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Jones Flat and Garnet Valley Water System Separation Project

For daily updates on the status and any alerts related to this project, please follow the dedicated project Facebook page or Twitter account.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Contractor works from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm Monday to Friday, this may be extended to 7:00 pm as the project progresses

Delays will be kept to a maximum 15 minutes from 7:00 am to 9:00 am and 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm.

Delays up to 30 minutes may occur between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm.  The District understands that this is an inconvenience and we do appreciate your patience as construction moves ahead.  Every effort will be made to keep delays to a minimum.

Please observe traffic control as flaggers and a pilot car are on site for the safety of everyone.

Roads are being monitored and will be graded, as required throughout the working day.

For any other questions or concerns, please contact Kris Johnson, Director of Works and Utilities at 250-494-0431 or email kjohnson@summerland.ca.

Project Update

July 26, 2017

Expect single lane traffic and standard delays along Garnet Valley Road today.

The Contractor continues to install domestic water services near 24018 Garnet Valley Road and heading northward.

Summerland’s Electrical Utility Division is connecting services to the new booster pumpstation, pictured below.

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Previous Updates

July 25, 2017

Expect single lane traffic and standard delays along Garnet Valley Road today.

The Contractor continues to install domestic water services near 23810 Garnet Valley Road and heading northward.

Shouldering continues on Garnet Valley Road from Jones Flat to new booster pumpstation.

Stripping organics from the east bank near 24014 Garnet Valley Road to allow for road widening, pictured below.

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July 24, 2017

Expect single lane traffic and standard delays along Garnet Valley Road today.

A domestic water service crossing in the 23000 block of Garnet Valley Road is being carried out.

The District of Summerland Electrical Utility Division is installing transformers for the new booster pumpstation.

July 21, 2017

The Contractor will not be working during the weekend.  Unsurfaced road areas will be monitored and maintained, as required.

Expect single lane traffic and standard delays along Garnet Valley Road today.

The Contractor continues to install domestic water services on Garnet Valley Road heading north past Gallaugher Street.

Shouldering work continues on the north side of Garnet Valley Road from Jones Flat Road to the new booster pumpstation.

July 20, 2017

POWER OUTAGE NOTIFICATION

Residents from 16010 to 28999 Garnet Valley Road, 4230 to 25808 Wildhorse Road, 15517 to 15707 Handley Street, and 12018 and 15505 Handley Street will experience a power outage today, Thursday, July 20, 2017 from approximately 11:00 pm to 3:00 am.  The Electrical Utility Division will be transferring a power line from the west side to the east side of Garnet Valley Road at the new booster pumpstation.

Expect single lane traffic and standard delays along Garnet Valley Road today

Contractor continues to install domestic water services near 21804 Garnet Valley Road headed northward.

Paving asphalt aprons, driveways and catchbasins starting at booster pumpstation and heading south.

July 19, 2017

Expect single lane traffic and standard delays along Garnet Valley Road.

Contractor is placing and compacting gravel along shoulders on Garnet Valley Road.

Contractor continues to install domestic services near 21610 Garnet Valley Road and heading northward.

POWER OUTAGE NOTIFICATION

Residents from 16010 to 28999 Garnet Valley Road, 4230 to 25808 Wildhorse Road, 15517 to 15707 Handley Street, and 12018 and 15505 Handley Street will experience a power outage on Thursday, July 20, 2017 from approximately 11:00 pm to 3:00 am.  The Electrical Utility Division will be transferring a power line from the west side to the east side of Garnet Valley Road at the new booster pumpstation.

July 18, 2017

Expect single lane traffic and standard delays along Garnet Valley Road.

Contractor is installing domestic services near 21610 Garnet Valley Road and heading northward.

Contractor is installing no-post barriers at various locations along Garnet Valley Road.

Please be advised that if you received the Power Outage Notification planned for Wednesday, July 19, 2017, the date has been changed to Thursday, July 20, 2017 from approximately 11:00 pm to 3:00 am.  The revised Power Outage Notification was mailed Friday, July 14, 2017.

July 17, 2017

Expect single lane traffic and standard delays along Garnet Valley Road.

Contractor is installing domestic services near 20010 Garnet Valley Road and headed northward.

Shouldering work continues along Garnet Valley Road today from Jones Flat Road to the new booster pumpstation.

Please be advised that if you received a letter regarding the Power Outage Notification planned for Wednesday, July 19, 2017, the date has been changed to Thursday, July 20, 2017 from approximately 11:00 pm to 3:00 am.  The revised Power Outage Notification was mailed Friday, July 14, 2017

July 14, 2017

The Contractor will not be working during the weekend.  Unsurfaced roads will be monitored and maintained, when required.

Shouldering along Garnet Valley Road today.  Expect single lane traffic and standard delays.

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Stripping organics on the east bank, north of 19800 Garnet Valley Road, pictured above.

