Weekend water upgrades at Sir Richard Squires Building

sir-richard-squires-building-corner-brookMt. Bernard to be closed starting Saturday morning until Sunday evening.

Here are some details on the road closure planned for Mt. Bernard tomorrow morning, Saturday at 5 am and lasting until Sunday midnight in relation to the work going on at the Sir Richard Squires Building by Marine Contractors for the Province.

The project involves the replacement of the aging pipes between Mt. Bernard Avenue and the Sir Richard Squires building, and includes making new connections to the City water and sewer lines in the roadway.

The work is quite complex due to the number of connections as well as the presence of a number of lines in that area so an extended outage is required. As traffic is normally much lower on the weekend it was decided to proceed with the work this weekend.

People may have also noticed that a small section of the road surface on Mt. Bernard in this location was milled but not completely paved. That is because the excavation is to take place in that area, and hence will be paved after the work on the infrastructure is complete.

City forces will be on site for the duration of the work to ensure the work on the City infrastructure is performed in a safe and appropriate manner.

As part of this work there will also be a short water outage and road closure on University Drive to install a new valve in order to shorten the length of the outage associated with the main project. City crews will be performing this work starting 5am Saturday morning and is planned to be completed by 11am.

This will result in a short water outage to the RNC, Academy Canada and the Arts and Culture and all parties have been notified.

City staff have also been in touch with Brewed on Bernard and have worked out a plan to maintain access to that business from O’Connell Drive. Ultramar on the corner of O’Connell and Mt. Bernard will remain fully accessible from both Mt. Bernard and O’Connell.

I want to thank our Public Works Water and Sewer division for the thorough planning and coordination with the Province for this project

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