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Portugal Cove Road - Water Transmission Main Replacement - Phase 2

In 2012, due to a series of large water main breaks on the Portugal Cove Road Water Transmission Main system, the City of St. John’s decided to move forward with the replacement of the water transmission mains along Portugal Cove Road from Higgins Line to Rawlins Cross. The project was to be divided into three phases. Phase 1 (Higgins Line to New Cove Road), Phase 2 (New Cove Road to First Avenue) and Phase 3 (First Avenue to Rawlins Cross). Construction work on the Phase 1 started in the Fall 2013 and was substantially completed in the Fall 2014. Phase 2, will be tendered in Summer 2017 with substantial completion anticipated Fall 2018.

The scope of the work involves replacing the existing 16” and 20” ductile iron water transmission main with a new 24” PVC water transmission main and a 12” domestic water main. In addition, a new underground pressure reducing station will need to be constructed on the water transmission main near the intersection of Portugal Cove Road and New Cove Road. The attached General Plan details the limit of work.

PROJECT FUNDING

The project was approved to receive cost shared funding on March 30, 2017 through the Provincial - Territorial Infrastructure Component - National and Regional Projects (PTIC-NRP) of the New Building Canada Fund. The funding partners for this project are the Government of Canada, Province of Newfoundland and Labrador and the City of St. John's.




In 2012, due to a series of large water main breaks on the Portugal Cove Road Water Transmission Main system, the City of St. John’s decided to move forward with the replacement of the water transmission mains along Portugal Cove Road from Higgins Line to Rawlins Cross. The project was to be divided into three phases. Phase 1 (Higgins Line to New Cove Road), Phase 2 (New Cove Road to First Avenue) and Phase 3 (First Avenue to Rawlins Cross). Construction work on the Phase 1 started in the Fall 2013 and was substantially completed in the Fall 2014. Phase 2, will be tendered in Summer 2017 with substantial completion anticipated Fall 2018.

The scope of the work involves replacing the existing 16” and 20” ductile iron water transmission main with a new 24” PVC water transmission main and a 12” domestic water main. In addition, a new underground pressure reducing station will need to be constructed on the water transmission main near the intersection of Portugal Cove Road and New Cove Road. The attached General Plan details the limit of work.

PROJECT FUNDING

The project was approved to receive cost shared funding on March 30, 2017 through the Provincial - Territorial Infrastructure Component - National and Regional Projects (PTIC-NRP) of the New Building Canada Fund. The funding partners for this project are the Government of Canada, Province of Newfoundland and Labrador and the City of St. John's.




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