This summer has seen a lot of road construction being done on 3rd Avenue South in Martensville. The roadwork is taking place along the street from 4th Street South to the cul-de-sac.
This project consists of the replacement of the main sanitary sewer line and manholes, and the contractor is currently working on replacing the service lines from the main to each residents property line, which as of last week was 80-90% completed. During all this, the contractor for 3rd Avenue South also has a small crew doing landscaping repairs as well.
Scott Loyns, City of Martensville Engineering Assistant, explained that “As part of this project, the road is also being reconstructed on 3rd Avenue South. The subbase and base work is complete on the north half from 4th Street South to 5th Street South and this section is currently open for residents to drive on. They will however have to detour through the rear lane because the two concrete swales at the 4th & 5th intersections are being replaced. Once the remaining service connections are complete, the contractor will finish constructing the south half of the roadway, and a paving crew will mobilize and pave all of 3rd Ave. at once.”
Other work being done this summer will include a surface treatment on sections of 8th Avenue South, which will be beginning on Monday, August 17th. The affected areas of 8th Avenue South will be from Main Street to 1st Street South, from 4th Street South to Slater/Martens Crescent and from Delainey Bay to Reimer Road. This project is expected to be completed by Wednesday, August 19th.
Loyns noted that all of the 2020 roadway projects are complete with the exception of the 3rd Avenue South roadway, as well as some work from their 2019 roadways project that has still not been completed.