Water Main Replacement Update – 100 and 200 Blocks of High Street West Temporarily Blocked To Traffic

Craig HemingwayPress Releases

June 17, 2020

Moose Jaw – The City of Moose Jaw advises that the 100 and 200 blocks of High Street West will be closed to traffic June 18-20.

The closure is needed to allow the selected contractor (NIS Construction Ltd.) to perform further water main work associated with the City’s Water Main Replacement Program. High St. West between Main St. and Third Avenue NW is the first location in the 2020 Water Main Replacement Program, which includes the replacement of aging, failing cast iron water main pipe.

The closure is expected to last through Saturday, June 20, weather permitting. Following the service connection work, two-way traffic will resume on the 100 and 200 blocks of High St. West, with the eastbound lanes still closed to allow completion of the water main replacement project.

A second water main replacment construction crew from NIS has mobilized on the 0 block of Fairford Street East to begin the replacement of pipe between the 0 and 200 blocks.  Traffic on the 0 block is restricted, including the Langdon Crescent turnoff on Fairford St. Langdon Crescent is accessible from Cordova St. and Athabasca Street.

All local businesses in the construction corridor remain open and the City reminds residents and visitors that you may park free at all City meters until further notice, as directed by Moose Jaw City Council. This includes the parking lot on First Avenue NW that provides access to area businesses.

Sidewalk business access is also available but may be temporarily impacted to some properties as construction progresses.

We will continue to issue weekly water main construction updates on our website, www.MooseJaw.ca and through our City of Moose Jaw app, available for free in your favourite app store.

The City of Moose Jaw asks all drivers to obey signage and exercise caution in construction zones for the safety of everyone.

High Street Traffic Flow June 18-20, 2020