This week, the crew finalized the layout of the temporary watermain. Over the last few days, they've been testing the pipes to make sure they work and deliver water suitable for drinking. The temporary watermain testing procedure is just as important as the permanent testing procedure because both will generate water to all of the businesses and residents along Dundas.
Hydro is another key underground element being replaced as part of the Dundas Place reconstruction project. Because of this, the crew has been rolling out the temporary hydro lines to ensure everyone maintains access to power during construction.
On Friday, crews poured concrete pavement for both mid-block crossings. These crossings can be especially useful if you encounter a "Pedestrian Use Other Sidewalk" sign.
Mid-block crossing locations:
Across from Rebel Remedy
Across from Renaissance Massage Therapy Clinic & Spa
Once in a while, we'll need to close these mid-block crossings for construction but you can always find out what's open and what's not by checking the pedestrian navigation maps, mentioned in last week's blog.
Your Neighbours on York Street
Beginning Monday, April 1 as early as 7 a.m., York Street, between Talbot Street and Richmond Street, will be closed to begin this year's downtown sewer separation. The intersection of Talbot and York as well as the intersection of Richmond and York will remain open until late June.
This is part of a multi-phase project to improve the quality and reliability of our water, sewer and road infrastructure. Below is a video we created about Joel Dodd, one of the business owner's impacted by last year's construction on York Street (Phase 1). He offers some tips about collaboration during construction:
The significant infrastructure upgrades happening on York Street and Dundas Street only happen once every 100 years or so. It’s going to be a journey, but we’re all in this together. We look forward to a productive construction season ahead. If you are working with a neighbour in a new or unique way during construction, please reach out, we'd love to hear how you're adapting and possibly share your story.