(Updated May 21, 2020)
|Stage 1||Intersections of 5 Street SE/SW on Division Avenue||In Progress|
|Stage 2||Intersection of 12 Street SE/SW on Division Avenue||Up Next|
|Stage 3||Intersection of 8 Street SE on Division Avenue||Expected June|
|Stage 4||Intersection of 10 Street SE on Division Avenue|
To address aging infrastructure, the City is completing critical water system maintenance on Division Avenue S. The existing water main is the primary water supply for both the SE Hill and SW Hill and is challenging to isolate in case of a breach, cutting off service to both neighborhoods and diminishing service to the downtown core.
Construction is required to improve isolation boundaries so that fewer customers are impacted by loss of water service, when necessary.
Timing & Traffic Accommodations
Work in the area, mainly concentrated in intersections, began in May 2020 and is expected to last until the end of July 2020.
The project will be split into phases, allowing crews to complete the work in segments while facilitating continued access to local businesses and residences during construction.
Detours will be in place and motorists are reminded to obey all traffic signs and detours related to ongoing construction.
The current water main line that serves SE Hill, SW Hill and some of the downtown core is aging and affects a large geographic area when the water is required to be shut off.
This construction will install additional water valves to allow smaller isolation boundaries to limit the impact of a potential infrastructure failure.
All directly impacted residents and businesses will be notified of construction affecting them, by letter.
Future updates will be provided here, by public advisory and on the City’s social media channels.
A perimeter fence will be installed around the active work zone. For your continued safety, the public is asked to observe all safety fencing and construction signage posted around the active work zone.
Workers will take all necessary precautions relative to COVID-19, where possible, including physical distancing, increased sanitation, proper hygiene and staying home when sick. Residents are asked to allow crews adequate space to work.
The City of Medicine Hat would like to thank residents for their patience and understanding as the necessary upgrades are completed to ensure safe and reliable infrastructure for years to come.
For more information:
Environmental Utilities Department
City of Medicine Hat