Frequently Asked Questions
General Project FAQs
- accessible pedestrian signalized intersections
- bump outs/curb extensions
- replaced brick pavers with concrete to improve accessibility.
What is the Water Street Infrastructure Project?
It’s a multi-year capital improvement project between Waldegrave St. and Prescott St and see the replacement/rehabilitation of water mains and sewer lines and combined sewer separation.
What is happening with this project in 2022?
The project is on hold for 2022. See News feed for details.
What work will be completed using open excavation?
What are you doing to encourage people to continue to come downtown?
The City continues to work with downtown stakeholder groups to promote the fact that the downtown is open for business and accessible during construction. Downtown St. John's will continue to promote their #LoveDowntown campaign as much as possible in light of Covid restrictions.
How deep will you be digging to access the underground infrastructure?
How much of the scope of work will be done using trenchless technology?
Will this work improve areas where there is often standing water?
How much is this project costing?
Approximately $25 M from capital cost sharing programs over the life of the project.
Is there any assessment impact to me as a property owner?
Are there any other cities where this has worked successfully in a downtown core?
I own a business/property in the area. Is there a dedicated business liaison officer that I can reach while work is ongoing?
Yes, a dedicated business liaison is on site full-time during the project. He can be contacted at 770-4233 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the status of the Refresh Water Street report?
The report was reviewed and to date the following have been implemented:
How will I be impacted?
Where can I find information and stay up to date on the project?
The best, and most comprehensive source of information, will be the project page on this site. For day to day traffic disruptions, road closures, etc. people should sign up for e-updates on the City’s website.
What will the hours and days of work look like?
Regular working hours for will be from Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.