Brier Park Sanitary Sewer Gravity Bypass

Project Phases
StageDescriptionStatus

1

3 Ave NE to 2 Ave NE

Complete

2

Intersection of 2 Ave NE and 2 St NE, including closure of Finlay Bridge

Complete

3

2 St NE from 1A Ave NE to 1 Ave NE

In Progress

Project Description

The City is installing a new sanitary sewer trunkline in the Riverside area as part of the long-term sewer management strategy. This is the conclusion of the second phase of a multi-year plan to address bottlenecks in the sewer system. The first phase occurred in 2018-2019 around Saamis Drive, while the second phase began in 2020 and will continue into 2021.

This project will divert sewage flow from the northwest quadrant of the city to the lift station on the north bank of the river. This station was renovated in 2019 to increase capacity in preparation.

In 2020, directional drilling took place under the roadways from Parkview Close to 2nd Street NE.

Timing & Traffic Accommodations

The next phase of the project began May 10 and will continue into the fall. Work will be completed in stages moving from east (2nd Street and 3rd avenue NE) to west (2nd Street at 1st Avenue NE) and will include the closure of Finlay Bridge for approximately five weeks.

Detours will be in place and will shift to accommodate staging as the project progresses. Staging is important to reduce disruption to local residents and to maintain the flow of traffic. Motorists are reminded to obey all traffic signs and detours related to ongoing construction.

Benefits

This project will support growth and development in northwest Medicine Hat as part of the overall sewage management strategy. It will also improve operational efficiencies allowing for the removal of an existing sewage lift station, reducing costs relating to building maintenance and power consumption.

During open excavation, workers will also inspect and replace aging and deteriorated water and sanitary infrastructure if necessary.

Notifications

Regular communication will be maintained with the affected residents throughout the project.

Future updates will be provided here, by public advisory and on the City's social media.

Safety

A perimeter fence will be installed around the active work zone and security will be stationed at the worksite. For your continued safety, the public is asked to observe all safety fencing and construction signage posted around the active work zone.