Due to a number of pipe failures this spring and earlier this summer, Halifax Water is undertaking an urgent repair of the sewer main on Chisholm Avenue. This work is necessary to reduce the risk of further infrastructure failure that would impact local residents, the general public and the environment.
Halifax Water’s work will include the replacement of the sewer main on Chisholm Avenue from the intersection of Mic Mac Street to the Chisholm Avenue extension (see attached work zone map); and replacement of the natural gas lines in the work area.
- July 22 - 24: Work area surveying/underground infrastructure locates
- July 22 - 26: Setup Traffic Control & Signs
- July 29 - August 2: Setup pumps and pipe for wastewater bypass pumping
- July 29 - August 2: Setup temporary water
- July 29 - August 23: Excavation work/existing infrastructure replacement begins
Initial work will include the installation of temporary water and sewer piping to maintain these services during construction. Excavation to install water lines; installation of temporary sewer piping; and relocation of the natural gas line will follow. There will be local traffic only in the work zone. Crews will make every effort to maintain sidewalk access and minimize the inconvenience associated with this necessary construction. Work will generally take place 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM, seven days a week. Wastewater bypass pumps will run 24/7 to maintain the flow of wastewater along the work area, and road section closures will be 24/7 due to the nature of the work being done.
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