The City of Moose Jaw Infrastructure Renewal Program is scheduled to begin May 6 on the zero block of Main Street North. 

Construction is slated to take place on Main Street North from Manitoba Street to River Street to replace failing cast iron water main pipes. There will also be paving from Manitoba Street to Fairford Street. 

To help reduce the impact on local businesses, city council had recently given an exemption to the city’s noise bylaw to allow for construction between 5 a.m. and midnight. 

A pair of open houses were held for affected businesses. At issue was whether the construction would continue into the summer and impact businesses at the height of tourism season. 

However, the city is emphasizing to residents and tourists that all businesses will be open during construction and access will be available via sidewalks and temporary walkways. 

The city also announced that Phase Nine of the Infrastructure Renewal Program begins this week on the 1100 block of Coteau Street Southwest 

Coteau Street will be closed from 11th Avenue to 12th Avenue. The 12th Avenue intersection will be closed by the 11th Avenue intersection will remain open so detours will be in place. 

Crews will continue to complete Phase Eight work from 2023 that was delayed due to weather. This includes the 500 to 800 blocks of Fairford Street West and 16th Avenue Northwest from Caribou Street to Stadacona Street. 

Drivers are reminded to obey all traffic signage and exercise caution in construction zones. 

Details on the Infrastructure Renewal Program can be found on the City of Moose Jaw website