Update – February 2018
Last month crews successfully completed the cofferdam, a watertight enclosure pumped dry to permit construction work below the waterline, and prepared the subgrade of the new pump station. This month we’re aiming to complete approximately 70% of the concrete structure of the new station.
The Wood Street Drainage Pump Station, built in 1976, is one of four perimeter drainage pump stations located in Queensborough. The replacement of the pump station is required due to the aging pumps and structure as well as increasing pump capacity to accommodate community urbanization and population growth. The new pump station will be constructed adjacent to the existing station and it will include new pumps, new electrical and control building with decorative metal cladding and green roof, viewing platform, generator and landscaping features.
As part of this project, the surrounding area adjacent to the pump station will be improved by 250 timber piles driven 10 meters below ground to densify potentially liquefiable deposits.
During construction from August 2017 to spring 2018 there will be no access along the adjacent dike recreational trail in order to ensure pedestrian safety. Also, Wood Street access road, north of Boyd Street, will be closed during construction. If special consideration is required please contact the City’s project manager. We will endeavour to minimize disruptions, however, as with a project of this nature, some disruption is inevitable.