Prepare to detour for major sewer project

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January 8, 2015 9:08 AM

The City of Lloydminster has contracted GS Holdings to complete upgrades to the sanitary sewer system on 25 Street beginning Jan. 12.

Once completed, this project will reduce the sewer surcharge that the area is facing during above-average rain events. The upgrades to the sanitary sewer system were recommended in the 2009 Sanitary Sewer Master Plan and will form an important part of the city’s sanitary sewer system.

The complete project will address upgrades to the sanitary system in the following locations:
• 25 Street, between 50 Avenue and 53 Avenue.
• 53 Avenue, north of 25 Street.
• 23 Street, from 59B Avenue Close to 59 Avenue.
• 59 Avenue, between 23 Street and 25 Street.

The sanitary trunk on 25 Street, between 50 Avenue and 53 Avenue will be twinned, which the city said means additional pipe will be installed for added capacity. As a result, the westbound lanes on the north side of the median on 25 Street, between 50 Avenue and 53 Avenue will be closed to traffic for the duration of construction. Therefore, there will be two-way traffic south of the median. This portion of construction is expected to be completed by the end of April.

Motorists are encouraged to take alternative routes and to allow extra time for travel. Traffic controls, including signs and barricades, will be in place to guide traffic. Access to Boundary Ford, Westridge GMC, Nissan Lloydminster, and Silverwood Toyota will be available from 50 Avenue. Temporary signal lights will be installed on 50 Avenue near the Westlake Centre access to accommodate increased traffic accessing this street. These signals will be in place until mid-February when the Boundary Ford access to 25 Street will be reopened.

City Council awarded the 25 Street Sanitary Trunk Extension project to GS Holdings Company Ltd. for approximately $5.6 million, in June. The city said they will provide further updates on the project as required.

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