Lorne Street Storm Water Mitigation Project Phase III Update

Update: Lorne Street Storm Water Mitigation Project Phase III

Beale & Inch Construction was awarded the tender for construction of a new outlet dyke and control structure in the Pickard Quarry in October 2022.

They completed some initial site work in November and December of 2022, including clearing trees and brush and creating a lay-down area. Construction is scheduled to re-start mid-May.

This first part of Phase III will involve constructing a water control structure in the Pickard Quarry, purchased from Mount Allison University in fall of 2022, which will hold over 20,000m3 of storm water. The outlet will ensure that water is released in a controlled manner and our storm water infrastructure is not overwhelmed. This work should take until mid-August to complete in the location shown here.

Water quality monitoring took place in 2019 to establish a baseline (completed by EOS Eco-Energy). An additional pre-construction water monitoring round took place in early May of this year.

Residents on Quarry Lane can expect to see construction vehicles and equipment at the end of the cul-de-sac. Work will be limited to the hours of 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday (not including civic holidays).

The other part of Phase III is construction of the Fleet Street retention pond and associated drainage ditching. Beale & Inch Construction was awarded the contract for Retention Pond 3 and culvert crossings in February 2023. The Fleet Street retention pond, road crossings and drainage ditching is expected to start mid-May and be substantially completed by the end of 2023 with some clean up in 2024.

The first thing Beale & Inch will tackle is the road culvert crossing on Crescent Street and any ditching that is not located within the wetland. The work at Crescent Street is scheduled to start in mid-May and take about eight weeks to complete. This will involve closing Crescent Street for approximately a month at the location shown here. Vehicles will be detoured via Industrial Drive and Sloan Drive.

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