Huntsville's Streetscape Project 4-6 Weeks Behind Schedule

Posted: 2021-07-27 07:28:21 By: thebay

During Monday’s electronic town council meeting in Huntsville, Steve Hernen, director of Operations and Protective Services, presented an update on the Huntsville Streetscape project.

Hernen told councilors that the Streetscape project is 4-6 weeks behind schedule due to the heavy rain that has been occurring. Other delays have been caused by obtaining materials, availability of skilled trades and also the amount of time re-connecting the downtown buildings to storm, water and sewer services.  A number of connections have been found to have cast iron, and other plumbing or foundation issues which have been a challenge.

Director Hernen advised that in order to make up some time, Stages 2 and 3 will be combined so that the mainlines can move through without having to stop.

The construction company also wants to start a night shift in August. This will be weekdays only, and not operating on weekends.

Councillor Withey had concerns about a night shift due to down town residents being bothered by noise at night. A press release will go out and Director Hernen advised that if the delays are not able to be made up, long range they would move to Plan B. If needed, this would see construction delayed on Main St between Center and Lorne until the spring of 2022. 

Hernen is hoping that that will not be required.