Update October 2, 2020
The contractor, JC Sulpher Ltd, has been confronted with an unforeseen delay in the construction at the Kempster Street Pumping Station which will see construction extend into late November. As a result, the contractor will be commencing work at the Ritchie Street pumping station on October 6. The Ritchie Street pumping station resides along the TransCanada Trail within the current pathway detour for the Kempster station, which will maintain consistency for residents and pathway users as they change course due to this unexpected delay. The Ritchie Station is expected to be completed in the same time period as the Kempster station.
An aerial photo which illustrates the work location is shown above. The work involves safety upgrades which includes: installation of platforms, grating, and ladders allowing the City to continue the efficient collection of stormwater and flood protection within the Britannia area. Our contractor will be re-mobilizing to the Kempster Pumping Station to complete the remaining work at the site. We have not received on update on the work for Ritchie. In the original plan, once the work was complete at Kempster, the contractor was going to move to Ritchie.
The anticipated construction impacts include:
- The work is slated to take 3 weeks to complete and is starting on September 21, 2020
- Pedestrian and cyclist impacts on the Trans Canada Trail will be minimal, with some minor rerouting to parallel pathways during construction.
- Increased noise levels will occur due to excavation and operation of heavy equipment.
- Traffic impacts will be minimal, with the possibility of a minor increase in construction vehicle traffic in the area. On-street parking impacts will be minimal.
- There will be no impact to water quality/water pressure, and work will not impact wastewater or stormwater collection.