City Releases 2021 Construction and Operational Highlights (VIDEO)

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December 13, 2021

Moose Jaw, SK – The City of Moose has released construction and operational highlights to date in 2021.

“A tremendous amount of work was completed this year,” said Jim Puffalt, City Manager. “It was an historic year for our water main replacement program, as 100% of the planned underground construction was completed across seven locations totaling three kilometers. This success was due to a number of factors including our Budget being completed before Christmas and the 2020 restructuring of our Engineering department that allowed them to focus on their core construction services.  Additionally, design costs for the program have been cut by 60% since we moved engineering design in-house in 2019.”

“This year’s servicing work to the Agri-Food Industrial Park and Great Plains Power Station, which included 2.2 kilometers of large diameter water feeder mains, is also significant,” Puffalt continued. “Developing serviced land for new agri-food processing plants and factories makes Moose Jaw a prime location for growth. We thank all of our departments for their commitment to delivering quality work and service to our customers, and we will strive for that level of service or better into the future.”

Other 2021 construction highlights include:

  • Buffalo Pound to Moose Jaw Transmission Line Phase Two (commissioning underway).
  • Construction of the new High Service Reservoir Pumphouse.
  • Road rehabilitation (24 lane kms).
  • Two new dressing rooms constructed at the Pla-Mor Palace.
  • Changeroom renovations completed at the Kinsmen Sportsplex pool.
  • Retaining wall and backstop replaced at Ross Wells Park.
  • New playground equipment and park upgrades at Clark Gillies Park.
  • Playground expansion, sport court and spray park installed in West Park.
  • Accessibility and general building upgrades completed at the Smith Park building.
  • New sport court being installed in Iron Bridge.
  • Installed new outdoor fitness equipment in Crescent Park.
  • 150 meters of new asphalt pathways and 470 meters of new crusher dust pathways installed.

Operationally, our Parks & Recreation and Public Works crews:

  • Planted 35,000 flowers.
  • Maintained 453 acres of parks and green spaces.
  • Planted 115 trees and shrubs.
  • Maintained 12 outdoor rinks/skating pads, 21 ball diamonds and 13 athletic fields.
  • Repaired 7,756 potholes.
  • Cleaned 227 km of roads.
  • Performed 320 excavations for infrastructure repair, including 53 water main breaks.
  • Reduced the backlog of required repairs to the utility systems by 30%.

Finally, Public Works crews were able to successfully close 97.6% of all Requests For Service to date in 2021, and we encourage all residents to use the free City of Moose Jaw app to report any issues.