City Council Approves Additional 2020 Water Main Replacement Location

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June 18, 2020

Moose Jaw, SK – The City of Moose Jaw has added multiple locations to the 2020 Water Main Replacement Program and paving program.

At the regular meeting City Council Monday, June 15, Council approved a change order to the 2020 program, authorizing 330 meters of water main replacement on 2nd Avenue NW from Fairford Street south to Manitoba Street.  The change order also includes improvements to roads and sidewalks at two other 2020 water main replacement locations: High Street West between Main St. and Third Avenue NW, and Fairford St. East between Main St. and 2nd Avenue NE, in addition to extended road upgrades on 3rd Avenue NW from Oxford St. to MacDonald St.

The total value of the change order was just over $1.4 with funding coming from existing Water Main Replacement and Paved Roads Budgets, respectively, as the Tenders received earlier in 2020 were approximately $1.8 million below budget .

The change order items for High Street W, Fairford Street E, and 3rd Ave NW align with recommendations included in the City’s Downtown Local Area Plan, which was adopted by Council in 2017.  Enhancements include:

  • Replacement of cast iron water mains and associated services.
  • Installation of traffic bulb at SE corner of Main Street & Fairford Street E.
  • Sidewalk cut-outs to allow for trees and pedestrian ramps on the north side of the 0 block Fairford Street E to enhance the pedestrian corridor to Crescent Park, the Spa and Casino – major tourist attractions.
  • Installation of centre median for landscaping between 2nd & 3rd Ave NW and pedestrian ramps on High Street.
  • Relocation and upgrade of catch basins and catch basin leads
  • Full road overlay across east and west bound lanes.

For full details on the 2020 Water Main Replacement Program, visit

We will continue to issue weekly water main construction updates on our website, and through our City of Moose Jaw app, available for free in your favourite app store.  Businesses in all water main locations remain open while construction continues, and parking is free at all City meters until further notice, as directed by City Council.