Update – May 2018
Over the past few weeks progress has been made on a number of fronts and the warmer weather should help things along! The pump station’s concrete structure is nearly complete with ground densification approximately 65% complete. The installation of the mechanical components is now underway.
In the coming weeks we hope to near completion on the mechanical components and ground densification. At this point, the generator and electrical work should be underway as well.
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.