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Westgate watermains to be upgraded

Residents living on Westgate Road between Highway 19A and Galerno Road are reminded that watermain upgrades will begin soon in this area.

The City of Campbell River has distributed information to households along this route outlining details of the project that will begin the first week of September.

The Westgate watermain upgrade will renew approximately 675 metres of watermain, with the installation of new pipes, valves, fittings and service connections to all properties on Westgate Road from Highway 19A to Galerno Road.

“This watermain was originally installed in the 1950s and the number of main breaks and service connection breaks in recent years indicate it is past its serviceable life expectancy,” says Ron Neufeld, the City’s general manager of operations.

“While the work is limited to the road right of way, local residents should expect single lane road closure on Westgate Road near the active work area, with alternating traffic in the work zone,” Neufeld adds. “The construction contractor, Wacor Holdings, is required to maintain appropriate traffic control throughout the course of construction, and signs will be posted at all intersections to provide vehicle and pedestrian traffic with clear direction on avoiding the active work zone.”

This project is part of the City’s infrastructure renewal strategy and will cost $806,525. The project is paid for by the City of Campbell River’s water operating accumulated surplus fund.

Work is expected to be completed by early November.

People can keep up to date on the project by visiting the Westgate Watermain Upgrade pages at www.campbellriver.ca.

Email questions you have to westgate@campbellriver.ca or call City Hall at 250-286-5700 for more information.

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