The City of Charlottetown Water and Sewer Utility is advising the public that the continuation of Phase 6 of the Spring Park Combined Sewer Separation Project will begin on Wednesday, May 11.
This project is part of a continued effort to resolve the operational and environmental issues associated with combined sewer overflows. The project is divided in to six distinct phases.
Phase 6 of the project started in the Fall of 2015. The phase includes work on University Avenue from Allen Street to UPEI, and west on Nassau Street to Spring Park School. After six weeks of construction in 2015, Phase 6 stopped for the winter and continues this week on the section of University Avenue between Nassau Street and Belvedere Avenue.
"To date the Province of PEI has contributed $6 million dollars which has been instrumental in the completion of this project and we want to extend a heartfelt thank-you for their continued support," said Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee. "As this project nears completion and as we enter the final portion of the last phase, I’d also like to thank the public and the business community for their patience and support over the past four years."
Councillor Edward Rice, Chair of the City’s Water and Sewer Utility Committee, said he has also been pleased with the cooperation of the public and business community. He said he is confident that will continue until the project is completed in approximately 13 weeks.
"Barring any unforeseen circumstances, we should be see this project completed by the end of August," Councillor Rice said. "It’s very exciting to be nearing the end. This is the result of the hard work of our staff, the support of the elected officials and funding from various levels of government, as well as the dedication of our engineering consultant WSP Canada Inc., and various local contractors. It’s been a real community effort and I’m proud to have been involved."
Electronic signage has been placed around the City to remind motorists of the upcoming construction and encourage alternate routes.
For this week (May 11-13), the construction on University Avenue between Nassau Street and Belvedere Avenue will result in traffic delays, but two-way traffic will still be permitted.
Businesses along the affected routes will remain open and local traffic will be permitted throughout the project. Signage and traffic control personnel will be in place to direct traffic. The sidewalk within the construction zone will remain open to pedestrians until further notice.
Updates and reminders, as the construction progresses, will be issued to local media and posted to the City’s Facebook and Twitter (www.facebook.com/CityofCharlottetown and www.twitter.com/ChtownPE). The City’s website will also be updated at: www.charlottetown.ca/roadclosure.php (RSS Feed available).
For more information on the overall project, visit: http://springparkproject.com
Please see the attached map that outlines the construction route for the last phase of the project.
City of Charlottetown