TRAFFIC AND PUBLIC NOTICE -- VETERANS MEMORIAL BRIDGE WATERMAIN CROSSING
- Work will begin in approximately two weeks on a major underground infrastructure project at the intersection of Victoria Road, King Street, and Veterans Memorial Bridge.
- The primary focus of the project is to upgrade watermains, which provide drinking water to our residents and businesses, and fire flow protection for our community.
- The work will cause traffic delays in the downtown and motorists should plan their commute accordingly.
- The work is expected to take three months to complete.
The Public Service Commission of Bridgewater (PSCB) is starting construction of a new watermain in the intersection of King Street and Victoria Road that will include the suspension of a new watermain on the south side of the Veterans Memorial Bridge. The work is expected to begin during the week of September 23 to 27.
The purpose of the work is to upgrade undersized infrastructure as well as to satisfy recommended upgrades to the transmission main connectivity of the existing water reservoirs on both sides of the LaHave River.
The work will include traffic control measures in both intersections (LaHave St. & King St.) as well as on the bridge structure itself. Every effort will be made to minimize the disruption to residents and businesses for the duration of the project.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Dust, noise, and heavy equipment are common elements of construction. We are committed to providing a work site that is safe and orderly. Temporary disruptions to services should be minimal and we will work with adjacent property owners to minimize any inconvenience. That being said, traffic delays in the vicinity of Veterans Memorial Bridge are anticipated.
Working hours are generally 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. It should be anticipated that the contractor might choose to work longer hours and weekends to complete the work.
Individuals with special needs who may be uniquely impacted by this project should contact the Project Manager as soon as possible to make them aware of your situation. We will work with you in attempt to minimize your inconvenience as much as possible.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss this further, please feel free to contact one of the persons listed below.
Regularly scheduled Solid Waste Collection will continue. Residents are reminded to have items to the curb prior to 8:00 a.m. Collection calendars are available from the Engineering Department and on the Town's website: www.bridgewater.ca
The Town of Bridgewater and the Public Service Commission of Bridgewater regret any inconvenience caused to residents and businesses during this important and necessary work.