Work on Phase II of the Streetscape Redevelopment project is set to begin after Easter Weekend
Monday, March 22nd - Yarmouth, N.S. – The second phase of a major infrastructure project in downtown Yarmouth is set to begin soon. Following the Easter long weekend, crews will begin work on phase II which will breathe new life into the same section of Main Street that received upgrades last fall. The project is expected to take three months to complete.
Last fall, the Town replaced sewer and water infrastructure, installed new curbing, and put down new asphalt between Parade Street and John Street to complete phase I of the project. Phase II will see the addition of several beautification pieces, landscaping, and features that enhance accessibility and convenience for pedestrians. Sidewalk bump outs that were added last fall will be enhanced with unique “kitchen party” seating, a new bus shelter (Alma Square), trees and planting beds, bike racks, new lighting, and colorful displays of public art. The new streetscape will also provide a dedicated pedestrian clear zone with increased accessibility and the retention of on-street parking.
Garian Construction of Yarmouth was awarded the tender to complete the project last fall and is eager to get started.
“As a local contractor, we’re very proud to have been awarded this project,” said Project Manager Brandon McNicol. “We’re excited to get started and seeing these upgrades underway in our downtown. “
Yarmouth Mayor Pam Mood is excited to see the second phase start, but also expressed the fact that there will be some disruptions and inconveniences at certain times during the work.
“This project has been a major undertaking and this second phase will see another area of our downtown completely rejuvenated," said Mood. "While there will be times when areas of the sidewalk will be blocked, along with other disruptions, it's short term and the results will be amazing. It's important that we continue to support our downtown businesses through this."
Regular updates and notifications on work areas, detours and disruptions from the work being carried out will be provided via the Town of Yarmouth Website, social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), and through local media outlets. Updates will also be delivered through “Alertable”, a new community notification system that offers instant updates through a Smartphone app, text, email, and more. It's easy, convenient and completely FREE. Learn more and sign up here: https://www.townofyarmouth.ca/alertable.html
For detailed information on the complete project including video, designs, FAQs and more, visit https://getinvolvedyarmouth.ca/main-street-redevelopment-phase-iii