After working night and day last week, our working schedule is back to normal. Below is a picture of the remnants of the old cast iron watermain we removed last week. You'll see crews out and about during the day for the next little while as they install the new one.
This water work is a key part of the infrastructure renewal portion of the Dundas Place project that will help ensure a future with clean, reliable water in the core of our downtown. In order the install the new watermain, crews have to dig around a lot of existing utility crossings; almost like a "spaghetti network" of pipes under ground:
With that said, you can expect to see crews chipping away at the underground pipe work over the next few weeks. This will take some time because crews need to carefully dig around the existing "live" infrastructure.
We had a little bit of fun this week too. The Dundas Place project team held our first community photo shoot. We hope to continue to bring people together and share their stories so that everyone who experiences Dundas Place, through construction and beyond, can connect not just to the street and the construction, but to the people behind this transformation.
If you or your neighbour is interested in getting involved, please feel free to connect with us by visiting dundasplace.ca/community to submit an idea or to get in contact with our communications team. Dundas Place, once complete, will be a place for everyone and we look forward to receiving your thoughts and ideas along the way.
Below is a summary of work completed the week of May 28 to June 1 and next steps for the week ahead.
Temporary watermain work complete
All properties switched over to temporary watermain
Watermain installation starting from Ridout
Bell duct completed from Talbot to Richmond
Hydro duct and vault installation from Talbot to Richmond
Temporary streetlight and pole installation complete
Work Anticipated Next Week:
Continue with watermain installation
Hydro duct and vault installation at Talbot installation
Telus duct installation from Ridout to Talbot