Final piece of the puzzle for Lorne Street Storm Water Mitigation Project

Final piece of the puzzle for Lorne Street Storm Water Mitigation Project

Exciting developments are underway in Tantramar as construction begins on the final piece in the Lorne Street Storm Water Mitigation Project. Caldwell & Ross were awarded the tender for construction of new aboiteau on January 26, 2024 and began work in early February.  Construction of the aboiteau marks the final phase in the Lorne Street Storm Water Mitigation Project, which will manage 100,000 cubic metres of water during major rain events.

Phase III of the project included digging over 1000 metres of ditching and constructing a second retention pond with 40,000 cubic metres of storage.

Funding for the aboiteau is through the Province of New Brunswick’s Climate Change Fund. The Province announced $2.4 million in funding for the project in May 2023. The aboiteau falls under Provincial ownership, and DTI and Tantramar signed an agreement in January for Tantramar to oversee the construction.

This project will alleviate flooding of Lorne Street during a 1 in 100-year storm event. The project has been in the works for almost a decade and has taken the meticulous planning, collaboration, and dedication of municipal, provincial and federal partners to complete the project. Our thanks to stakeholders, residents, local environmental groups, landowners, consultants, and contractors for your patience and support in completing this $14 million project.

As we celebrate this milestone, please be advised that the service road from Crescent Street to the aboiteau will be temporarily closed during construction activities. We are committed to minimizing disruptions and ensuring the safety of our residents and workers throughout this process.

We thank you for your ongoing support and patience as we bring this project to fruition, strengthening our community’s infrastructure for the future.