Installation of services on domestic watermains north of 19800 Garnet Valley Road.

July 13, 2017

Expect single lane traffic and standard delays today.

Watermain installation continues through the narrow rock section north of 19399 Garnet Valley Road.

Shouldering work on Graham Street.

July 11, 2017

Expect single lane traffic and standard delays along Garnet Valley Road.

Contractor continues to rock hammer trench near 19806 Garnet Valley Road for installation of new 80mm and 150mm domestic watermains.

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The District’s Electrical Utility Division is installing hardware on power poles for the realignment of powerline near the new booster pumpstation.

Stripping brush and organics from slope north of 19806 Garnet Valley Road.

July 10, 2017

Expect single lane traffic and standard delays along Garnet Valley Road.

Contractor is rock hammering trench near 19806 Garnet Valley Road for installation of new 80mm and 150mm domestic watermains, pictured below.

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The District’s Electrical Utility Division is setting anchors for powerline realignment at the new booster pumpstation.

July 7, 2017

The Contractor will not be working during the weekend.  Unsurfaced roads will be monitored and maintained, when required.

Expect single lane traffic and standard delays along Garnet Valley Road.

Installation of new 80mm and 150mm domestic watermains continues near 20010 Garnet Valley Road and heading southward.

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July 6, 2017


Expect single lane traffic and standard delays along Garnet Valley Road today.

Installation of new 80 mm and 150 mm domestic watermains near 20412 Garnet Valley Road and heading southward, pictured below.

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Pouring exterior concrete pads at the new booster pumpstation.


June 30, 2017

The Contractor will not be working during the long weekend.  Unsurfaced roads will be monitored and maintained, when required.

Contractor is paving Graham Street today.

Power poles are being installed in the vicinity of new booster pumpstation.

June 29, 2017

Expect single lane traffic and standard delays today as the Contractor begins paving the southbound lane of Garnet Valley Road starting at the Jones Flat intersection and heading northward.

Please observe traffic control as flaggers and a pilot car are on site for the safety of everyone.  Construction zone speed limit is 30 km per hour.

June 28, 2017 updated at 10:45 am

Expect single lane traffic and standard delays as the Contractor paves the southbound lane of Garnet Avenue.

Please observe traffic control as flaggers and a pilot car are on site for the safety of everyone.  Construction zone speed limit is 30 km per hour.

June 28, 2017

Expect single lane traffic and standard delays today as the Contractor continues to pave the northbound lane of Garnet Valley Road.

Please observe traffic control as flaggers and a pilot car are on site for the safety of everyone.  Construction zone speed limit is 30 km per hour.

June 27, 2017

Expect single lane traffic and standard delays today as the northbound lanes of Garnet Avenue and Garnet Valley Road are being paved.  Jones Flat Road at Victoria will be closed at approximately 9:30 am, traffic control and a pilot car will be on site to detour traffic.

Please observe traffic control as flaggers and a pilot car are on site for the safety of everyone.  Construction zone speed limit is 30 km per hour.

June 23, 2017

Please observe traffic control as flaggers and a pilot car are on site for the safety of everyone.  The speed limit in the construction zone is 30 km per hour.

Expect standard delays and single lane alternating traffic along Garnet Valley Road as the unsurfaced section of road is being prepared for paving which is scheduled for next week, weather permitting.

The Contractor will not be working during the weekend.  Unsurfaced roads will be monitored and maintained, when required.

June 22, 2017

Expect minor delays in multiple areas along Garnet Valley Road as the unsurfaced section of road is being prepared for asphalt.  Paving is scheduled for next week, weather permitting.

June 21, 2017

Expect minor delays in multiple areas along Garnet Valley Road as manhole covers and valve boxes are adjusted to finished grade in preparation for paving.

Paving of Garnet Valley Road from Tingley Street to the new booster pumpstation is tentatively scheduled for next week, weather permitting.

June 20, 2017

Expect standard delays and single lane alternating traffic along Garnet Valley Road today.

Road works continues on Garnet Valley Road from Tingley Street to the booster pumpstation with placement of gravels, grading, and compacting in preparation for asphalt.

Electrical work continues at the booster pumpstation.

Trees are being removed for realignment of power line near the booster pumpstation.

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June 19, 2017

Expect standard delays and single lane alternating traffic along Garnet Valley Road today.

Placing and compacting road gravels in preparation for asphalt on Garnet Valley Road from Tingley Street to the new booster pumpstation.

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June 16, 2017

The Contractor will not be working during the weekend.  Unsurfaced roads will be monitored and maintained, when required.

Expect standard delays and single lane alternating traffic along Garnet Valley Road today.

Storm drywell work continues south of the new booster pumpstation.

Setting final concrete blocks for retaining wall at pumpstation, pictured below.

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June 15, 2017

Expect standard delays and single lane alternating traffic along Garnet Valley Road.

