Work on north-central drainage systems continues Monday


The second of a three-year, $15 million drainage improvement project begins Monday in the North Central community.

“This major drainage project will help prevent ponding during large storms and reduce the risk of basement and street flooding to over 450 homes within the neighbourhood,” says Kim Onrait, Executive Director of Citizen Services.

The project includes removal of asphalt and sidewalks, digging a trench in the road to remove the existing storm sewer mains, installing new pipes and water service connections, repaving the road and repairing curbs, gutters, and impacted portions of private yards.

In 2021, work will occur in five phases along Athol Street, between Pony Park and 2nd Avenue, and west along 2nd Avenue to Wascana Street. The City will advise residents of each phase, along with necessary closures and restrictions.

For phase one, construction will take place on Athol Street between Pony Park and 2nd Avenue. Drivers may want to consider alternate routes as Athol Street will be closed to traffic. This work is weather dependent and expected to be complete in August.

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