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Perimeter Security Fence Project

Construction of the new Water Treatment Plant enclosure begins Spring 2019. The design of the enclosure ensures that neighborhood safety is at the forefront of the considerations, and that a balance is struck between the plant’s requirements and neighborhood esthetics. Watch for more information over the next few months.

Intersection closed at Spadina Crescent, 11th Street and Avenue H

By mid-March, the intersection at Spadina Crescent, 11th Street and Avenue H will be closed to allow construction of a new facility at the Water Treatment Plant. Soon after, construction of the plant’s perimeter security fence will start, which will essentially make the closure of the intersection permanent. Transportation infrastructure changes and improvements will be implemented throughout the summer of 2019.

King George and Holiday Park Traffic Plan
With the intersection closed at Avenue H, Spadina Crescent and 11th Street, the way people move around the neighbourhoods needs to change. The new traffic plan includes the following projects, which will be completed by the end of summer 2019, weather permitting:

  1. Traffic signal changes at the intersection of 11th Street and Avenue P;
  2. New signage and traffic calming infrastructure will be added at specific locations in the area to discourage short-cutting on residential streets between Avenue H and 11th Street;
  3. Re-alignment of Dundonald Avenue and Spadina Crescent for traffic to the SaskPower Queen Elizabeth Power Plant; and
  4. Turn-arounds will be constructed on Spadina Crescent between 11th Street and Dudley Street, and between the Gordie Howe Bridge and south of Schuyler Street.

Construction and Traffic Detours
Various road and sidewalk projects related and unrelated to these projects will be coordinated to keep the traffic restrictions in the area to a minimum this summer; however, some will require temporary detours. Watch for construction notices in your mailbox for projects affecting residential properties.

March 5 - October 31, 2019 - Sanitary Sewer Lining - Multiple Locations

Segments of sewer pipes can deteriorate over time and regular maintenance will extend the life of the pipes. During a sewer lining project, crews start by cleaning out existing grime and debris and assess the condition of the sewer main using cameras and high-pressure water nozzles. An inverted lining is inserted at one manhole and, using steam, is pushed through the pipe to another manhole. Once the liner is in place, it is cured, or hardened. This process can be completed without digging up the street. Residents are asked to avoid using water while this work is being completed as it could lead to a sewer back up.

The lining curing process produces a chemical like smell throughout the work area but it is completely harmless. This work will only affect waste water leaving your home. Drinking water will remain unaffected and is safe to use. Residents are reminded to keep toilet lids closed. Although it is uncommon, at times the water in toilets can splash up. If an odor remains after the work is complete, run taps for five minute to refill the sewer traps. This will help block out the sewer odor.

Locations affected:  17th Street (Ave L to M), King George Locations and Holiday Park Locations.

March 11 - August 31, 2019 - Transfer Pumping & Electrical Upgrades - Water Treatment Plant

The transfer pumping equipment will be upgraded to provide a long-term, fully redundant system that conveys water from the plant clear wells, through the UV disinfection system, and into the adjacent reservoir. The project begins march 11, 2019 and requires full access to the intersection at Avenue H, Spadina Crescent and 11th Street. Watch for temporary road detour signs and barricades.

Location affected: Avenue H (11th St to 12th St); 11th St (Ave H to Ave I); Spadina Cres (11th St to Dudley St)

May 1 - June 1, 2019 - Spadina Crescent Turnarounds - Spadina Crescent (south)

Turnaround installation nearest the Water Treatment Plant

May 1 - June 15, 2019 - Dundonald Avenue Realignment Phase I - Spadina Crescent

Location affected: Spadina Cres (QE Power Plant to Dundonald Ave) ~600m in length

May 15 - June 30, 2019 - Cathodic Protection - Multiple Locations

Cathodic protection is a technique used to control corrosion of a metal surface. The City is upgrading the cathodic protection system of its steel primary water main throughout various locations in the City. There are locations in the King George neighbourhood where the City is installing new test stations within existing manholes to monitor the cathodic protection of the steel primary water main. Workers will require access to the manholes to complete the installation of test stations inside the manhole.

Locations affected (2-3 days per location):

- 17th St (Ave H to Ave I)

- 11th St at Ave H

May 15 - August 31, 2019 - Perimeter Fence & Security for Water Treatment Plant

Construction of the new Water Treatment Plant enclosure begins Spring 2019. The design of the enclosure ensures that neighborhood safety is at the forefront of the considerations, and that a balance is struck between the plant’s requirements and neighborhood esthetics. Watch for more information over the next few months.

May - July 2019 TBC - Traffic Calming - Multiple Locations

Locations affected: Avenue H S at 15th Street and 17th Street (2 locations)

June 1 - July 1, 2019 - Pedestrian Crossing and Sidewalks - 12th Street

Pedestrian Crossing and New Sidewalks 
Location: 12th St north side (Ave H to Ave 1)

June 15 - July 15, 2019 - Dundonald Avenue Realignment Phase II - Realigned Dundonald Ave 

Location: Dundonald Avenue (Valley Road to Spadina Crescent)*

* The only access to the Queen Elizabeth Power Plant may be Spadina Crescent from the north, and residents may notice an increase traffic along detour routes during this phase.

August 1 - September 31, 2019 - Spadina Crescent Turnarounds - Spadina Cres (north end)

Turnaround 2 - south of last resident on Spadina Crescent 

Turnaround 3 - Gordie Howe Bridge to south of Schuyler St

For other construction projects happening this spring and summer, visit our Road Restrictions & Construction Projects iMap.