Water Main Replacement Update; Further High St. Paving To Begin Week of August 4-7

Craig HemingwayAll News, Home Page News, Press Releases

July 31, 2020

Moose Jaw, SK – Water main replacement continues to progress in Moose Jaw and the City of Moose Jaw is pleased to provide the following updates:

High Street: 200 block is paved. Crews continue to install the new median on the 100 block (additional work related to the Downtown Local Area Plan approved by Council), and additional concrete work will continue early next week. Paving is anticipated to begin on the 100 block by August 7, weather permitting. Concrete work continues on the 0 block, with paving of the 0 block and the Main St. intersection to begin following the completion of 100 block paving.

0-200 blocks Fairford St.: All underground pipe has been connected, and construction crews are completing additional curb enhancements approved by Council as part of the Downtown Local Area Plan. Fairford St. paving antitcipated to begin the week of August 10, weather permitting.

2nd Ave NW between Manitoba St. and High St.: An additional location approved by City Council, which will also include aesthetic enhancements from the Downtown Local Area Plan. A temporary shutdown will be required to complete the River Street tie-in on Tuesday, August 4. The contractor will close one westbound lane on Wednesday at Manitoba St. to complete the tie-in work.

Stadacona St. East: Temporary water has been set up for affected residents and traffic is blocked between 6th Ave. and 8th Ave., including the 7th Avenue intersection. Detours are in place and crews have begun construction.

Local businesses in the respective construction corridors 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 rear access to 0 block High St. businesses. Sidewalk business access is also available but may be temporarily impacted as construction progresses.

We will continue to issue weekly water main construction updates on our website, 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.

Crews continue working on installing the new median on the 100 block of High St. West.