Workers from Bowser’s Construction put pipe in place on East Victoria Street that’s part of the $2.2-million reconstruction project that includes new sanitary sewer, sewer and water lines along a portion of East Victoria Street. Seventy-five of the project’s funding is coming from the Clean Water and Waste Water Fund.
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AMHERST – Amherst’s $2.2-million reconstruction of Victoria Street is proceeding pretty much as anticipated, says the town’s deputy CAO Jason MacDonald.
“It’s on schedule and expected to be complete by Nov. 5,” MacDonald said.
The project, funded 75 per cent by the Clean Water and Waste Water Fund, is currently on budget and he said the town appreciates the patience shown by motorists and area residents as the work continues to replace the sewer, storm sewer and water infrastructure.
The water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer have been completed from Rupert Street to Willow with the road bed under construction. An asphalt base and paving should be completed in two to three weeks.
Sanitary sewer pipes are being replaced east of Willow Street, which will be followed by water and sewer pipes.
Because of the age of the infrastructure – some of which is approaching or exceeding 100 years old – some unexpected water shutdowns have resulted as water valves are replaced at some the street intersections.
With work being completed at the intersections of East Victoria and Rupert, Regent and Willow Street, MacDonald said residents should see faster progress with the project as it moves toward completion.
The detour, that runs from Rupert Street to Abbey Road, will remain in place until the project is completed.