Installation of storm structures near 18020 Garnet Valley Road.  Photo below shows two catch basins piped into storm drywell to disperse storm runoff into the ground.

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Continuing construction of concrete block retaining wall at new booster pumpstation.

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June 14, 2017

Expect standard delays and single lane alternating traffic along Garnet Valley Road.

Construction of booster pumpstation retaining wall, pictured below.

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Installation of storm drywell structure, approximately 500m north of Jones Flat Road on Garnet Valley Road, pictured below.

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June 13, 2017

Expect standard delays and single lane alternating traffic along Garnet Valley Road.

Placing concrete blocks for the retaining wall at the new booster pumpstation.

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Installing catch basins and drywells for on-site drainage control south of the new booster pumpstation. Storm runoff will be collected by catch basins, piped to the drywell and dispersed through cobble rock.

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Previous Updates

June 12, 2017

Expect standard delays and single lane alternating traffic along Garnet Valley Road.

Contractor continues the installation of 6” domestic watermain on Garnet Valley Road just north of Wildhorse Road.

Removing rock and preparing sub-grade for retaining wall installation at the new booster pumpstation.

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June 9, 2017

Contractor will not be working during the weekend.  Unsurfaced roads will be monitored and maintained as required.

Expect delays and single lane alternating traffic along Garnet Valley Road today.

Hammering trench rock for installation of new 150 mm domestic watermain near 24438 Garnet Valley Road.

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June 8, 2017

Expect standard delays and single lane alternating traffic along Garnet Valley Road.

Trench rock removal near 24411 Garnet Valley Road.

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June 7, 2017


Expect standard delays and single lane alternating traffic along Garnet Valley Road.

Installation of in-line gate valve on 150 mm domestic watermain near 24018 Garnet Valley Road.

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June 6, 2017

Expect delays and single lane alternating traffic along Garnet Valley Road.

Placing sand for bedding new 150 mm domestic watermain near 24014 Garnet Valley Road.

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Air release installation at high point near 23820 Garnet Valley Road.

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June 5, 2017


Expect delays and single lane alternating traffic along Garnet Valley Road.

Stripping east and west banks for road widening near 23216 Garnet Valley Road.

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Installation of 150 mm domestic watermain near 23216 Garnet Valley Road.

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June 2, 2017

Contractor will not be working during the weekend.  Unsurfaced roads will be monitored and maintained as required.

Expect standard delays and single lane alternating traffic along Garnet Valley Road.

Stripping brush and organics to allow road widening near 23216 Garnet Valley Road.

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June 1, 2017

Expect standard delays and single lane alternating traffic along Garnet Valley Road.

Milling asphalt on Garnet Valley Road from Handley Street to Wildhorse Road.

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May 31, 2017

Expect standard delays and single lane alternating traffic along Garnet Valley Road.

Installation of 150 mm domestic watermain continues north from 22410 Garnet Valley Road.

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Clearing brush to facilitate road widening near 22802 Garnet Valley Road.

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May 30, 2017

Expect standard delays and single lane alternating traffic along Garnet Valley Road.

Installation of service saddle on the new 150 mm domestic watermain near 22406 Garnet Valley Road.

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May 26, 2017


The Contractor will not be working during the weekend.  Unsurfaced roads will be monitored and maintained as required.

Expect standard delays and single lane alternating traffic along Garnet Valley Road.

Installation of new 80 mm domestic and 150 mm irrigation watermains continues north from 21610 Garnet Valley Road.

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Preparation work for the retaining wall behind the new booster pumpstation continues.

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May 25, 2017

Installation of new 80 mm domestic and 150 mm irrigation watermains north from 21801 Garnet Valley Road.  Expect single lane alternating traffic as this is a narrow section of road.

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Layout and preliminary work for construction of the retaining wall behind the new booster pumpstation has begun.  A dry well to collect groundwater from behind the wall was installed yesterday.

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May 24, 2017


Expect standard delays and single lane traffic along Garnet Valley Road.

Irrigation service connections continue north from 17812 Garnet Valley Road.

Installation of perimeter drain below retaining wall of new booster pumpstation, pictured below.

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FortisBC is finishing gas line installation between 18816 and 19202 Garnet Valley Road, pictured below.

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May 23, 2017

Expect standard delays and single lane traffic at multiple locations throughout the day as separate crews are working in various locations.

Contractor continues to connect irrigation services north from 17418 Garnet Valley Road.

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FortisBC is extending their gas line south from 19202 Garnet Valley Road.

Plumbers are also working on connecting piping within the new Booster Pumpstation.

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May 19, 2017


The Contractor will not be working during the long weekend.  Unsurfaced roads will be monitored and maintained as required.
 
May 17, 2017

Expect standard delays and single lane traffic throughout the day.  Residents are encouraged to avoid the intersection of Garnet Valley Road and Jones Flat Road today, if possible.  

Crews are working on a 2’ x 20’ lock-block retaining wall on the southbound side of Garnet Valley Road at Jones Flat Road, this work is being done to accommodate road widening.

