October 30, 2017
On the south portion of Argyle Street, crews poured concrete curbs on corner of Sackville, outside the Residence Marriott. A concrete base for public art was installed. Trees installation began in soil cells and planters.
On Argyle north, roadway pavers were laid up to Prince. A pedestrian ramp was installed at Sackville and Argyle, next to the Nova Centre. Light canopy wires were hung and installation of canopy lights is in progress.
On Prince, concrete was poured for the sidewalk bump-out at the corner outside St. Paul’s Church.
Asphalt resurfacing was completed at Argyle/Blowers and Argyle/Prince intersections.
October 23, 2017
Grafton Street is now officially open to motorists. https://www.halifax.ca/home/news/grafton-portion-shared-streetscape-project-now-open-traffic
Pavers were completed on the north end of street. Planters and trees were installed. Street signs were installed. Crews have demobilized equipment.
On the south block of Argyle Street, west sidewalk excavation is now complete. The west sidewalk is fine graded up to East of Grafton. Sand bedding has been laid and pavers are now being installed. Soil cells were completed, with tree collars and grates installed. The corner outside Neptune Theatre is nearly completed with paving stones.
On the north block of Argyle, concrete curbs were installed on the northwest corner outside the Nova Centre. Details with paving stones around valve boxes were completed. The remainder of street lights were installed. Light bollards were also installed.
On Prince Street 80% of the new curb and sidewalk were installed.
October 16, 2017
On the south block of Argyle, soil cells were completed and backfilled down to the Residence Inn Marriott. Concrete collars were poured at tree locations. Fine grading took place up to the Loose Cannon and this area is now ready for paving stones. The corner in front of Neptune theatre was backfilled and curbs were poured. This area is now ready for paving stones.
On Argyle north, crews excavated for the curb line near Prince. Light bollards were installed and general site cleanup took place.
On Grafton Street, paver installation continued. Street furniture was also installed. Concrete curb headers. Pedestrian ramps and tactile bumps were installed near Carmichael.
October 10, 2017
Soil cell excavation continued on the south block of Argyle this week, which has involved breaking shallow bedrock. Soil cells were installed in front of Bitter End and East of Grafton. Excavation and backfilling took place outside Subway and this corner is now ready for bricks. At Sackville and Argyle, backfilling and grading took place outside Neptune Theatre.
On Argyle North, new bike racks and benches have been installed. Crews began backfilling areas outside the Nova Centre, across from Durty Nelly’s. Pavers will follow later this week.
On Grafton Street, a concrete step was replaced at the Sonco building. Pavers were installed northbound on the east sidewalk up to the Taboo entrance.
Curbs were also poured on Carmichael Street.
October 2, 2017
On the south block of Argyle Street, excavation of the west sidewalk began. A gateway sign base was poured near Subway. Bedrock has been encountered, requiring rock-breaking to create space for soil cells.
On the north block of Argyle Street, pavers were laid along the east side buildings up to the Carleton.
On Grafton, the concrete step outside the Sonco building was removed to integrate with the streetscape. Grading took place from the Wooden Monkey to the Sonco building. Excavation of the east sidewalk continued up to Taboo’s entrance.
September 25, 2017
On the south section of Argyle Street, paving stones were laid on the east sidewalk area up to Neptune Theatre. Excavation began at southeast corner of Sackville and Argyle, preparing for installation of a gateway sign and sidewalk “bump out”.
On the north portion of Argyle, treatment of the remaining old coal chutes was completed. Exposed foundations were waterproofed and concrete edge walls were installed. Sidewalk areas were backfilled up to the Carleton. Paving stones were laid up to Biscuit General Store.
On Grafton Street, concrete curbs were installed outside the Midtown Tavern. Excavation began over the east sidewalk area outside the Wooden Monkey moving north up to Avis Car Rental.
Curbs and sidewalks are now in place on Carmichael Street outside Scotiabank Centre.
September 18, 2017
On the south portion of Argyle Street, landscaping crews laid paving stones over the east side pedestrian area as far as Neptune Theatre. Paving stones were mortared to the trench drain.
Sidewalk excavation continued on the north section of Argyle past Lot Six. Old coal chutes were adjusted and covers were prepared and will be installed this week.
