Utility Infrastructure Protection

Route 2, St. Peters Road Work and Utility Infrastructure Protection
Posted on 10/20/2020
The Province of PEI has started work to replace and widen the existing stream culvert at Andrew's Pond on Route 2/St. Peters Road. As referenced in a public notice by the Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy Department, a temporary diversion road will be constructed to allow traffic to pass through the site while this work is being completed. The first phase of this project is expected to be underway until mid-December. Motorists should expect additional delays due to this work and are encouraged to choose alternate routes. The sidewalk and trail will be closed to pedestrians during construction. Please reduce speed, obey signs and traffic control personnel, and be prepared to stop. For Provincial alerts, visit: www.princeedwardisland.ca/alerts

The Charlottetown Water and Sewer Utility has critical infrastructure in this construction zone including two watermains and a sewer forcemain. The infrastructure will be protected in the area during construction. In addition, the Utility has been completing infrastructure modifications to improve the Utility’s ability to manage potential emergencies should the unexpected happen. Contingency plans have been developed for alternate water supply management. As well, the Utility is installing additional valving in the area to aid in emergency management.

A limited number of Utility customers in the area may experience temporary disruption to service during the valve installation. Anyone who notices a change in water pressure or issues with their water service should contact the Water and Sewer Utility at 902-629-4014 during regular business hours (Outside of business hours: 902-626-2100).

The Utility does not expect there to be challenges as a result the construction project since precautions have been taken to protect the infrastructure. However, in the event of an emergency or unexpected circumstances, additional information will be provided to Utility customers.