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Willow Street closed beginning Monday

Section of road from Townshend to Oceanview closed for three days

AMHERST, Nova Scotia – Willow Street between Townshend Avenue and Oceanview Drive will be closed for three days beginning Nov. 13.
The closure, which goes into effect at 8 a.m., is required so the town’s contractor, Maritech Construction Inc., can safely install a pressure reducing valve chamber as part of Amherst’s $5.5-million reservoir replacement project.

In addition, local traffic will only be allowed on Willow Street between Oceanview Drive and East Pleasant Street while the construction takes place. Normal traffic patterns will exist on the rest of Willow Street.

The chamber is the second of four being installed as part of the reservoir replacement project.

The first chamber was installed on Church Street. Work on that part of the project wrapped up on Nov. 9 and the street is now reopened to traffic.

The other two chambers will be constructed in the near future at the intersection of MacDonald Road and Highway 204, and on Robert Angus Drive.

The work on the Willow Street chamber follows the successful installation of several water valves on the street. That work, carried out by CBCL Ltd., began Nov. 9 at 10 p.m. and was completed by 5 a.m. on Nov. 10.


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