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Water and Road Renewal 2022

The City of Thompson is going to be undertaking three major projects over the next five years augmented by funding from the Investing in Canada's Infrastructure Program: road renewal, water and sewer renewal, and the Thompson Aquatic Centre. Here you'll be able to find project overviews, expected schedules, and up-to-date notices about service interruptions due to the project.

IMPORTANT: Excavation in Deerwood starts on August 8, 2022. This will create significant road closures and changes to residential parking. Read more here.

Project Contacts

Mike Webb
Engineering Technician
204-307-1064

Lyle Safronetz
Director of Development & Technical Services
204-677-7922

Water and Sewer Renewal 2022

Deerwood Drive
Beaver Crescent to Caribou Crescent
July 17, 2022 - September 2022

Juniper Drive
Oak Street to Selkirk Avenue
August 8, 2022 -October 2022

The City of Thompson is carrying out its annual water and sewer main renewal program. We are renewing water and sewer mains along Deerwood Drive between its intersections with Beaver Crescent to Caribou Crescent, and replacing a water main along Juniper Drive between its intersections with Oak Street to Selkirk Avenue. 

The goal is to improve the water distribution system and drinking water quality. This project is part of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP).

Future public service announcements will be released when we have updated start dates and other information regarding the work. Your co-operation and patience during the construction period is crucial and appreciated.

The project includes:

  • Replacing water mains and sanitary mains;
  • Replacing private water and sewer services up to the property line;
  • Restoring areas disturbed during construction.

Road Renewal 2022

Nelson Road (Mystery Lake Road – Station Road)
Beaver Crescent
Elk Bay
Cariboo Road
Lynx Crescent
Fox Bay
Wolf Street (Deerwood Drive – Burntwood Road)
Wolf Street (Wolf Street – Arctic Drive)
Coral Crescent

Tender Pending: Estimated Start Date Mid-August

The City of Thompson is carrying out its annual road renewal program.

The goal is to improve road conditions and reduce the incidence of pot holes every spring. This project is part of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP).

Future public service announcements will be released when we have updated start dates and other information regarding the work. Your co-operation and patience during the construction period is crucial and appreciated.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does Deerwood Drive need all of these above ground pipes, and Juniper Drive doesn't?

The new water main on Deerwood Drive is being installed in the same place as the old water main: that means that there will be an extended period of time when there is no water main to deliver water to residents, so more homes need to be connected to above-ground pipes.

On Juniper Drive, the new water main is being installed on the opposite side of the road. That means that the old water main can continue to do it's job as normal until the new water main is ready to be connected. There will still be a few homes in the Juniper area that will need temporary hook-ups, but it will only be a handful of homes, and it will only be for a week or two.

What if my driveway is blocked, or if my water needs to be shut off?

Our contractors are obligated to provide 24 hours notice for any disruption that lasts longer than 6 hours, and they'll notify residents directly by door-to-door notifications. If a water main needs to be isolated for a very long time, the contractor will install above-ground water hook-ups to maintain running water service.

If your driveway is blocked for an extended period of time, we'll work with contractors to find an alternative parking solution.

We'll also share any shut-offs, traffic disruptions, and other important notices through social media, our website, and through the radio and newspaper where possible. We'll also use Thompson Connect, which can deliver notifications right to your email inbox or your text messages. Sign up here!

I have decorations or structures in front of my building that are technically on public land. Will these be impacted?

Planted landscaping, fences, irrigation systems or other physical features in front of your home/building may be impacted by construction if placed within the City’s property limits. Residents/businesses are advised to remove these items prior to the beginning of construction in order to avoid unnecessary damage. The City will not be responsible for damage to any privately owned items installed on the City’s property.

What if the contractor needs to rip up my lawn or my driveway?

All driveways, curbs, and lawns will be repaired using the same materials and construction as the original structure that had to be removed. If you had a concrete driveway, you'll get a concrete driveway, etc.

I'd like to replace my private water service connection. What are my options?

If you are considering replacing the privately-owned section of the water service connection to your home/business, it is recommended that you obtain at least three quotes from licensed contractors before deciding which company to hire, or owners may contact the same contractor retained by the City to obtain an estimate for replacing the private portion of the water service at the same time as the public portion.

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