The private company hired to get the job done on Moose Jaw’s High Street have been removed from the project.
Instead, the City of Moose Jaw will take over the completion of the unfinished road project.
“Having the City take control of this project is in the best interests of the affected property owners and all Moose Jaw residents,” said Mayor Fraser Tolmie. “We will ensure High Street is completed in an efficient, sustainable manner and we appreciate everyone’s patience during what has been a frustrating experience for all involved.”
The decision was made at a special meeting of City Council May 11. The contractor was hired to perform water main replacement on High Street in 2017.
High Street, Moose Jaw was recently named the worst road in the province in CAA’s annual worst road campaign.
Construction on the affected blocks of High Street (3rd NW-8th NW) began in July 2017 and are part of Phase 2 of the City’s 20-year, $117-million Water Main Replacement Program. Construction was not completed by the contract completion date of November 30, 2017.
There is site testing, excavation and compaction work to be completed before High Street can be paved. City crews will be on High Street May 15 to perform maintenance on severely impacted sections, in addition to lateral and main sanitary line camera operations.
The City will communicate a construction timeline to affected property owners and businesses once one is established.