A storm sewer line is expected to be installed this fall to accommodate future work on the rehabilitation of Grove Street in Stephenville.
At its regular meeting last week, the town’s council awarded a contract in the amount of $609,066.56 to Boyd and Bungay Construction Limited to carry out the first phase of the work.
Mayor Tom O’Brien said this phase won’t involve the actual rehabilitation of Grove Street, but rather the running of a new storm sewer line that will extend from near the intersection of West and Queen streets up to the end of Princess Avenue.
The line will cross Queen Street and run between West Street and Holland Drive, then cross Prince Rupert Drive and up Princess Avenue.
O’Brien said this storm sewer line is needed to handle the runoff on Grove Street. He said the second phase will eventually involve a full rehabilitation of Grove Street, including new water and sewer lines, storm sewer, curb and gutter, along with paving and sidewalks.