Beach Grove Culvert Progress

Progress Continues on Beach Grove Culvert Project
Posted on 11/04/2022
The City of Charlottetown would like to advise residents on the progress made to date on the culvert replacement project on Beach Grove Road.

Work began on schedule on September 8, 2022, and was estimated to be complete in 12 weeks, weather permitting. The full project plan included the replacement of the box culvert, sidewalk installation, shoreline protection, as well as the construction of new guardrail and fencing. To help minimize further disruption in the area, necessary water and sewer work was included in the scope of the project.

To date, finished work includes the removal of the previous sidewalk, curbing, guardrail and fencing. Installation of sheet piling necessary to install the box culvert is complete. Shoreline reinforcement measures and sanitary sewer upgrades are partially completed, and sewer diversion measures are in place for the culvert removal and replacement phase.

A new water system interconnection has been installed on Forest Drive. Prior to this interconnection the only water supply to Orchard Hill and Lewis Point was along Beach Grove Road. Work is now underway to construct a temporary water line along Beach Grove Road to ensure adequate water supply to the Orchard Hill and Lewis Point areas during the culvert removal and replacement.

Testing of the new interconnection and temporary water line is an essential component of this project. These testing processes can take time, and while these precautions may result in periods where work appears paused, these measures are vital to ensuring the proper operation of the system and water quality.

Water supply testing is expected to be complete within the next few days, allowing the work to remove the previous culvert to begin as early as next week.

As in the case of many other construction projects across the province, the damage caused by post-tropical storm Fiona resulted in some project delays. Supply chain issues also played a factor.

It is anticipated that the box culvert will be fully installed by the end of November, followed by paving and the reopening of the roadway by early to mid-December, weather permitting.

For questions or concerns, please contact the Public Works Department at 902-894-5208.