The reconstruction of East Pleasant Street between Church Street and Central Avenue is slated to begin on July 9 at 7 a.m.
The work involves the renewal of the water line, storm water sewer and sanitary sewer as well as the installation of a new sidewalk and repaving of the road surface.
Pedestrian and vehicular access to the street will be limited to local residents. Through traffic will be detoured around the project.
Access to driveways may be temporarily restricted for short periods during the construction period. Residents will be notified if and when a driveway will be affected.
Temporary water services will be installed by the town prior to the start of major construction. Residents will receive 24-hour’s notice of any water and sewer service interruptions. While such interruptions should be short and infrequent, the town does recommend that residents store water in case of an emergency shutdown.
If a resident experiences an unexpected issue or interruption of the temporary water supply, they can contact Town Hall at 902-667-3352 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. After hours contact 902-667-8600.
The town is committed to maintaining a safe and orderly work site. While dust, noise, heavy equipment and traffic delays are intrusive, they are common elements of construction. The town will attempt to minimize inconvenience and appreciates the public’s patience while it works to upgrading the infrastructure in the area.
Normal work hours during the street’s reconstruction will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, but there will be times when the contractor will work later into the evening or on weekends in order to perform certain tasks.
Individuals living on the street with special needs should discuss their concerns with Andrew Bickle, the town’s capital asset co-ordinator as soon as possible. He can be reached at 902-694-0081.
People seeking more information on the project can call the same number or 902-694-0680 to speak to Town Engineer Ben Pitman.