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Road Closures on King Drive and 2nd Street W for Water Maintenance

Updated Friday, June 15, 2018 - 9:45 am

The Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory issued for King Drive and 2nd Street West is NO LONGER IN EFFECT. All properties have been reconnected to permanent lines and Saskatchewan Water Security Agency has verified that all water quality tests pass provincial regulations.


Updated Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 5:00 pm

Water main pipe replacement is now complete along King Drive and 2nd Street West. Concrete crews have begun to break up sidewalk to prepare for reconstruction. Please note that travel is still not permitted along King Drive and the portion of 2nd Street West from King Drive to Carmichael Avenue.


Updated Friday, June 8, 2018 - 3:40 pm

A portion of 2nd Street West (from King Drive to Carmichael Avenue) is now closed to general traffic as crews move on to the next stage of excavation for water main replacement. Crews are scheduled to work over the weekend to install the new pipe.

Water main replacement along King Drive is mostly complete and residents are now being connected to permanent water supply again. A Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory remains in effect until water quality tests have been successfully approved by the Saskatchewan Water Security Agency.


Posted June 4, 2018

As of Monday, June 4, a road closure is in effect for King Drive as excavation work gets underway for the scheduled water main replacement. 2nd Street West is still open for traffic and is expected to close later this week from King Drive to Carmichael Avenue.

 Temporary water service lines have been installed on all King Drive properties and a Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory is now in effect. The Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory also includes the following addresses whose water service was disrupted but are not on a temporary water line: 801 9th Street West, and 800-810 (even numbers only) 8th Street West.


Residents are required to use the back alley as they will not have access to their driveways or sidewalks until after infrastructure work is complete. Back alley garbage and recycle collection also commences this week. Please place ALL carts on the King Drive side of the 2nd Street back lane. It is also a very good idea for residents to make note of their serial number and record to prevent mix ups when they collect their carts. Cart pick-up should continue on curbside front pickup on 2nd Street until the roadway closes.


Map of Planned 2018 Water Main Replacement

Following excavation of King Drive and 2nd Street West, water main replacement is expected to take five or six days to complete. Sidewalk, curb and gutter work will commence after water main replacements are complete.


 Approximately $1.08 million will be invested in water main, sidewalk, and road infrastructure repair this year, primarily on King Drive and 2nd Street West (from Carmichael Avenue to King Drive) with some additional sidewalk sections and asphalt patching in priority areas throughout town.


Affected residents will be notified and are encouraged to be aware of the following information for the duration of the infrastructure work:

Water Main Replacement

  • You will be notified with a red door hanger immediately before work begins and will be connected to a temporary water supply for the duration of the replacement work. If required, property owners will be contacted by the Town of Kindersley to schedule an appointment to have their sewer line inspected. This will ensure there are no blockages that may cause issues after water main replacement is complete.
  • Please make sure taps are accessible and functioning so that temporary water service can be connected.
  • Once temporary water service is connected:
    Flush your water taps thoroughly as the temporary line will be heavily chlorinated. The temporary water line is not connected to your water meter so you will not be charged for your water use at this time.
  • One permanent water service lines are reconnected:
    Please follow the Precautionary Drinking Water Advisory instructions outlined on the red door hanger you received.
  • A green door hanger will be issued once water quality tests have been received confirming that boiling water is no longer necessary.

Sidewalk, Curb and Gutter, Asphalt Paving

  • Please remove your vehicles from the street and your driveway in order for sidewalk replacement to proceed. Sidewalks will be inaccessible during reconstruction. Vehicles left obstructing Town contractors could be subject to towing. Allow seven (7) days for sidewalks to cure before driving on the curb. Fresh sidewalks can be walked on after 24 hours.
  • Mark any underground sprinklers on your boulevard or within two (2) metres from the sidewalk.
  • Move garbage, recycle, and compost carts to the back alley until infrastructure work is complete. There will be periods during street reconstruction when access to driveways will be limited. Back lanes can be used as access during construction.


Read more about the Town of Kindersley's Asset Management Plan and Road Work Priority Plan.


Date Updated: June 25, 2018 - 10:58 AM