UPDATED: Water Main Replacement Progress – High St. Complete And Open To Traffic

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August 28, 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: Water main replacement construction on the 0-300 blocks of blocks of High St. W is officially complete and opened to traffic.

0-200 blocks Fairford St. E:  UPDATED Sept.1: Paving and concrete enhancements from the Downtown Local Area Plan are complete and the street is open to traffic. Crews will return to complete line painting, which should not require closure of the road. 

2nd Ave NW between Manitoba St. and Fairford St.: This is an additional location approved by City Council, which will also includes aesthetic enhancements from the Downtown Local Area Plan. Paving between Manitoba St. W and High St. W will begin the week of August 31. Crews continue to excavate and install new water main pipe between High St. W and Fairford St. W, including the intersection of Fairford St. W and 2nd Ave NW, which remains closed to traffic.

Stadacona St. E: Construction crews continue to excavate and install new water main pipe in the area  and traffic is blocked between 6th Ave. and 9th Ave., including the 7th Ave NE and 8th Ave NE intersections. Detours are in place.

3rd Ave NW between Oxford St. W and Macdonald St. W: UPDATED Sept.1: Closure from Oxford St W to Hall St W will happen beginning September 2nd, 2020. This includes the intersection of Third and Oxford.

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 September 8, 2020, as directed by Moose Jaw City Council. This includes the parking lot on First Ave 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.