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Contractor is connecting irrigation services to the new 300 mm irrigation watermain north of 16612 Garnet Valley Road.  Residents are asked to drive slowly and cautiously as small crews will be working in various locations along Garnet Valley Road.

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May 15, 2017

Residents are encouraged to avoid the intersection of Garnet Valley Road and Jones Flat Road today, if possible.  Expect standard delays as traffic will be controlled in all directions as the following work is completed:

  • Connection of new 300mm irrigation main on Garnet Valley Road to the existing 250mm irrigation main on Jones Flat Road.
  • Connection of new 150mm domestic main on Garnet Valley Road south of Jones Flat Road to the existing 150mm domestic main on Garnet Valley Road north of Jones Flat Road.  Residents affected by this water service disruption have been notified.

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May 12, 2017

The Contractor will not be working during the weekend.  Unsurfaced roads will be monitored and maintained as required.

Expect standard delays and single lane traffic throughout the day.

Installation of 150mm irrigation and 80mm domestic watermains continue north of 21207 Garnet Valley Road.

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Trucks will be hauling sand and hauling out excess material.

May 11, 2017

Over the last two weeks the following work has been completed:

  • Ongoing construction of the new booster pumpstation in the vicinity of 19202 Garnet Valley Road.
  • Disinfection, flushing and testing of the recently installed watermain on Garnet Valley Road between 17304 Garnet Valley Road and 19202 Garnet Valley Road.
  • Grinding and road gravel placement on Graham Street.
  • Road construction on Garnet Valley Road between 17304 Garnet Valley Road and 19202 Garnet Valley Road.

During the next two weeks, the following work is expected to be completed:

  • New water service connections on Garnet Valley Road.
  • Drainage works on Garnet Valley Road between 17304 Garnet Valley Road and 19202 Garnet Valley Road.
  • Ongoing watermain installation on Garnet Valley Road north of 20010 Garnet Valley Road.

In early June, the following work is expected:

  • Paving on Graham Street.
  • Paving on Garnet Valley Road between 17304 Garnet Valley Road and 19202 Garnet Valley Road.


May 11, 2017

Expect standard delays and single lane alternating traffic today.

Road widening continues near 20616 Garnet Valley Road.  Material is being placed and compacted on southbound side of road.

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Installation of 150mm irrigation and 80mm domestic watermains continues north of 21207 Garnet Valley Road.

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May 9, 2017

Expect standard delays and single alternating traffic today.

Installation of 150mm irrigation and 80mm domestic watermains continues north from 20818 Garnet Valley Road.

Trucks are hauling in sand and loading out excess material from Garnet Valley Road.

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Clearing and grubbing along the cut and fill slopes north of 21025 Garnet Valley Road, pictured below.

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May 8, 2017

Expect standard delays and single lane traffic today.  Installation of 150mm irrigation and 80mm domestic watermains past 20650 Garnet Valley Rd and heading north, pictured below. 

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Trucks are hauling sand to and excess material from Garnet Valley Road.

Asphalt milling was completed last week on Garnet Valley Road up to 22802 Garnet Valley Road to allow excavators to dig.

Roofing is being installed on the new booster pumpstation, pictured below.  Interior walls are complete and exterior walls will be painted either today or tomorrow.

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May 5, 2017

The Contractor will not be working during the weekend, unsurfaced roads will be monitored and maintained when required.

Expect standard delays and single lane traffic today.

Trucks are removing excess material and hauling sand on Garnet Valley Road.

Crews continue to install 150mm irrigation and 80mm domestic watermains near 20650 Garnet Valley Road..

Removal of organic material and topsoil for road widening near 20818 Garnet Valley Road.

May 4, 2017

Expect standard traffic delays and single lane traffic.

Installing 150mm irrigation and 80mm domestic watermains north from 20010 Garnet Valley Road.

Road widening north of 20010 Garnet Valley Road.

Trucks delivering sand and hauling out material.

 
May 3, 2017

Expect standard delays and single lane traffic as domestic and irrigation water service piping preparations are being made near 19800 Garnet Valley Road and heading northwards.

Installation of 150mm irrigation and 80mm domestic watermains continues north of the new booster pumpstation near 19106 Garnet Valley Road, pictured below.

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Contractor is clearing and grubbing as the south bound lane of Garnet Valley Road 1 km north of the pumpstation is being prepared for widening.

Hauling sand and removing excess material from Garnet Valley Road throughout the day.


May 2, 2017

Expect standard delays and single lane traffic on Garnet Valley Road north of the new booster pumpstation.

Widening Garnet Valley Road north of the new booster pumpstation continues, pictured below.

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Installation of 150mm irrigation and 80mm domestic watermains beginning at the pumpstation and headed north, pictured below.

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Driveways are being tied in on Watson Avenue.

Grading and shaping Graham Street in preparation for asphalt.

