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Dublin Street Water Transmission Main Replacement

This project is part of our 30-year, $4 billion infrastructure investment

As part of our ongoing commitment to inform customers and the local community, Halifax Water would like to update you about some upcoming work that will take place along a section of Dublin Street, Halifax.

Project Overview

Halifax Water is replacing the aging water distribution system on Dublin Street between Cork Street and Berlin Street, Halifax. This work is part of the utility's 30-year, $4 billion investment commitment to improving aging water, wastewater and stormwater systems. By replacing aging sections of the water distribution system, the water supply that serves your community will be more resilient and reliable for decades to come. Halifax Water will also be working with the contractor to replace any existing lead service lines within this project area. Any customers with lead service lines will be contacted separately.

During this project, HALIFAX is also completing street renewal on Dublin Street between Bayers Road and Willow Street. Construction work related to the street renewal generally consists of full depth removal and replacement of asphaltic concrete, granular placement and resurfacing, removal of existing concrete curb and gutter and installation of new concrete curb and gutter, sidewalk renewal and curb extensions, existing catchbasin adjustments, manhole cover replacements, stormwater improvements including installation of a new catchbasin and catchbasin lead, pavement marking application, installation of traffic calming measures including one (1) mini traffic circle at the intersection of Dublin Street and Liverpool Street, five (5) speed tables at various locations on Dublin Street, landscaping and all other associated reinstatement and incidentals.

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

To ensure the safety of our communities and our staff, please maintain a safe distance when Halifax Water staff or contractors are working in your area.

Project Map
Project Timeline

Construction is scheduled to start in June 2022 and is expected to continue into November/December 2022.

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 and right-of-way to install a new water main and replace public sections of all water service laterals. Following pipe installation, the work areas will be restored. There will be traffic control personnel on-site during this construction to manage traffic flows.

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. Customers in the project area may experience temporary water service disruptions during this work. The contractor will provide advance notice of any planned water service interruptions to impacted customers. Wastewater and stormwater services will not be interrupted during this work.

John MacDougall, P.Eng
Project Manager, Halifax Water