Hall Street Update October 14 to October 20, 2018
The Canadian Pacific Railway crews are currently on site at the Cedar Street crossing preparing for full closure of the CP crossing on October 17. This work may extend into October 18; however, Hall Street, north of the highway, will be open and traffic controllers will be on-site at Hall and Front Street for the duration of this closure. In addition, Marwest Industries will be closing the Hall Street access to the West Arm Plaza, likely to start Monday morning, October 15. Traffic and parking disruption is also anticipated at Lakeside Drive near the access to the parking area and within the parking area, as the tramway shelter is scheduled to be relocated (see photo below) and the existing curb, sidewalk and pavement will be removed to facilitate the realignment of the access. Access to the boathouses, wharf and marina will remain as is, but traffic and pedestrian flow through the lot, as well as parking within the lot may be disrupted.
This past week, the contractor has been working near the gazebo, west of the Prestige, pouring large concrete slabs. Landscaping is proceeding with hydroseeding expected to be complete by the end of next week. Concrete pads and columns are also complete in preparation for relocation of the tramway shelter. Next week, the majority of the work will remain focused in the parking area, extending from the wharf to the access at Lakeside Drive. Access to the lot will be difficult at times.
Marwest Industries, working to the south side of the intersection at Hall and Front Street, are working their way up Hall Street toward Lake Street, and will be closing the east access to the West Arm Plaza next week in order to extend large diameter storm sewer. They have made it through the tangle of buried infrastructure (See photo below) near the intersection and plan to make a charge to the Phase 1 tie–in point by the end of next week. Additional works scheduled for next week include erection of the remaining traffic signals and placement of shallow utility infrastructure in advance of curbing.
Speed readers have been installed on Front Street, either side of Marwest’s worksite to remind motorists that the speed limit in the construction zone is 30 km/h. The City also requests that drivers and pedestrians utilize caution while traveling through this busy area and to follow the signs and direction provided by the flaggers.
In Photo: Tramway shelter being prepared for relocation.
In Photo: Check out the tangle of buried infrastructure located and exposed at the Hall and Front Street intersection. Large diameter storm sewer lines need to thread through, or under, this existing infrastructure.