Road, sidewalk, and underground water network was deteriorating: city official
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Excavating crews were seen on-site Wednesday on Maywood Avenue, replacing the existing underground water network.
The city of Pointe Claire embarked on a road and water network rehabilitation project on Maywood Avenue earlier this week.
According to the city’ spokesperson, Jean-Maurice Duddin, the popular avenue, situated a few hundred feet east of St. John’s Boulevard, and its existing underground water network was in dire need of replacement.
“The infrastructure was deteriorating. Problems which led to water main breaks and the like in years past,” said Duddin.
The work is estimated to cost nearly $2 million, and includes a new underground water network, new pavement and foundation of the entire avenue, a revamped sidewalk, and the addition of a bike path.
“It’s less expensive to do the work now than to wait after it to got worse,” said Duddin.
Crews were seen on-site Wednesday excavating Maywood Avenue, stripping a rain water pipe and sewers, built in 1965 and 1976, respectively. The work caused a temporary shutdown of both the Aquatic Centre and Bob Birnie Arena Wednesday afternoon, due to the required shutdown of the water supply system.
Though most of the infrastructural work is expected to be completed before September, Duddin said the second coat of asphalt for Maywood Avenue will only be applied in early 2015.