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2023 Paving and Utility Work

One of the most important things for Council to consider before paving a street is the condition of the infrastructure under it. We don’t want to have to dig up brand new asphalt to repair broken mains. Therefore our underground Utility Work plan forms an important part of our Paving plan. We generally plan Utility Work a year or more ahead of Paving work on a particular road.

The map below shows the paving plan for 2023 as well as the underground Utility Work planned for 2023. For 2023, the city has committed $651,040 in paving work and $750,000 in Utility Work ($350,000 of the planned Utility Work has been carried forward from 2022).

The 2023 paving project has begun. Crews began utility patching the first week of July, and will move on to full road repairs as early as July 17, 2023 (weather permitting) starting with Bauman Street. Bauman Street, the 200 block of 3rd St. East and a portion of the 700 block of Centre Street Northbound, will all have temporary road closures as a result of this work.

If access to your property is affected, vehicles can be parked in back alleys or on the street during temporary road closures. The Department of Public Works will move garbage and recycling bins to the end of the street for pickup while streets are closed. Please have your bins out by 7:30AM on garbage/recycling days.

You can stay up to date on these projects and more by subscribing to VoyentAlert.

View the interactive map below to find the 2023 paving and utility work sites.

Repair Work

We generally perform annual maintenance on hydrants throughout the city. While we anticipate minimal disruption to residents, some temporary water discoloration may occur when hydrants are flushed. Information on the work area for 2023 will be provided once the work is scheduled.

2023 East Side Infrastructure Work

Crews are expected to be on-site beginning phase 1 of this years work on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 and phase 2 is anticipated to begin mid-July. They will be working in various locations on the East side of the City through to the end of the summer. Traffic delays and road closures are expected to take place while the work is being completed. Contractors are expected to be on-site from approximately 7:00AM to 7:00PM each day. There will be open excavations on the street while the mains are being replaced. We ask all drivers to respect barricades and exercise caution around work sites.

Though we do not anticipate any disruption to your water service during this time there may be a chance that portions of the work will require temporary water service for some locations. When the transfer is made to switch your service line on to the new sewer main, contractors will ask that you limit your water usage on that day to reduce sewer flow through the lines, for example, by not running washing machines, etc. You should receive advance notice from the contractor before any service disruptions.

Phase 1: 600 and some of the 700 blocks of 3rd Avenue West and Sergent Avenue

Phase 2: 100 block of 5th St. East, 500 block of Sergent Ave. & the rest of the 700 block of 6th St. East

As access to your property will be affected temporarily, vehicles can be parked in back alleys or on the street. Our contractor can help work with you to provide alternative access to your property. Additionally, the Department of Public Works will be moving garbage and recycling bins to the end of the street for pickup while streets are closed. Please have your bins out by 7:30AM on garbage/recycling days. Up-to-date information regarding this and other community updates, is sent out using Meadow Lake’s Voyent Alert! system.

Annual Watermain Flushing Maintenance

We generally perform annual watermain flushing. This process will create very discolored water as built up sediment is removed from the water lines. Residents should be aware of the following:

  • Avoid doing laundry while your street is being flushed, as this process can cause laundry staining
  • Avoid using water while flushing is happening in your area, as this can draw the debris filled water into your hot water tank and lines in your house
  • Once flushing is done in your area, run a cold water tap until the line runs clear. If your water hasn't cleared after 10 minutes, contact City Hall with your address so we can follow up.
  • Flushing may cause temporary drops in water pressure. Minimizing water use where possible will help with pressure throughout the water system.
This work is done as part of our regular maintenance plan for our water lines, with a target of 1/3 of the water system per year.    
 For more information on this work, contact City Hall or the Public Works Department.

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