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The area of Mornington Street and Vivian Line is slated to undergo heavy construction this summer.
The Vivian sanitary trunk sewer will be extended from Romeo Street to the intersection of Mornington and Quinlan Road.
The construction was discussed at a Public Works subcommittee meeting on March 26. A recommendation to proceed with the project will now be sent to council.
Coun. George Brown noted the extension was necessary should the area north of McCarthy Street see further expansion.
“It has to happen in order to develop more land,” he said, adding that some residents of the area are still serviced by private septic systems.
Eventually, a pumping station will be constructed on Quinlan Road, although not this year.
“Due to the depth of construction for the trunk sanitary sewer, the entire roadway, curb, gutter, shoulders, and any existing storm sewers will need to be replaced on both streets,” reads a report issued by staff, which also notes that Vivian Line will be widened by 11 metres in order to accommodate a bike lane and sidewalk.
The Vivian Bridge, a concrete box culvert, will also be replaced. The bridge was previously identified as “severely deteriorated.” The new culvert will be slightly longer than the current one in order to accommodate proper guardrails.
The project is budgeted at $4.1 million and will be tendered once approved by council. Funding will come from a number of different sources, such as sanitary rates, the engineering capital reserve, and the development charge fund. The Vivian bridge project will be funded separately as part of the bridge and culvert improvements project.
Staff expects the work to commence in June and to not be completed until late October.