Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 4:45 PM

Water Street Project: Information Sessions

underground sewer chamber infrastructure below Water Street

The second phase of a five-year construction project to rehabilitate water and sewer infrastructure on Water Street will begin in early April between Bishop’s Cove and Ayre’s Cove and is anticipated to be completed by the end of June.

Two drop-in information sessions are scheduled for businesses, residents and property owners at City Hall (4th Floor):

  • Tuesday, March 19 from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 21 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The sessions will provide an opportunity for the public to learn more about what will be happening on site and to connect directly with City staff, the project consultant, a dedicated business liaison and members of City Council regarding questions and concerns they may have.

The intersection of Water Street and George Street/Beck’s Cove will see the bulk of the underground work and heavy equipment will be operating in the area. Parking meters will be bagged throughout the work zone to help maintain safe access for motor vehicles and pedestrians.

Since planning for the project began in 2015, the City has been working closely with a downtown stakeholder committee. Based on feedback from the business community during the first phase of the project in 2018, a plan is in place to improve signage for pedestrians during the next phase.

While some of the project can be completed using trenchless technology, traditional open excavation will also be required in places. For the most up-to date project information visit