A summer of paving ahead

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Depending on cost, Amherst may rebuild South Albion Street

AMHERST - Amherst is about to embark on its largest street construction project in more than 20 years.

A summer of paving ahead

AMHERST - Amherst is about to embark on its largest street construction project in more than 20 years.

Depending on if tenders fit into the capital budget, the town plans to complete a major reconstruction project on South Albion Street from Costin Drive to Robert Angus Drive including replacing both sanitary and storm sewers and repaving roughly half a kilometer of the street.

"This has the potential to be the biggest street reconstruction project we have ever done," Amherst's town engineer Ron Patterson said.

Water and gas lines along the street will not be impacted by the project, that is the first major paving project on South Albion Street since the former Cumberland Mall opened in 1973. It's also the biggest road project since East Victoria Street was reconstructed in 1986.

"We're hoping the successful contractor will begin in May and we expect it will take most of the summer to complete," Patterson said.



For the full story, pick up a copy of Thursday's edition of the Amherst Daily News.

Organizations: Amherst Daily News

Geographic location: South Albion Street, East Victoria Street

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  • Frank
    January 18, 2010 - 10:42

    Good timing ! the newly rebuilt street will just be completed in time for everyone to drive to vote in the municipal election .IMO