May 1, 2017

Expect single lane traffic and minor delays on Garnet Valley Road as road works progress.

Clearing, grubbing and sub-base preparation continues on Garnet Valley Road, pictured below.

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Preparing road for asphalt on Graham Street, pictured below.

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Flushing and testing 300 mm irrigation watermain along Garnet Valley Road.

Preparing to tie-in driveways on Watson Avenue.

April 28, 2017

Expect single lane traffic and minor delays on Garnet Valley Road as road works progress.

Trucks are hauling sub-base gravels to Garnet Valley Road today, pictured below.

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Road widening continues along Garnet Valley Road south of the new booster pumpstation, pictured below.

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Contractor will not be working over the weekend

Unsurfaced roads will be monitored.


April 27, 2017

Expect single lane traffic and minor delays as road works progress.

Grubbing and clearing organic material from east and west sides of Garnet Valley Road continues, pictured below.

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Formation of shoulder and side slope along Garnet Valley Road where road has been widened.

Road gravelling at south end of Garnet Valley Road, up from Jones Flat Road.

Roof sheeting at new booster pumphouse completed, pictured below.

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April 26, 2017

Stripping, clearing and scaling rock continues along Garnet Valley Road from Jones Flat Road to the new booster pumpstation, pictured below.  Expect single lane traffic and standard delays.

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Shouldering on Jones Flat Road continues.

Installation of roof on the new booster pumpstation continues.

April 25, 2017 Construction Activities

Stripping organic material continues along Garnet Valley Road from Jones Flat Road to the new booster pumpstation near 19202 Garnet Valley Road, pictured below.  Expect single lane traffic and standard delays.

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Roof being installed on the new booster pumpstation, pictured below.

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Road shouldering continues on Jones Flat Road and on Watson Avenue.

April 25, 2017 Overview

Over the last two weeks the following work was completed:

  • Construction of the new pumphouse in the vicinity of 19008 and 19202 Garnet Valley Road
  • Paving on Jones Flat Road and the south end of Garnet Avenue
  • Paving on Washington Avenue

During the next two weeks, the following work is expected to be completed:

  • Disinfection, flushing and testing of the recently installed irrigation watermain on Garnet Valley Road between 17304 and 19202 Garnet Valley Road
  • Placement of shoulder gravels adjacent to roads that have recently been paved
  • Grinding and paving on Graham Street
  • Installation of new water service connection near 18418 and 18420 Garnet Valley Road
  • Road construction and paving on Garnet Valley Road between 17304 and 19202 Garnet Valley Road

April 24, 2017

Organic material is being removed from the east bank along Garnet Valley Road starting at Jones Flat and continuing north.  Expect single lane traffic and standard delays.

Block wall installation at the new booster pumpstation is almost complete, pictured below.

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Grading swale and shouldering on Washington Avenue.

Road shouldering on Watson Avenue.

April 21, 2017

Washington Avenue will be TEMPORARILY CLOSED this afternoon for paving.  Road will ONLY be open to local traffic and emergency vehicles.

Road shouldering on Tingley Street.

The reclaimer will be working on Graham Street milling asphalt.

Unsurfaced road areas will be graded this afternoon.

Stripping organic material along Garnet Valley Road, south of the booster pumpstation in preparation for road widening, pictured below.

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Masonry block wall installation continues at the booster pumpstation.

Contractor will not be working during the weekend, but unsurfaced road areas will be monitored.

April 20, 2017
Washington Avenue will not be paved today due to the weather.
Road shouldering work continues on Jones Flat Road, Blair Street, Garnet Avenue and Tingley Street.
Masonry block wall installation at booster pumpstation 
Ongoing pressure testing of the 300mm irrigation watermain on Garnet Valley Road. 

April 19, 2017

Washington Avenue is temporarily closed (open to local traffic and emergency vehicles ONLY), as it is being prepped for paving tomorrow, weather permitting.
Shoulders of roads are being gravelled on Jones Flat Road, Blair Street, Garnet Avenue and Tingley Street.
Floor is being poured today at the new booster pumpstation.
Pressure testing continues on the newly installed 300mm irrigation watermain on Garnet Valley Road.


April 18, 2017 udpated at 4:20 pm

Tingley Street, Garnet Avenue and Blair Street are paved and open to traffic.

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Paving on Blair Street earlier this afternoon.

April 18, 2017

Garnet Avenue, Tingley Street and Blair Street are temporarily closed today for paving, open to local traffic and emergency vehicles ONLY.

Jones Flat Road and Watson Avenue were paved April 17 and are now open to traffic.

Plumbing work and reinforcement of steel continues at the new booster pumpstation in the vicinity of 19106 Garnet Valley Road.  Pouring concrete floor tomorrow.

Repair work to culvert on Washington Avenue.

Testing continues on the 300mm irrigation watermain on Garnet Valley Road.

