Another significant portion of the West Quesnel Land Stability dewatering program will start up on Monday May 7.
Quesnel’s Mass Construction will install a new storm water drainage system on Stork Avenue and Hawk Street. Currently, the upper Abbott storm water system drains into a low_lying treed area west of Crane Avenue. This project will link that storm drain system to the lower Abbott system. This will remove storm water from the West Quesnel Land Stability study area.
Residents should be prepared for some localized traffic delays, as well as some detours off portions of Abbott Drive, Stork Avenue and Hawk Street. The city’s contractor will do its best to minimize inconvenience for motorists, pedestrians and local residents.
The City thanks its residents for their patience as this critical investment is made in the West Quesnel Land Stability study area.
The work is expected to take six to eight weeks to complete. The estimated cost for this part of the project is $231,400 (plus HST), plus an additional $100,000 from the 2012 capital budget for paving once it’s complete.
The dewatering program is designed to help reduce land movement in the West Quesnel Land Stability study area. The $4.7 million project will see the installation of 14 pumping wells, nine horizontal drain sites consisting of more than 70 drains, and storm water system improvements for West Quesnel and area residents.
More than $3.1 million was provided by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia, through the Building Canada Fund_Communities Component program, part of Canada’s Economic Action Plan for this project. The City of Quesnel also contributed more than $1.5 million to pay for the full_scale dewatering program. In addition to the federal and provincial contributions, the City of Quesnel has invested more than $2.1 million on the West Quesnel Land Stability Program since 2000.