Beginning in mid-late July, Dexter Construction will be extending the water main along Windgate Drive from Rivendale Drive to Ashlea Drive on behalf of Halifax Water. The project is divided into two phases. Phase 1 is from Rivendale Drive to Terry Road. Phase 2 is from Terry Road to Ashlea Drive. Phase 1 is anticipated to be complete by September 2021. The start of Phase 2 is dependent on material deliveries that are being impacted by COVID-19. Phase 2 is anticipated to be complete by the end of November 2021.
Construction will take place from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM on weekdays. There will be stop-and-go traffic in the work zone during these hours.
This Halifax Water project is funded through capital budget planning. Halifax Water is the main point of contact for all aspects of the work. This project will improve water distribution system interconnectivity and create an additional water supply feed for the Fall River, Lower Sackville and Waverley areas.
As part of this project, Halifax Water will also be replacing driveway culverts impacted by the excavation in the shoulder of the road.
During this project, from time to time, you will see workers within 2 metres of each other while they work to maintain the critical water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure serving your home. Halifax Water is still mindful of the recommendations to maintain a 2 metre distance between employees and contractors, and every effort will be made to achieve this. However, some tasks cannot be completed safely otherwise. As an essential service, in these instances, Halifax Water and its contractors have been exempt from the 2 metre social/physical distancing rules. Halifax Water and its contractors will use additional PPE to protect themselves when undertaking these activities.
We ask that residents please ensure they give construction crews at least 2 metres of distancing as well.
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