April 13, 2017 Update at 4:20 pm
Jones Flat Road will be opened to local traffic only from Thursday, April 13 to Monday, April 17, 2017.
Unsurfaced roads are being graded this afternoon.

April 13. 2017

The Contractor will not be working Good Friday, April 14 or on the weekend, work will commence Monday, April 17.

Jones Flat Road is TEMPORARILY CLOSED today.  Paving will begin next week, weather permitting.

Tingley Street, Blair Street and Garnet Avenue continue to be prepped for asphalt, pictured below.

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Unsurfaced roads will be graded this afternoon and maintained, if required, during the weekend.  

April 12, 2017

Jones Flat Road is TEMPORARILY CLOSED today as road cuts are still being prepped for asphalt, pictured below.  Paving will not take place today due to the weather.

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Road works continue on Garnet Avenue, Tingley Street and Watson Avenue in preparation for asphalt next week, pictured below.

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Testing continues on the 300mm irrigation watermain along Garnet Valley Road.

Form stripping at the new booster pumpstation continues.

April 11, 2017

Jones Flat Road is TEMPORARILY CLOSED today as it is being prepared for asphalt, pictured below.  It is anticipated that cuts made on Jones Flat Road from Garnet to Watson Avenue will be paved tomorrow, weather permitting.

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Contractor is saw cutting asphalt on Tingley Street, Blair Street and Garnet Avenue in preparation for asphalt.

Civic work and stripping forms at the new booster pumpstation, pictured below.

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April 10, 2017 Update

Jones Flat Road is temporarily closed for the day as gravel work and saw cutting asphalt continues in preparation for paving this week, weather permitting.  Local traffic and emergency vehicles only permitted.

Foundation walls will be poured today at the new booster pumpstation.

Extending 100mm irrigation watermain crossing near 18410 Garnet Valley Road.

Garnet Avenue between Tingley Street and Jones Flat Road is being widened, pictured below.

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April 7, 2017 at 1:05 pm


The Contractor will be grading unsurfaced roads in the construction area this afternoon.

Jones Flat Road is temporarily closed as indicated while the Contractor saw cuts asphalt in preparation for paving next week, weather permitting.

April 7, 2017

The Contractor will not be working this weekend.

Form work and installation of discharge and inlet piping at the new booster pumpstation.

Jones Flat Road and Watson Avenue are being prepared for paving next week, weather permitting. 

The 300mm irrigation watermain that runs from Garnet Valley Road at Jones Flat to just north of the new booster pumpstation near the vicinity of 19106 Garnet Valley Road is complete, pictured below.  Flushing and testing of irrigation watermain begins.

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April 5, 2017

Contractor will proceed with rock hammering as they have encountered trench rock where irrigation watermain is to be installed in the vicinity of 19104 Garnet Valley Road.

Individual irrigation services along Washington Avenue continue to be connected to the newly installed irrigation watermain on Washington.

Placing gravel at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Blair Street for future asphalt paving.

Asphalt has been milled from the new booster pumpstation at 19106 Garnet Valley Road to 20650 Garnet Valley Road.

Stripping forms at the new booster pumpstation, pictured below.

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April 4, 2017

Irrigation watermain installation continues north of 18707 Garnet Valley Road, pictured below.

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Concrete foundation and retaining wall will be poured today at the new booster pumpstation located at 19106 Garnet Valley Road.

Individual irrigation services on Washington Avenue are being connected to the new irrigation watermain.

Milling asphalt on Garnet Valley Road just north of the new booster pumpstation, pictured below.

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April 4, 2017

Over the last two weeks the following work was completed:

  • Construction of the new pump house in the vicinity of 19008 and 19202 Garnet Valley Road
  • Construction of the new watermain on Garnet Valley Road between 17304 Garnet Valley Road and 19202 Garnet Valley Road
  • Completion of the new water services on Washington Avenue
  • Maintenance of the roads impacted by previous construction

During the next two weeks the following work is expected to be completed:

  • Disinfection, flushing and testing of the recently installed watermain on Garnet Valley Road between 17304 Garnet Valley Road and 19202 Garnet Valley Road
  • Installation of new and replacement water services on Garnet Valley Road between 17304 Garnet Valley Road and 19202 Garnet Valley Road
  • Placing gravel and paving on Washington, Blair and Jones Flat Road
  • Road widening, where required, on Garnet Valley Road between 15802 and 19202 Garnet Valley Road
  • Placing gravel, and paving on Garnet Valley Road between 15802 and 19202 Garnet Valley Road
  • Continuing construction of the new pump house in the vicinity of 19008 and 19202 Garnet Valley Road

Please note that this schedule is weather dependent.

April 3, 2017

Irrigation watermain installation continues today in the vicinity of 18707 Garnet Valley Road and is heading northward.

Contractor is closing up forms for the concrete pour tomorrow at the new booster pumpstation.

Organics along the west side of 16612 Garnet Valley Road will be removed to facilitate road widening.

