The City of Martensville has had a detour in place at the intersection of Main Street and Centennial Drive as crews work to repair and rehabilitate that section of roadway, which will include new ashphalt on Centennial Drive and 1st Street South, full rebuild of Main Street between Centennial Drive and 1st Avenue, connection of two catch basins and a trench drain to improve drainage.
The initial work was scheduled to begin this past July; however, once underground utilities were exposed, it was discovered that they were substantially outside of where the locators and record drawings had them located. The actual locations of these utilities conflicted with the storm sewer design which required redesign and a project scope change. Work was scheduled to start on Monday, September 9th and has a scheduled completion date of October 7th, depending on weather conditions.
Work for this project will be completed in phases in order to allow the intersection of Centennial Drive and Main Street to remain open and to reduce the impact on motorists as much as possible. “We will make sure that Centennial Drive and Main Street won’t be shut down at the same time,” said Ted Schaeffer, Director of Recreation and Community Services at Tuesday’s Regular Council meeting. The initial phase of the project included the closure of Centennial Drive South from Main Street to 1st Street South.
As of Monday, September 16th, a section of roadway on Main Street and Centennial Drive has been closed to traffic as contractors continue with the installation of the store sewer along Main Street. Once the storm sewers are installed, pavement repairs will begin.
Updates can be found by visiting www.martensville.ca, or visiting ‘City of Martensville’ on Facebook. Construction area and detours can change frequently so drivers are reminded to slow down and be mindful of all signage, barricades and detours.