A new watermain installation begins early next week that the city says will alleviate ongoing water pressure issues in the West Ferris area.
Work on the new 400-metre watermain on Judge Avenue starts Tuesday.
Open excavation will begin at Veterans Park and will continue in stages to Leask Avenue.
The city says access to the sports fields and washroom facilities at Veterans Park will be maintained.
“Horizontal directional drilling, which will begin at a later date, will be conducted beneath the Judge Avenue, Lakeshore Drive and Memorial Drive area in order to allow that intersection to remain open to traffic,” states a release. “Additional notices will be issued for future road closures, which will be necessary throughout the project.”
The city says the project is expected to take about 10 weeks to complete. Along with alleviating water pressure issues, once complete, the new watermain will serve as a second large-diameter feed to deliver drinking water to the West Ferris area.