City of Corner Brook says Killick Place problems worse than expected

Gary Kean
Published on August 29, 2014
Water courses down Killick Place in Corner Brook in a photo taken earlier this summer.
Submitted photo

The infrastructure problems on Killick Place are worse than anticipated, but the City of Corner Brook still expects to have the work required there to be done this fall.

The city issued a press release Friday afternoon to update the situation on the street in the Curling area of the city.

The residents of Killick Place have been publicly raising their concerns about the condition of the road since this past spring. There are sinkholes along the road caused by failing underground infrastructure and one home experienced flooding during a heavy rainfall earlier this summer.

In the release, the city said the storm sewer system that collapsed has undergone a preliminary examination and has been found to be part of a much larger system. This storm pipe is in a city right of way and carries storm water from several streets above the area, said the city.

There is also a water distribution pipe in the same right of way, continued the statement. Therefore, the work to repair the problem is much more significant than originally thought.

The City of Corner Brook’s engineering division has been in contact with a local consultant for the design and inspection associated with this repair and a proposal is expected soon. It is the city’s intent, according to the press release, to have the work completed in the fall of 2014.

In the interim, the area will be monitored to ensure the safety of motorists and pedestrians. If residents have issues with water flows in the area they are asked to contact the city’s public works division for assistance at 637-1596 or at 637-1666 after hours.