Catchbasins & curing concrete
Watermain testing is underway! Many of you probably noticed the water pouring out of the big blue pipes as you walked through the construction zone, but not to worry, it's totally normal. We have to do this as part of the watermain test.
Next on the list: catchbasin installations. These units are designed to collect rainwater to keep the flex street clear, even in a big storm. As shown in the image of the completed portion of Dundas Place below (right), the drains that line the roadway meet up with these larger circular catchbasins every so often. Catchbasins take all of the rain through the underground storm sewer system and back to the Thames River.
Finishing Touches: Continued
Final touch-up work on Dundas Place west of Richmond continued this week. As a result, the intersection of Dundas & Talbot was closed for a few days for brick work and assessments. This operation concluded on Friday afternoon.
The block between Ridout and Talbot, however, has to remain closed over the long weekend, until Monday evening in order to properly cure concrete around maintenance holes.
Expect the block between Talbot and Richmond to be closed for approximately one more week. Delivery and/or emergency vehicles can still get through if needed though.