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City of Saint John advises motorists of large construction and road projects


Over the next several weeks, a number of large City of Saint John construction and road projects will impact traffic in the City. Motorists are advised to plan their travel accordingly, reduce speeds in construction zones, observe signage, and drive safely. The City of Saint John thanks you for your patience as we work to repair our roads and clean up our harbour.
Asphalt Resurfacing
Chesley Drive
Resurfacing between Bentley Street and the Reversing Falls Bridge which began Monday, August 27th is delayed today due to the wet weather.  This portion is now scheduled to be completed by Thursday evening.

Simms Corner
On Wednesday, August 29th, resurfacing will take place on Bridge Road from Reversing Falls Bridge to Simms Corner.

Traffic will continue to be reduced to one lane in both directions as phases of the asphalt resurfacing are completed.

The following streets are scheduled to be completed September 14.
•         Woodward Avenue – McIntosh Street to Boars Head Road
•         City Road – Haymarket Square to Marco Polo Bridge.
•         Chesley Drive – Main Street to Hilyard Street
•         Chesley Drive – Hilyard Street to Reversing Falls Bridge
•         Duke Street – Sydney Street to Wentworth
•         Pitt Street – Leinster Street to Elliot Row
•         Union Street – Charlotte Street to Saint Patrick Street
•         Carmarthen Street ‐ Britain to Duke Street
•         King Street East – Carmarthen Street to Crown Street
•         Westmorland Road ‐ Kervin Road to Golden grove Road
•         Glengarry Drive – Westmorland Road to Westmorland Road
Harbour Clean-up

There are many Harbour Clean-up projects being completed around the City this summer. Three in particular will impact traffic.
Rothesay Avenue – Sanitary Lift Station #6 & Force Main & Sewer
Work includes a sanitary force main between Seaton Street and 175 Rothesay Avenue, new sewer from the Superstore entrance to One‐Mile overpass and a lift station at 175 Rothesay Avenue. Rothesay Avenue will be reduced to two lanes during the installation of the force main. Projected completion: October 15, 2012
Crown Street -- Crown Street Sanitary Lift Station #7 & 7A, Forcemain and Sewer
Work includes construction of two new lift stations at King Street East and Elliot Row. Traffic will be reduced to two lanes during installation of new sewer on Crown Street. Crown Street will be closed to thru traffic between Union and King Street East. Projected completion: October 1, 2012
Thorne Avenue/Egbert Street‐Sanitary Sewer
Work includes sewer installation along Egbert Street and Thorne Avenue. Egbert Street will be closed to through traffic, at times. Thorne Avenue (Egbert to Russell) will be reduced to one lane in each direction, at times. Projected completion: August 31, 2012
Harbour Bridge
The Province of New Brunswick advises motorists that there will be a single lane closure on the westbound lanes of the Saint John Harbour Bridge beginning  Monday, August 13, 2012. This closure will last three to four weeks.

A single lane closure on the eastbound lanes of the bridge will also take place in early September and will continue until the end of the month.

Hilyard Street
The Province of New Brunswick advises motorists that Hilyard Street will be closed to traffic during daylight hours (about 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.) between Chesley Drive and Simonds Street, from Aug. 29 to Sept. 1. Traffic will be detoured to Main Street.

This closure will allow the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure to proceed with repairs to the Chesley Drive ramps.

Work commencement and completion times are subject to change.  Weather permitting.  For more information on city construction projects, see our weekly construction report.