Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 4:15 PM

Water Street Project Update

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On Tuesday, April 24, construction work will progress to the intersection of Bishop’s Cove/Adelaide Street and Water Street as part of the five-year project to rehabilitate underground infrastructure. Hours of construction are Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. with phase one expected to be completed by July.

Traffic and Parking Impacts

  • Bishop’s Cove will be closed to through traffic between Harbour Drive and Water Street for the duration of the project. Access to the parking lots on Bishop’s Cove will be accessible via Harbour Drive.
  • Adelaide Street will also be closed to through traffic between Water Street and George Street for the duration of the project. The taxi layby is temporarily moved to George Street.
  • Queen Street will remain closed to through traffic as work continues at the intersection of Queen Street and Water Street.
  • Traffic on Water Street will be reduced to one lane at times, with two-way traffic maintained by flagpersons.
  • Parking stalls will be bagged throughout the area to accommodate heavy equipment and maintain traffic flow. Sign up for traffic advisories at

The bus stop adjacent to 319 Water Street (east of Bishop’s Cove) will be temporarily removed for the remainder of the project.

Water Street is Open
Sidewalks will remain open and two-way traffic maintained throughout the project. Although traffic delays may occur, Water Street will remain open and accessible to vehicle and pedestrian traffic for the duration of the work.

Background and Project Updates
For further information about the scope of this five-year project please visit As with any underground construction project there are many variables that can impact the timeline. The contractor is committed to working as quickly as possible to complete phase one by July 1.