Water service/construction delays – Aug 21

Release:

Brycon Construction Ltd., on behalf of Halifax Water will be undertaking a planned water service shutdown in the areas of Caledonia Road and Jaybe Drive beginning this evening (Friday, August 21st).

The water service shutdown and construction activity will take place from 7:00PM tonight (Friday, August  21st) – 12:00Noon tomorrow (Saturday, August 22nd), including through the overnight hours. Affected customers have been notified. There will also be an area of reduced water pressure from 4:00PM tonight (Friday, August 21st) – 12:00Noon tomorrow (Saturday, August 22nd). See the attached maps for details. Residents can also check the on-line interactive map at https://halifaxwater.ca/notice/caledonia-rd-jaybe-dr-planned-water-shutdown to see if you’re in the water outage or low pressure areas.

It is recommended that any water required during this period be stored in advance by filling appropriate containers for drinking and cooking. As a precautionary measure, customers are advised to turn off their hot water tanks during this time to prevent damage to heating elements should the water be inadvertently drained from the tank. Businesses/buildings with sprinkler systems should notify their monitoring agent so they are aware of the pressure loss, which may trigger an alarm; and contact their insurance company to notify them of the sprinkler system loss during this period. To assist affected customers, a potable water truck will be at the Caledonia Junior High School parking lot, 38 Caledonia Road, throughout this work.

As part of the construction work, there will stop and go traffic on Caledonia Road between Sheiling Lane and Gourok Avenue. The sidewalk adjacent to the work zone will be closed. There will be a partial lane closure on Jaybe Drive with local traffic only access. See the attached maps.

Halifax Regional Fire is aware of this work and has a plan to provide water for firefighting should the need arise.

Experienced traffic control personnel will be on-site to ensure smooth traffic flow around the work zones. Motorists should expect delays and use alternate routes. Motorists are also reminded that speed fines double in work zones.

For the safety of work crews and residents, please maintain social/physical distancing requirements of at least 2 metres/6 feet.

We apologize for any inconvenience this necessary infrastructure improvement work may cause.

For more information on Halifax Water, please check www.halifaxwater.ca, visit us on YouTube, or Twitter @HalifaxWater, Facebook, or call our Customer Care Centre at 902-420-9287.

Construction: Robie Street

No new COVID-19 cases (Aug 21)