Vancouver Street open again after water work

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A major detour to the Yarmouth Hospital from Main Street was in place Tuesday morning.
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Repair work on a water leak on Vancouver Street that necessitated a detour through Lakeside Road and Dayton is finished and traffic flow is back to normal.

The work caused confusion and great irritation for drivers trying to make their way to the Yarmouth Regional Hospital this morning, but by early afternoon one lane in the affected area was reportedly open.

As of 10:30 a.m. drivers were being permitted to drive alongside the repair work heading west; however, a supervisor cautioned that the road may be blocked as work proceeds and traffic will be diverted through Dayton during that time. 

 

Contacted at his office, town engineer Dave Ernst said the work would be finished today, that it likely wouldn't go much "beyond mid-afternoon or so ... It shouldn't take that long for a service leak, but you never know what you're going to run into."

 

Another leak on Forbes Street was fixed Monday, he said.

 

Such cases are not unusual, he said.

 

He acknowledged that work like this can create a nuissance. He said he was not familiar with the detour that was in place for this particular work.

 

Signs at the junction of Vancouver and Main Street that state "local traffic only" did not specify the perimeters. Drivers who were trying to make their way up the hospital this morning were being turned back one block from the complex and instructed to drive through Dayton, up Session Hill and through the Lakeside Road.

This story will be updated through the day.

Geographic location: Vancouver, Dayton, Lakeside Road

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  • Just me
    July 22, 2014 - 09:20

    I think if they are going to be blocking off a road then there needs to be notification given well in advance to the public. Especially going to the hospital. It would also be nice to see the workers actually working instead of one person working and the others just standing around watching that person work.

    • Just Saying
      July 22, 2014 - 10:16

      Good thinking. If you did not notice it is a water leak , they come unexpected. No notice given. As for the workers you probably know nothing about the job . It is a detour get over it.

    • Just Saying
      July 22, 2014 - 10:17

      Good thinking. If you did not notice it is a water leak , they come unexpected. No notice given. As for the workers you probably know nothing about the job . It is a detour get over it.