Transportation & Environment Services

Construction 2019

City of Saint John 2019 Construction Projects

In 2019, the City of Saint John is investing $8 million towards storm sewer and street upgrades and up to $7 million to improve water and sewerage systems and facilities through the annual capital program. An additional $1 million is allocated from the operating budget for the City’s annual asphalt maintenance program.

The projects identified 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. If required, new concrete curb and/or sidewalk may be installed prior to resurfacing.

Street Reconstruction

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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Roadway Maintenance Asphalt Overlay

Where the service life of the street cannot be extended by asphalt maintenance resurfacing and the street is not slated for street reconstruction or water and sewer reconstruction within the next five years; the subject street becomes a candidate for local maintenance. The intent of this program is to maintain the street in a functional condition until such time as the street is reconstructed.  City Crew’s overlay the existing street surface with a layer of asphalt.  No infrastructure or sidewalk improvements are made other than raising manhole or catch basin structures to match the new height of the road surface.