Construction in Deerwood and Juniper Begins Again Tomorrow: Plans for Student Safety and Road Closures

Construction crews working on our capital water and sewer renewals are working on a 21-7 schedule, and are off for the week leading up to the long weekend.

They’ll be resuming work in Deerwood and Juniper areas on September 7, which is, as it happens, the first day of school.

The project is going to run well into September, and possibly a chunk of October, and so our Development and Technical Services department has worked with our contractors to develop a safety plan for youth walking to and from school, as well as other pedestrians who may need to cross the worksite:

  • From 8:30am to 9:00am, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, and 3:00pm to 4:00pm, there will be a designated barricade attendant/spotter to guide traffic in the construction zone, when students are walking to and from school.
  • The contractor will escort anyone who needs to walk or otherwise pass through a work site if needed.
  • Clear signage will be put up to indicate where work is taking place, and where safe walking paths have been designated.
  • No excavated holes will be left unattended without fencing.

The department is also reviewing our transit routes and will work with our transit contractor to make route adjustments if necessary.

Road Closures Will Take Place On Both Streets

There will be ongoing road closures in both construction sites as crews start to connect service lines from the water main to homes. Please drive with caution and respect established detour signs.

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