Bruce Avenue Transportation & Utility Upgrade

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Project Description

Hazelwood Construction Services Inc., working for the City of Nanaimo, are completing utility upgrades and road improvements along Bruce Avenue between Third Street and Fourth Street.

Construction works include:

  • Water main upgrades on Bruce Avenue
  • Sanitary sewer upgrades on Bruce Avenue
  • Storm sewer upgrades on Bruce Avenue and Foster Street
  • New concrete curbs and sidewalks on the west side of Bruce Avenue
  • New LED street lighting on Bruce Avenue
  • Safety upgrades at the intersection crossing of Bruce Avenue and Fourth Street
  • New bike lanes on Bruce Avenue
  • New street boulevard trees

Traffic Restrictions

  • A full road closure of Bruce Avenue, between Pine Street and Fourth Street, will be in effect from July 16, 2019 until construction works are completed.
  • A detour using Pine Street will be in place to direct traffic around the work zone. The detour will be in place 24 hours a day until construction works is being completed.
  • Access for local residents and businesses within the construction area will be provided. Watch for construction signage and traffic control workers for assistance.
  • The existing intersection of Fourth Street, Albert Street and Pine Street has been changed to a 4-way stop control intersection.
  • Starting August 1, 2019, Chesterlea Avenue Closed will be closed at Pine Street Until Fall 2019.
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General Considerations

  • Typical hours of work for this project will be Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. with afterhours and weekends as required.
  • Construction noise and vibration should be expected during working hours.
  • Construction signs will be posted and flagpersons will be on duty to assist with the traffic flow.
  • Residents and businesses will be notified 24 hours in advance of any scheduled water shutdowns.
  • Please exercise caution, obey all signage placed for your safety and follow the directions of the flagpersons on duty.
  • If you have young children, please advise them of the dangers and limited visibility of heavy equipment and trucks.
  • Landscape restoration will be done at the end of the project.

Estimate Construction Start Date: July 16, 2019

Estimate Construction Completion Date: Late October 2019

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