The two newly installed irrigation watermains at Washington and Blair will be connected today, pictured below. Individual irrigation services will also be connected to the new irrigation watermain on Washington Avenue.

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March 31, 2017

Irrigation watermain installation continues.  Individual irrigation services are being connected to the irrigation main south of 18420 Garnet Valley Road.

Concrete forms are being completed at the new booster pumpstation in preparation for next Tuesday’s concrete pour.

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Maintaining road, just north of Jones Flat Road

March 30, 2017

Irrigation watermain installation continues slowly today as the Contractor is encountering trench rock in the vicinity of 18420 Garnet Valley Road, see picture below.

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Individual irrigation services are being installed on the new irrigation watermain south of 18420 Garnet Valley Road.

Completion of rebar installation today at the new booster pumpstation.

Installation of hydrant near 18707 Garnet Valley Road, picture below.

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March 29, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

Connection of the new domestic watermain to the existing domestic watermain is complete at Watson and Jones Flat. Water services have been restored to residents along Jones Flat Road between Watson and Victoria.

March 29, 2017

Irrigation watermain installation continues today in the vicinity of 18410 Garnet Valley Road and is heading northward.

Reinforcing steel installation resumes at the new booster pumpstation.

Contractor is connecting the newly installed domestic watermain to the existing domestic watermain at Watson and Jones Flat.  Those residents affected by the water service disruption from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm today have been notified.

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Removal of large rock while excavating for the
irrigation watermain near 18410 Garnet Valley Road

March 28, 2017

Irrigation watermain installation continues today in the vicinity of 18406 Garnet Valley Road and moving northward.

Contractor will begin connecting individual irrigation services on the new irrigation watermain (noted above) starting at Jones Flat and Garnet Valley.

Forming and rebar installation for foundation walls continues at the new booster pumpstation.

Residents along Jones Flat Road between Watson and Victoria have received a hand delivered notice advising that there will be a water service disruption on Wednesday, March 29 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm in order to connect the newly installed domestic watermain to the existing domestic watermain at Watson and Jones Flat.

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Installation of 300 mm bend on irrigation
watermain complete with thrust block in the
vicinity of 18014 Garnet Valley Road

March 27, 2017

Right-of-way restoration along Jones Flat Road.

Installation of forms for the concrete walls at the new booster pumpstation continues on the east side of the road near 19106 Garnet Valley Road.

Irrigation watermain installation continues today in the vicinity of 18020 Garnet Valley Road and heading northward.  Trench rock encountered near 17812 Garnet Valley Road. Picture below shows rock being broken up with rock hammer.

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March 24, 2017

Contractor will not be working this weekend.

Completion of water service work along Jones Flat Road.

Installation of concrete forms for the walls of the new booster pumpstation located near 19106 Garnet Valley Road.

Irrigation watermain installation continues today in the vicinity of 17808 Garnet Valley Road and moving northward (picture below).

Installation of 300mm irrigation main near 17808 Garnet Valley Road


March 23, 2017

Over the last 2 weeks the following work has been completed:

  • Testing and flushing of the new watermain constructed on Washington Avenue and Jones Flat Road
  • Installation of new water services and connections to existing services on Washington Avenue and Jones Flat Road
  • Maintenance of the roads impacted by previous construction
  • Installation of new watermain along Garnet Valley Road from 16010 Garnet Valley Road to 17304 Garnet Valley Road
  • Construction of the foundation for the new pump house near 19106 Garnet Valley Road has begun.

During the next two weeks, the following work is expected to be completed:

  • Installation of the new watermain on Garnet Valley Road between 17304 Garnet Valley Road and 19202 Garnet Valley Road
  • Completion of the new water services installations on Washington Avenue
  • Construction of the new pump house will continue with pouring of the concrete footings
  • Continue to maintain roads impacted by previous construction

March 23, 2017

Irrigation watermain installation continues today, in the vicinity of 17418 Garnet Valley Road and moving northward.

Testing of irrigation main on Washington Avenue is ongoing.

Footings are being poured this afternoon at the new booster pumpstation site at 19106 Garnet Valley Road (picture below).

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March 22, 2017

Contractor is connecting new domestic watermain to the existing main at the corner of Garnet Avenue and Jones Flat Road.  Residents on Jones Flat Road from Garnet Avenue to Watson Avenue will be switched to the new watermain today.  Residents affected received a hand delivered notice on March 20.

Contractor continues to trench and install irrigation main starting in the vicinity of 17304 Garnet Valley Road and heading north.

Forming footings and tying rebar at the booster pumpstation site at 19106 Garnet Valley Road. 

Flushing new irrigation main on Washington Avenue.


March 21, 2017

Contractor is performing irrigation watermain trenching and installation beginning at 17216 Garnet Valley Road and northward.

Excavation and preparation for footings for the booster pumpstation at 19106 Garnet Valley Road.

