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.

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    is there a time-line as to how much of the road will be torn up? or will the whole distance from Pippy Pl intersection to the team gushue highway be done from the start ?

    wayne mullaly asked 8 months ago

    Thanks for your question. We will not know the detailed timeline until the tender process concludes and the contractor provides their schedule and approach to the work. Generally, the excavation is anticipated to begin in late April, starting in front of Cabot Ford, progressing westward toward the Team Gushue Highway overpass. The southside of Kenmount would be torn up first, say April to August. As excavation, backfilling, and road reinstatement occurs along the southside of Kenmount Road, work on the northside of Kenmount would follow. Say July to October for the northside excavation, backfilling and road reinstatement. Work is planned to be complete by the end of October. All this is pending the Contractors schedule and approach to work.

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    I go to school at Academy Canada on Kenmount Road and am just wondering would there be a Metrobus detour route set in place for this? After last year of a former student losing their job because the bus was an hour delay, just curious as to know if there are any plans in place for this.

    Mark White asked over 2 years ago

    Hello Mark and thanks for reaching out. The City works with other stakeholders impacted by construction projects to minimize those impacts. The City will discuss the overall project with Metrobus prior to work commencing. Metrobus will have to decide if a detour route is required.  It will ultimately depend on the additional amount of time it will take to travel through the construction zone. Once those decisions are made, both the City and Metrobus will communicate any changes required.


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    Does the Project Drawings 2 document still reflect the final design?

    Mike Burton asked over 3 years ago

    That is correct.  Project Drawings 2 file shows the final intersection realignment.



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    Between what hours of the day will the construction be taking place?

    ann marie asked 5 months ago

    The Contractor works Monday to Friday, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, along with every second Saturday from 7:00am to 6:00pm.

Page last updated: 03 March 2021, 15:47