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Quebec Avenue closed for infrastructure upgrades

For immediate release: September 5, 2018 - 2:09pm

Sections of Quebec Avenue will be closed starting Thursday, September 6th to allow crews to upgrade underground fire hydrant infrastructure along the roadway, including the replacement of one 65 year-old cast iron fire hydrant. This work is expected to take about one month to complete barring unforeseen circumstances or weather delays.

Closures will be staggered between 33rd and 40th streets to minimize the impact to road users, however delays can be expected around the detours while work is underway.

Upgrades will include replacing connecting infrastructure between hydrants and watermains from cast iron to Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC). This is part of the city’s commitment to upgrade all watermain infrastructure to current standards.

This work is being done in advance of upcoming road resurfacing work. Completing these upgrades at the same time will reduce the overall costs and decrease the impact to those who use the roadway.

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For more details on construction projects, refer to the Road Restrictions and Construction Projects interactive map. Daily detour updates can be found at or by following @YXEServiceAlert on Twitter.