Testing and disinfecting new irrigation watermain on Washington Avenue.

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March 14, 2017

Over the last two weeks the following work has been completed:

  • Installation of the new watermains at the east end of Blair Street and on Washington Avenue.
  • Asphalt milling on Garnet Valley Road north of Jones Flat Road.
  • Maintenance of the roads impacted by construction that occurred previously.
  • Locating of gas main along Garnet Valley Road.

During the next two weeks, the following work is expected to be completed:

  • Testing and flushing of the new watermain constructed on Washington Avenue and Jones Flat Road.
  • Installation of new water services and connections to existing services on Washington Avenue and Jones Flat Road.
  • Construction will begin on the new pumphouse which is located near 19106 Garnet Valley Road.
  • Installation of the new watermain on Garnet Valley Road will begin near Jones Flat Road.

February 28, 2017

Over the past two weeks Pyramid Excavating has resumed construction in the Jones Flat Road area. Installation of the new domestic watermain has been completed along Jones Flat Road and Watson Avenue. For the week of February 27, Pyramid expects to complete the following: - Water service installation along Jones Flat Road and Watson Avenue - Installation of new watermain and water services on Graham Street and Washington Avenue
- Preparation for construction on Garnet Valley Road

Pyramid expects the installation of the new watermain on Garnet Valley Road to begin the week of March 6, starting from where they left off in December 2016 near Jones Flat Road moving northwards.

February 14, 2017

Pyramid Excavation Ltd. will be working on Jones Flat Road this week between Garnet Valley Road and Watson Avenue.  They will be clearing snow along the proposed watermain alignment and digging test pits to check frost depths.  Pending the results of this investigation, construction may start next week.

Pyramid is planning to complete the work along Jones Flat Road, Watson Avenue and Graham Street before they continue working north up Garnet Valley Road.

December 20, 2016

Over the last two weeks the following work has been completed:

  • Connection of new water services along Garnet Avenue between Blair Street and Tingley Street, Tingley Street and Garnet Valley Road between Tingley Street and Jones Flat Road.
  • Connection of watermain between Blair Street and Garnet Avenue.
  • Installation of new watermain from Garnet Valley Road up the embankment to Jones Flat Road.
  • Road gravel installation on Garnet Avenue, Tingley Street and Garnet Valley Road to the intersection of Jones Flat Road.
  • Locating of gas main along Garnet Valley Road.

Due to the winter weather, construction stopped the week of December 12.  Construction is anticipated to begin again by February 2017.

December 2, 2016

Over the last 2 weeks the following work has been completed:

  • Connection of Blair Street watermain to Garnet Avenue and Washington Avenue.
  • Connection of new water services on Blair Street and partial roadway restoration to gravel surface.
  • Installation of new watermain and services along Garnet Valley Road from Tingley Street to 16010 Garnet Valley Road.
  • Road gravel installation on Garnet Avenue, Tingley Street and Garnet Valley Road to the intersection of Jones Flat Road.
  • Locating of gas main along Garnet Valley Road.

 During the next two weeks, the following work is expected to be completed:

  • Connection of new water services on Garnet Avenue, Tingley Street along Garnet Valley Road from Tingley Street to 16010 Garnet Valley Road.
  • Installation of new watermain up Jones Flat Road towards Watson Avenue.  This was originally scheduled for 2017; however, if the weather cooperates, the Contractor will begin construction on this section in 2016.
  • Asphalt removal along Garnet Valley Road from Jones Flat intersection to 17304 Garnet Valley Road (subject to weather and coordination with Fortis Gas).

Please note that this schedule is weather dependent.

November 22, 2016

At the Pre-construction Open House on November 3, the District introduced Pyramid Excavation Ltd. as the contractor that has been selected to complete this project.

Since the open house, construction has started in the Jones Flat area where the following work has been completed:
  • Installation of new watermain along Blair Street, Garnet Avenue and Tingley Street.
  • Installation of new services on Blair Street, Garnet Avenue and Tingley Street.
  • Testing of watermain on Blair Street.
  • Road gravel installation on Blair Street, Garnet Avenue and Tingley Street.
  • Locating of gas main along Garnet Valley Road.
During the next two weeks, the following work is expected to be completed:
  • Installation of new watermain and services along Garnet Valley Road from Tingley Street to 16808 Garnet Valley Road.
  • Asphalt removal along Garnet Valley Road from Jones Flat intersection to 17304 Garnet Valley Road.
  • Testing of watermain along Garnet Avenue, Tingley Street, Garnet Valley Road to Jones Flat Road
  • Connection of Blair Street watermain to Garnet Avenue.
  • Connection of new water services on Blair Street and restoration of boulevard areas.

August 4 and November 3, 2016 Open House information

The District of Summerland is pleased to announce that the contract has been awarded for the Jones Flat and Garnet Valley Water System Separation Project and we are set to move forward with this exciting project.