The Region of Queens is saying the construction in Liverpool will be finished by the end of the month.
The Market Street upgrades will be finished by the end of October.
Crews of Region of Queens Public Works employees have been working nearly around the clock to ensure that the large scale water, sewer and storm drain renewal project was completed as quickly as possible, given the difficulties encountered. The project involved replacing century old water lines, deteriorated sewage lines, installation of a storm drainage system, and renewal of sidewalks and pavement.
The project came with many challenges, such as a large amount of intact timber cribbing interlaced with the existing water and sewer lines, work shifts had to revolve around high and low tides, peat material then bedrock was encountered, and buried fibre optic lines had to be avoided.
“The Region’s Public Works staff has done an excellent job on this project, working in often arduous conditions to ensure that the project was done professionally and as efficiently as possible,” said Christopher Clarke, Mayor of the Region of Queens Municipality. “The public and businesses in the area have been very patient throughout the work, and very understanding and flexible of the inconveniences caused by this complex project.”
Over the past two weeks, the trenches on Market Street have been filled in, the street graded, and the area of Market Street between Henry Hensey Drive and Water Street has been paved with new curbing and sidewalks installed. This portion of the street has been opened to outbound traffic. The remainder of Market Street from Water Street to Main Street, along with the section of Main currently being worked will be open to the public by the end of October.