INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL PROJECT UNDERWAY
The City of North Bay is upgrading water and sewer infrastructure in the Lavase Road area.
A project involving the reconstruction of underground services and road resurfacing from Glen Rouge Drive through Lavase Road is now underway. Preliminary work, which is occurring at Armstrong Park, will soon be completed, with the remainder of the project scheduled to start in late April.
The work, which is being done in-house by the City’s water and sewer department, is necessary due to an undersized and aging sanitary main, which has reached the end of its lifecycle and has required significant maintenance in recent years. New water and storm mains will be installed at the same time for cost-effectiveness.
The project, which is estimated at $1.3 million, is expected to continue throughout the summer. Once the work is complete, ditches will be replaced with underground storm sewers and roadways will be resurfaced and curbed.
“These kinds of projects support the much-needed renewal of our aging infrastructure and by using in-house labour we’re helping to stretch capital dollars,” said Coun. Chris Mayne, Chairman of Council’s Infrastructure and Operations Committee.
The project will see a total of 510 meters of new sanitary main installed between Glen Rouge Drive and Hughes Road, along with 480 meters of water line and 410 meters of storm sewer. It also includes 22 new structures such as catch basins and manholes.
The work will involve significant digging – as deep as five or more meters in some sections – and every effort will be made to minimize disruptions for residents. As always, a supervisor will be on site to help address concerns that may arise.
Additional work slated for next summer will see new water and sewer infrastructure extended from Glen Rouge Drive to Michener Drive. That project will also eliminate two dead ends in the water system, helping to make operations more efficient.