $5.3 million, was funded under the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund and we are grateful to the Federal and Provincial governments for their financial contributions.
Stay tuned for further details!