Heavy machinery works away at the corner of 2nd Ave. W. and 10th St. W. on Thursday, July 25, 2019 in Owen Sound, Ont. The work is part of the city’s horseshoe water main replacement project. Rob Gowan/The Owen Sound Sun Times/Postmedia Network
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A stretch of 10th Street West is expected to be closed a week longer than originally planned.The area of 10th Street West around 2nd Avenue West was closed on July 17 as part of the city’s horseshoe watermain upgrade project. Originally the intersection and the area around it was expected to be closed until this Friday, but on Thursday the extended the closure for an additional week until Aug. 2.The city said in a news release that the closure would allow all work in the affected area to be completed at once, “avoiding future closures on 10th Street during this phase of the project.”It is preparatory work for the 10th Street Bridge replacement, scheduled to start in September and wrap up by the end of 2020.The watermain work involves replacing water mains in the 900 block of both 2nd and 3rd avenues west and the 200 block of 9th St. W. as well as installing new main in the 900 block of 1st Ave. E.The work, being done by MacDonnell Excavating, will ensure the city provides adequate water supply to the west side during and after the bridge work.Detours around the work have been put in place for motorists and will continue.Detour 1 for light vehicles heading eastbound begins at 10th St. W. and 3rd Ave. W. and takes motorists south along 3rd Ave. W. to 9th St. W, then easterly along 9th St. W. to 1st Ave. W. and finally northerly along 1st Ave. W. to 10th St. W.Detour 2 for light vehicles travelling westbound begins at 10th St. W. and 1st Ave. W., heads north on 1st Ave. W. to 14th St. W., west along 14th St. W. to Alpha Street and then southerly along Alpha Street to 9th Ave. W. and 10th St. W.All trucks are asked to use Detour 2.Information on all municipal road closures is available at https://municipal511.ca/, while details on the horseshoe watermain project can be found on the city’s website.