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Fundy Quay Enters Construction Phase

By Tamara Steele Sep 26, 2022 | 8:23 AM

You will notice changes at Market Slip in Saint John as the construction phase for Fundy Quay ramps up.

The development project includes retail, residential, and commercial spaces, several interactive and accessible public spaces, and an extension of Harbour Passage.

Brent McGovern, the city’s Commissioner of Utilities and Infrastructure. said essential items were purchased for the project in advance to avoid large price increases.

“We actually procured those this spring and early summer so the supply of them would not delay the construction of the project. So that was done for six of the key components of the public space,” McGovern said.

McGovern said work on the seawall is scheduled to wrap in October.

The summer months also included site work and grading.

Preparation for the new boardwalk patios starts in the next six weeks.

“[We’re] starting to prepare all the underground work that is necessary for the patios to be constructed complete with enclosures,” McGovern said.

McGovern said work will continue through the winter and next year.

The new boardwalk patios should be open for the 2023 summer season while the Harbour Passage extension will be completed by the end of next year.

“The intention is to wrap up the project by December 31st, 2023,” McGovern said.

McGovern said things continue to advance with respect to the private sector development,

The developers have looked at their design and considered what modifications may be necessary to bring better value to their project.

They are looking to have some servicing work completed, review designs, and do some onsite testing this fall in order to be ready for construction next spring, he said.

McGovern encouraged the public to check out the Shape Your City Saint John website where they can get updates, see renderings and ask questions.

 

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