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Public information meeting set for Monday on phase two of Sackville's Lorne Street project

Crandall Engineering’s drawing of the new plan for flood control in the Lorne Street and St. James Street area.
Crandall Engineering’s drawing of the new plan for flood control in the Lorne Street and St. James Street area. - Contributed

Residents invited to find out more about project timeline, construction schedule

SACKVILLE, N.B. – Sackville residents who want to learn more about the work that’s about to get under way on Lorne Street to help ease flooding in Sackville are in luck. The town has organized a public information session on the project for Monday, Jan. 7, starting at 6:30 p.m. at town hall.

“The meeting on Monday night will be an opportunity for residents to hear about the overall project scope and construction schedule associated with phase 2,” said Jamie Burke, senior manager of corporate projects for the town.

“Our consultants will be present to lead the session and answer any questions. Overall, it’s a chance for residents – especially those who live in the area - to understand what will happen and when, so that they can be informed and know what to expect as construction gets underway.”

Sackville town council awarded the contract last month, at a cost of $1.985 million, to Birch Hill Construction Ltd. of Moncton for the flood control project, which will see construction of a new naturalized storm water retention pond, featuring walkways around it, in an area off of St. James Street. Also included in the project will be a smaller settling pond off Lorne Street in the Dufferin Street area.

In a notice on the town of Sackville website, it states that residents can expect to see some pre-construction activities by Birch Hill happening this week (Jan. 2-4), including the establishment of a temporary construction office, the arrival of heavy equipment, as well as the arrival of other materials as they prepare for construction.


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