City of Saint John 2017 Construction Projects
In 2017, the City of Saint John is investing $8 million towards storm sewer and street upgrades and up to $42 million to improve water and sewerage systems and facilities. An additional $265 thousand is allocated for the City’s annual asphalt maintenance program.
The projects indentified on the map are from four main categories as follows:
Asphalt Maintenance Resurfacing
In order to achieve the maximum service life from the City’s street network it is necessary to resurface the streets on a regular 12-15 year cycle. The top 40mm layer of asphalt is milled off and then a new layer of asphalt is applied to resurface the street.
The service life of a street can be extended by asphalt maintenance resurfacing but eventually streets will need to be fully reconstructed. Street reconstruction involves excavation to remove the existing asphalt with replacement of the granular material below the asphalt and installing new concrete curbs and sidewalks where required and then reinstating the asphalt. The street reconstruction may include the renewal of underground utilities such as water, sanitary and storm sewers.
Water and Sewer Construction
Water and sewer construction is carried out to replace deteriorated underground pipes or to install new systems to support growth and development. Construction work is also required to upgrade the City’s water and sewerage pumping and treatment facilities to ensure the systems are maintained in a reliable state.
Safe Clean Drinking Water Project (SCDWP)
The SCDWP includes the design and construction of a new Water Treatment Plant (WTP) on the east side of Saint John, a new Wellfield on the west side of Saint John, new transmission mains and the rehabilitation of existing transmission mains at various locations in Saint John.
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