An update from the folks at City Hall:
The upgrade work on the Infrastructure Stimulus Funded West Cell of the Hillcrest Reservoir has now been completed and Alberici Constructors, the contractor demobilized from the site in February.
Next steps include tendering for construction of the new Highland Gardens Park Water Booster Pumping Station (early Summer 2012) and for the remainder of the Hillcrest Reservoir Condition Upgrades work (early 2013). A CLC meeting will be held before the design of the Pumping Station is finalized (tentatively in late June). Field work on the Pumping Station will begin in Fall 2012, and on the remaining Reservoir upgrades in early 2013.
There will likely be no work done in the rest of the park during much of 2012, as well as much of 2013.
The existing material laydown and storage area will remain in place at the east end of the park for the use of both upcoming contracts, and there will be contractor activity again at the east end of Hillcrest Avenue beginning in Fall 2012 for the new Pumping Station.
The rest of Highland Gardens Park will be accessible to the public most of the time. Sometime in early 2013, the remainder of the park access stairs at Mountain and Hillcrest Avenues will be demolished, a new 750 mm diameter trunk watermain will be constructed from there diagonally across the east end of the park (roughly parallel to, but diverging slightly away from, Hillcrest Avenue) in order to meet the Reservoir access road at approximately the location of the existing material laydown and storage area. A new set of park access stairs will be constructed to meet modern standards.
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