Main Street Streetscape Redevelopment - Phase II

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Beginning in September of 2020, work will get underway on the “Main Street Streetscape Redevelopment - Phase II” as part of the Town’s Downtown Blueprint released in 2010. This major redevelopment project will see important work done above and below ground on Main Street, from Parade Street to John Street. Excavation to replace more of the 100-year-old sewer and underground infrastructure will begin in September.

The project will be completed in two stages. The first will see the complete replacement of sewer and water infrastructure. Much like the Glebe Street sewer separation project, this stage involves replacing the combined rock

Beginning in September of 2020, work will get underway on the “Main Street Streetscape Redevelopment - Phase II” as part of the Town’s Downtown Blueprint released in 2010. This major redevelopment project will see important work done above and below ground on Main Street, from Parade Street to John Street. Excavation to replace more of the 100-year-old sewer and underground infrastructure will begin in September.

The project will be completed in two stages. The first will see the complete replacement of sewer and water infrastructure. Much like the Glebe Street sewer separation project, this stage involves replacing the combined rock sewer with separate sanitary and storm pipes and the installation of a new water service line. By separating the storm water from the sanitary line, the load on the Town’s treatment plant is reduced, as clean rainwater flows directly to the harbour. This reduces electricity use at the plant and the overall level of annual “GHGs” (greenhouse gases) emitted by the town. On the surface, new curbs will be built to accommodate future bumpouts and the entire section of street will receive new asphalt.

The second stage of the project will begin in early spring 2021, and will breathe new life into another section of Main Street. Features will include sidewalk bumpouts enhanced with unique “kitchen party” seating, a new bus shelter, “green” technology planting beds, bike racks, new lighting, and the display of public art. The new streetscape will also provide a dedicated pedestrian clear zone with increased accessibility and the retention of on-street parking. The design concept was developed by Fathom Studio and is a continuation of the theme from Main Street’s Phase 1 Streetscape project completed in 2017. You may visit the project page, view the design in the PDF file "Yarmouth Main Street Council Presentation.pdf" in the "Documents" section to the upper right, or watch the video presentation in the "Videos" section to the upper right.

This page has been created to serve as a primary source of information on the project. Our goal is to provide timely updates on progress, answers to your questions, specifics on work being done, and more. While we also plan to communicate through the Town of Yarmouth website, social media and local media, we hope this project page will serve to guide business owners, residents, and visitors on this very important project as it unfolds.

Keeping you informed

We are currently in the early planning stages, so we can’t give you exact dates when we will do the work. We will deliver detailed information to your business closer to the proposed construction date.

If you would like to speak with us about this work, please contact:

Natalie Smith, Economic Development
902-742-1505 x255

Town of Yarmouth social media links for regular updates:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TownofYarmouth/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TownOfYarmouth

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