Monday, August 22, 2022

McBride street work inches up towards Sixth Street with paving still seemingly a bit into the future

Travellers along McBride Street will likely be transiting the congested corridor through the rest of this month and into September, with the work actually expanding even further along the city's major thoroughfare, recently moving halfway towards the Sixth Street crossing area.

The Project which originally began as a response to a failed water line around Fourth Street has now taken up a large segment of one of the city's busiest streets, with the road reduced to two lanes from Third Avenue West all the way to Seventh Street East.

Work has become a seven day a week initiative, that as the contractors on site look to move the project towards completion.

The view from both ends of the major waterline and road reconstruction
project that is underway along McBride, stretching from Third Avenue
to just past Fifth Street. 

The work began on the major infrastructure failure in June, the most recent update from the Civic Operations Director Richard Pucci coming as part of the July City Council Session.

At that time, Mr. Pucci outlined noted how the end was in sight, adding some hopes towards paving on the horizon for later in the summer.

The only Council Session for August takes place tonight and Mr. Pucci is on the speaker's list, though the preview of his report on Major Projects for tonight does not include the work on McBride.

It would however seem likely that someone on City Council may have received enough enquiries from the public on the work to seek out an update on the project tonight and ask for some sense of a completion date and an advisory on how the costing for the project is coming along.

More notes on this evening's City Council session can be reviewed from our Council Preview here.

Items of interest from the Operations Department can be explored further here.

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