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Demolition begins for remaining coast guard buildings

24-May-2019

(Saint John, NB) Demolition of the remaining two buildings at the former Coast Guard site is scheduled to begin within the coming days. This work will take place in phases starting with the removal of the helicopter hanger (Phase 1), followed by the administration building (Phase 2).

Phase 1 – Demolition and removal of helicopter hanger building 
Beginning:   May 24 
Impacts:    Parking customers; pedestrians
Duration:   up to 4 days

Demolition and debris removal of the helicopter hanger is expected to take up to (4) four days to complete with little impact to citizens. Temporary fencing has been installed with signage to safely direct parking customers, pedestrians and motorists in the area. Pedestrians are advised to use the sidewalk on the eastern side of Water Street. Once this phase is complete, the fencing will be removed and repositioned for Phase 2.

Beginning, May 29, Peters Wharf will not be accessible. Parking customers will be directed to use the alternate entrance at the foot of Princess Street.

CG Demo Phase 1

Phase 2 – Demolition and removal of the administration building 
Beginning:  Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 6 p.m.
Impacts:  Pedestrians, motorists, parking customers, businesses, citizens,visitors
Duration: 

Building demolition: Tuesday, June 4 – June 12; (7 days)
Water Street closure: Tuesday, June 4 at 6 p.m. – Friday, June 7 end of day;
(3-4 days)
Debris removal; site cleanup; grading: Expected completion by mid-July

 
Phase 2 is now underway with the demolition and removal of the administration building. Beginning Tuesday, June 4 at 6 p.m., Water Street will be closed to thru traffic in both directions, between King Street and Princess Street, and remain closed until Friday, June 7 end of day. On-street parking spaces on Water Street will not be available as of 6 p.m.

Patrons are reminded that businesses in the impacted area remain open. The sidewalk on the eastern side of Water Street will be accessible to pedestrians.

The demolition process is expected to take up to 7 days to complete. Crews will be on site daily between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Nearby businesses and citizens can expect noise disruption during this time. The demolition process will cause considerable dust. Businesses and residents in the area are advised to keep their doors and windows closed during the demolition. Water hoses will be used to reduce the impacts of dust in the air.

Water Street will reopen to motorists once the demolition of the building is complete on or before Friday, June 6. There will be increased truck traffic to and from the site during the removal of the building debris. The cleanup process is expected to take up to five weeks to complete, followed by grading of the site. The total project is scheduled to be completed by July 22.

Motorists, pedestrians and parking customers are asked to use caution in the area and observe all signs and barricades.
CG Demo Phase 2

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