On Grafton Street, sidewalk excavation continued outside the Midtown Tavern. Traffic access to the Prince George Hotel parking garage and Avis was switched to the Prince Street side to allow work to continue on the north end of the block.
Crews excavated the new sidewalk and curb line on the north side of Carmichael Street. The concrete sidewalk is being finished on Monday. Brick pavers will be installed later.
September 11, 2017
An all-day site cleanup took place early in the week.
On the south section of Argyle, a concrete edge was poured in front of the Argyle Bar and Grill. Fine grading was completed over 75 per cent of east sidewalk. The electrical contractor began adjustments on the final two power vaults – these should be completed this week.
The north portion of Argyle saw further excavation in front of Lot Six, wall drain installation and backfilling. A concrete edge was poured outside Biscuit General Store. Landscaping crews began installing tree grates. The contractor also completed a private water service lateral upgrade.
On Grafton Street, pavers were installed over half of the area in front of the entrance to the Prince George Hotel parking garage. Tree grates were installed. Work also began on the north side Carmichael Street sidewalk. One day of work was lost due to heavy rain on September 7.
September 5, 2017
On the south portion of Argyle Street, wall drain installation was completed outside Argyle Bar and Grill and the former Flip Burger. A coal chute cover was installed in front of Argyle Bar and Grill. Electrical contractors adjusted the height of one of three Nova Scotia power vaults outside Neptune Theatre. Sidewalk grading also continued.
The north section of Argyle saw further sidewalk excavation on the east side. Waterproofing and wall drain installation took place in front of Durty Nelly’s. Final grading began in preparation for sidewalk paving stones.
On Grafton Street, landscaping crews laid brick pavers over the west side pedestrian area up to the Prince George Hotel parking garage entrance.
August 28, 2017
On the south portion of Argyle, gas laterals were installed outside the Neptune Theatre and the Argyle Bar and Grill. Sidewalk excavation continued outside the Argyle Bar and Grill, where two underground cavities were uncovered. Walkway paving stones were installed at corner of Blowers and Argyle.
On Argyle north, roadway pavers are now complete up to Prince Street. Pavers were installed at the north-east corner of Argyle and Sackville streets. On the Nova Centre side, street lights were removed and replaced with temporary lighting.
Trench drain installation is complete on Grafton Street. Roadway grading took place and west-side curbs are now complete up to the Prince George parkade. Sidewalk excavation began on the west side. Roadway and sidewalk pavers are now being installed.
August 21, 2017
This past week on the south portion of Argyle Street, sidewalk excavation began on the east side of the street. Access ramps were installed to facilitate business access and a concrete barrier was poured next to the wall foundation of 1565 Argyle Street (former Flip Burger). Depending on the subsurface conditions next to individual buildings, there will be a variety of approaches for finishing the work adjacent to existing structures.
On the north section of Argyle, roadway paving stones were installed on 75 per cent of the street.
Sidewalk excavation began outside of Durty Nelly’s. This area has been backfilled and paving stones will be installed early this week.
On Grafton Street, concrete was poured for the rolled curbs and trench drains. Grading also took place.
- August 14, 2017 - Last week, work began to replace the east sidewalk on the south section of Argyle Street, starting at Blowers Street. With work beginning to replace the sidewalks, we entered a new phase of construction where pedestrian access will be changing frequently. We are working with the contractor to ensure the best possible pedestrian access is maintained. A portable bridge or ramp will be the standard way to maintain access to businesses as work continues over sidewalk areas. The method may change depending on the business location and its number of entrances.
On the north section of Argyle Street, concrete curb headers were installed at Sackville Street. Following this work, bedding sand and pavers will be laid on this section of Argyle Street.
On Grafton Street, gravel and grading took place. Trench drain installation stared on the north section of the street.
- August 8, 2017 - Last week, paving stone installation began over the south portion of Argyle Street, moving north from Blowers Street. On the north section of Argyle Street, a catch basin was installed and concrete curb corners were also poured at Sackville Street. The next section of Grafton Street has now been fully excavated. Sub-drain installation has began and additional concrete light bases were poured.