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Churchill Dr. Water Transmission Main Replacement

We are replacing aging water transmission mains along Churchill Drive

As part of our ongoing commitment to communicating with customers and the local community, Halifax Water would like to inform you that we are replacing aging water transmission mains along Churchill Drive, through Upper Flinn Park, and up to the intersection with Quinn Street. This work is part of the utility's 30-year, $4 billion investment commitment to improving aging water, wastewater and stormwater systems.  

Harbour Construction will be completing this project on behalf of Halifax Water. The safety of staff, contractors, and the public is our top priority during this work.

Project Overview

This work is expected to begin in March/April and continue until October/November 2023.

Halifax Water work will include:

  • Replacement of two large water transmission mains (see map.)
    • Starting at Chebucto Road, the replacement water transmission mains will run under the CN railway, along the entire length of Churchill Drive (through Upper Flynn Park), and end at the intersection with Quinn Street.
    • Halifax Water will reinstate any sections of Flynn Park impacted by this work.
  • We will work directly with any customers with a lead service line to replace them during this work.

As part of this project, HRM will complete street recapitalization work on the following:

  • Churchill Drive, between the limits of Roosevelt Drive and Flinn Street, and between MacDonald Street and Quinn Street;
  • Flinn Street, between the limits of Roosevelt Drive to MacDonald Street; and,
  • Roosevelt Drive, between the limits of Chebucto Road and Flinn Street.

Street renewal work will include new asphalt and road gravels, concrete curb and gutter replacements, sidewalk spot repairs, minor stormwater system installations, adjustments to street geometry, traffic calming (speed tables), and all associated reinstatement. HRM will provide another notice shortly to explain the street renewal scope of work in more detail.

Project Map
What to Expect

Typical hours of work will be 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Monday to Friday.

This work will involve excavation in the street to install the new water transmission mains and excavation in the right of way to replace the public sections of water service laterals. Following pipe installation, the work areas will be restored – including repaving the impacted sections of the street and any impacted areas within Upper Flynn Park. See the attached map for the entire project area. Traffic control personnel will be on-site during this construction to manage traffic flows.

Some customers near this work will be connected to a temporary water supply system to maintain water service during this work. A separate communication will be shared with those customers. During this work, customers in the project area may experience temporary water service disruptions. The contractor will provide advance notice to the impacted customers for any planned water service interruptions. Wastewater and stormwater services will continue throughout this work.