Kenmount Road Trunk Storm Sewer Upgrading

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Kenmount Road is Open for Business During Construction

The City is upgrading the Kenmount Road trunk storm sewer. There are four phases of work required to upgrade the length of Kenmount Road from Polina Road to the Team Gushue Highway Overpass.

The fourth and final phase will take place during the 2021 construction season, and will involve the area between Pippy Place and the Team Gushue Highway Overpass. Prior phases of construction completed in 2018, 2019, and 2020 involved areas between Polina Road, Peet Street, and Pippy Place. The 2018 phase included the realignment of the Polina Road intersection. Check out the Frequently Asked Questions for further details.

The new storm sewer will replace the existing aging infrastructure and provide additional capacity at the same time.

While traffic on Kenmount Road will be maintained during construction, there will be some disruptions and slowdowns. The City will make every effort to minimize interruptions and to maintain traffic flow, especially during peak rush hour.

Pedestrian access will be maintained during construction, and we ask the public to obey and follow all posted signage in and near the construction zone.

This page is not intended to replace other information such as Public Advisories or Public Notices (e- updates), for day-to-day updates such as traffic or water interruptions, etc. check the City's website. To keep informed of the city’s traffic advisories please sign up for e-updates at www.stjohns.ca.

The City is upgrading the Kenmount Road trunk storm sewer. There are four phases of work required to upgrade the length of Kenmount Road from Polina Road to the Team Gushue Highway Overpass.

The fourth and final phase will take place during the 2021 construction season, and will involve the area between Pippy Place and the Team Gushue Highway Overpass. Prior phases of construction completed in 2018, 2019, and 2020 involved areas between Polina Road, Peet Street, and Pippy Place. The 2018 phase included the realignment of the Polina Road intersection. Check out the Frequently Asked Questions for further details.

The new storm sewer will replace the existing aging infrastructure and provide additional capacity at the same time.

While traffic on Kenmount Road will be maintained during construction, there will be some disruptions and slowdowns. The City will make every effort to minimize interruptions and to maintain traffic flow, especially during peak rush hour.

Pedestrian access will be maintained during construction, and we ask the public to obey and follow all posted signage in and near the construction zone.

This page is not intended to replace other information such as Public Advisories or Public Notices (e- updates), for day-to-day updates such as traffic or water interruptions, etc. check the City's website. To keep informed of the city’s traffic advisories please sign up for e-updates at www.stjohns.ca.

  • 2021 Project Start Up

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    From April 26 to May 7, 2021 (weather permitting), a number of exploratory digs are planned along Kenmount Road between Pippy Place and Team Gushue Highway Overpass. These exploratory digs are somewhat small and sporadic and will have some minor impacts to traffic associated with brief lane closures. A traffic advisory will be issued prior to starting the exploratory digs.

    Between May 10 and 14, 2021, the Contractor will be conducting some preparatory work and excavations in advance of the main trench work. This will have some minor impacts to traffic associated with brief lane closures. A traffic advisory will be issued prior to starting this preparatory work.

    The work of the main trench excavation for the Kenmount Road Storm Sewer upgrading project is tentatively scheduled to begin between May 18 and 20, 2021. Main trench excavation will start at Kenmount Road in the vicinity of Cabot Ford, extending westward toward the Team Gushue Highway Overpass throughout duration of the construction season. Work is scheduled to be completed by October 31, 2021. Lane reductions will be put in place around the work zone, with one lane of traffic maintained eastbound, and one lane maintained westbound. Disruptions and slowdowns are expected. Flag persons will be in place to facilitate access to local area businesses. Pedestrian access will be maintained on one side of the road during construction. A traffic advisory will be issued prior to construction starting.

  • 2021 Phase of Construction - Anticipated April to October 2021

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    Construction work on the final phase of upgrading storm sewer infrastructure on Kenmount Road will resume in late April 2021 from the area of Pippy Place to the Team Gushue Highway Overpass. Work is expected to begin during the latter part of April and will continue for approximately six months. Hours of construction are Monday to Friday, and every second Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    The City is currently working with business and property owners located in this section to minimize impact to them.

    This is the fourth and final year of construction work required to upgrade the storm sewer along Kenmount Road to the Team Gushue Highway overpass.

    Traffic on Kenmount Road will be maintained with one lane in each direction; however disruptions and slowdowns are expected. Pedestrian access will be maintained on one side of the road during construction. A traffic advisory will be issued prior to construction starting.

    Occupational Health and Safety measures will be implemented based on the latest guidelines recommended for COVID-19.

  • 2021 Phase - Tender Call March 11-25, 2021.

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    Tenders closed March 25, 2021. Contract for the Phase 3 works, awarded to Weirs Construction Ltd. on April 7, 2021.

  • 2020 Phase of the Project Complete

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    Work is complete for 2020. Details on the next phase of this project will be available in 2021.

  • 2020 Phase of Project starts June 4, 2020

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    Kenmount Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction, between Peet Street and Pippy Place and continue until November 30, 2020. This is required for construction work to upgrade the storm sewer along Kenmount Road. Preparation work will start in the area on June 4th. While traffic on Kenmount Road will be maintained, disruptions and slowdowns are expected. Please use an alternate route if possible. Pedestrian access will be maintained on one side of the road during construction.

    The City of St. John's apologizes for any inconvenience. For more details or to report an issue, contact Access St. John’s by calling 311 or 754-CITY, via the app 311 St. John’s, or the online web submission.

  • City announces start to 2020 phase of the project

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    Public Service Announcement issued May 26, 2020

    Construction work to continue upgrading storm sewer infrastructure on Kenmount Road will resume in early June from the area of Peet Street to Pippy Place. Work is expected to begin during the first week of June and will continue for approximately six months. Hours of construction are Monday to Friday, and every second Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    The City is currently working with business and property owners located in this section to minimize impact to them.

    This is the third year of construction work required to upgrade the storm sewer along Kenmount Road to the Team Gushue Highway overpass.

    Traffic on Kenmount Road will be maintained with one lane in each direction; however disruptions and slowdowns are expected. Pedestrian access will be maintained on one side of the road during construction. A traffic advisory will be issued prior to construction starting.

    Occupational Health and Safety measures will be implemented based on the latest guidelines recommended for COVID-19.

  • Kenmount Road is open for business during construction

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    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

    Lane reductions are in place between Polina Road and Peet Street for upgrade to storm sewer infrastructure. Construction is ongoing until November 30, 2019.

    This is required for construction work to upgrade the storm sewer along Kenmount Road.

    Traffic on Kenmount Road will be maintained however disruptions and slowdowns are expected. Pedestrian access will be maintained on one side of the road during construction.


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