Media Advisory: Corner Brook Wraps-Up a Successful 2017 Combined Sewer Project Construction Season

City of Corner Brook
Media Advisory

Corner Brook is marking the end of another busy construction season and celebrating significant progress on Phase 1 and 2 of the Combined Sewer Project.

All detours are no longer in effect and traffic needs to adhere to permanent road signs.

Major projects completed or nearing completion related to the Combined Sewer Project include:

 Phase 1

  • Cobb Lane, Hammond Drive, Marcelle Avenue
  • Replacement of Water main, sanitary sewer and the addition of a storm sewer system
  • New curb and gutter
  • New asphalt

Note 170 metres of Marcelle Avenue will be completed in spring 2018

Phase 2

  • Upper Elswick Road
  • Replacement of Water main, sanitary sewer and the addition of a storm sewer system
  • New curb/gutter and sidewalk
  • New asphalt

Lower Elswick Road

  • Replacement of Water main, sanitary sewer and the addition of a storm sewer system
  • New curb/gutter and sidewalk
  • New asphalt

Note 140 metres of Lower Elswick Road and Jubilee Place will be completed in spring 2018

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the Federal Government and the Province for their ongoing support and commitment to this project,” said Mayor Parsons. “As we wrap up another successful construction season, record investments and significant progress has been made in separating the existing combined sewers to separate sanitary and storm systems as a part of a phased initiative towards full sewage treatment. Thank you to the residents for your patience and those that were impacted by the construction, temporary road closures, traffic rerouting, and inconvenience. We are working hard to build Corner Brook up by making sound infrastructure investments.”

Background Information

Public Notice: Combined Sewer Separation Phase 1-Cobb Lane Area

Public Notice: Phase Two of the Combined Sewer Separation Commencing On Elswick Road

Quick Facts:

  • The overall cost of the sanitary and storm sewer separation phase 1-3 is estimated to be over $10 million dollars.

-Funding for this project:

Federal Contribution 4,573,984
Provincial Contribution 1,829,984
City of Corner Brook Contribution 2,774,390

  • Construction Costs for Phase 1 was approximately $3.3 million
  • Construction Costs for Phase 2 was approximately $3.8 million
  • Phase 1 is 90 percent complete
  • Phase 2 is 75 percent complete

Contact

Bonita Decaire
Information Officer,
City of Corner Brook
709-637-1662
bdecaire@cornerbrook.com

December 1, 2017 2:00 p.m.