Work will begin next week to replace a 100-year-old combined sewer system with separate storm and sanitary services. Detours and delays can be expected.
PUBLIC NOTICE: Glebe Street Sewer Separation Project - Traffic Disruptions and Detours
Work will begin next week to replace a 100-year-old combined sewer system with separate storm and sanitary services. This is a Green project that will see rainwater separated from sewer, reducing the load on our wastewater treatment plant.
The work will take place in 2 phases. Phase 1 will affect Glebe Street from top to bottom, as well as areas on Main, Water, and Parade Streets that intersect with Glebe. Phase 2 will be a similar project on Parade Street, scheduled for spring of 2021.
This is a major infrastructure project involving the full excavation of Glebe Street. This work will take a number of weeks to complete and will involve significant disruptions, closures, and detours for vehicle and pedestrian traffic in the area. Water services will also be affected, but temporary water will be set up by the contractor as needed.
Work will begin on Wednesday, June 3rd, with two exploratory digs on Main Street (please see map 1). Detours will be in place as needed for these digs, so please expect minor delays. In coming weeks, work will take place at the outfall at the water's edge, proceed to Water Street, then up Glebe Street and across Main Street to Parade Street (please see map 2).
Frequent updates and more information will follow as the work plans unfold. We thank everyone affected for their patience and understanding as we complete this important infrastructure project.