Construction Update May 31, 2019

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Asphalt removals in Stage 1 (King Street between Dover Street and Argyle Street) are complete, and temporary watermain installation is underway.

Starting next week, crews will be working at the Dover Street intersection to begin the installation of sanitary sewer. In order for this work to be completed safely, traffic at Dover Street on King Street will be reduced to one lane of traffic and flagged during the days, and opened up to two lanes for the evenings.

The sanitary sewer along this stretch of King Street is very deep. To maintain the space for a lane of traffic and to ensure the safety of the crew during the sanitary installation, crews will be using a trench box. Trench boxes help maintain the structure and safety of the trench while workers are completing their work. The picture below shows how a trench box is used during the installation of sanitary sewers.

Progress since last Update:

· Asphalt removals on the north side of King Street in Stage 1.

· Temporary watermain installation in Stage 1 is complete.

· Sanitary sewer replacement in Stage 2 completed between Lowther Street and Argyle Street.

Upcoming work over the next couple of weeks:

· Union Gas will be on site replacing the gas main on the north side of the street over the next few weeks between Lowther Street and Westminster Street.

· Sanitary sewer replacement to start at Dover Street working south toward Argyle Street.

· Underground sanitary sewer work at Dover Street intersection (this intersection will be reduced to one lane of traffic for approximately 1 week).

· Sanitary sewer service installation in Stage 2 (between Lowther Street and Argyle Street)

We want to remind everyone that King Street will remain open to one lane of traffic in each direction for the duration of construction. For safety reasons, on-street parking on King Street will not be permitted within the construction zone.