Water Main Replacement Update: 1100 Block of 1st Ave NW Opens October 1

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September 29, 2022

MOOSE JAW – The City of Moose Jaw advises that construction under the 2022 Water Main Replacement Program continues at the following locations:

1st Ave NW – Caribou St. W to Laurier St. : Construction, including paving, is complete on the 800, 900 and 1000 blocks of 1st Avenue NW. Paving is nearing completion on the 1100 block and the 1100 block will be open to traffic by Saturday, October 1, meaning all of 1st Ave NW south of Saskatchewan St. will be open to traffic. Construction continues on the 1200 block and the Saskatchewan St. intersection is open, while the Macdonald St. intersection is closed as work progresses to the 1300 block. The 1st Ave NW/Laurier St. intersection remains remain open.

Athabasca St. E from 2nd Ave NE to 3rd Ave NE – Construction js underway, with the 2nd Ave NE/Hochelaga St. intersection closed to traffic.

2nd Ave NE Athabasca St. E to Hochelaga St. E – Construction is ongoing. The intersections of 2nd Ave NE/Athabasca St. and 3rd Ave NE/Athabasca St. E are closed.

Main St. S – Home St. to Grandview St.: Construction has extended from Home St. to Grandview St. The Home St. and Lillooet intersections are open to traffic. Iroquois St., Coteau St., Elsom St. and Grandview St. intersections are closed. This closure impacts southbound truck routes to Highway 2. Southbound truck traffic is being detoured to 9th Ave SW so that Highway 2 can be accessed from Highway 363. Please note that this includes all delivery and truck traffic, detours are currently in place to help guide traffic back towards 9th Ave SW.  The City reminds area residents that vehicles are not allowed in construction areas. Surface works iroquois to Grandview, underground main st. to 1st Ave SE.

Grandview St. E from Main St. S to 1st Ave SECrews working on Main St. South have extended the construction zone to include Grandview St. E from Main St. S to 1st Ave SE. 1st Ave SE will remain open, but all southbound traffic wishing to access Highway 2 south will need to use 9th Avenue SW. Northbound traffic is asked to exercise caution as some construction is occurring adjacent to 1st Ave SE. Detours will be in place and detour signage will be posted along Manitoba St./Manitoba Expressway to alert heavy truck traffic to the detours.

Effective June 15, water main replacement construction was completed on Saskatchewan St. E from Main St. to 3rd NE. 475m of pvc water line was installed, and 420m of road was rebuilt and paved.

Effective August 6, water main replacement on Grandview St. from 6th Ave SW – 10th Ave SW was completed. 1010m of new pvc pipe was installed and 985m of road was remediated.

We will continue to issue weekly water main construction updates at:  www.MooseJaw.ca/watermainreplacement 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.