Robert Angus Drive will be reduced to two lanes on Nov. 29 as workers from Maritech Construction Inc. begin to install a pressure reducing valve chamber that is part of Amherst’s $5.5-million reservoir replacement project.
The lane reduction will take place in the area between the Access Nova Scotia and the Nissan dealership while workers excavate the site for the chamber.
All three lanes will be closed in the same area on Nov. 30, beginning at 6 p.m. when Maritech workers use a crane to lower the chamber into the pit. The work is expected to take about four hours to complete.
While the road will be closed, local traffic will be able to access Robert Angus Drive from Church Street in order to get to the businesses located between the Pharmasave and Access Nova Scotia. Traffic will also be able to access Robert Angus Drive from South Albion Street in order to get to businesses between South Albion Street and Tantramar Motors.
The chamber is the third of four pressure reducing valve chambers that are being installed as part of the reservoir replacement project. The first chamber was installed on Church Street. Work on that part of the project wrapped up on Nov. 9.
The second chamber was installed on Willow Street. Work on that project is nearing completion. A chlorine line was installed on Nov. 28 and paving of the cut will take place on Nov. 29.
The final chamber will be installed near the intersection of MacDonald Road and Highway 204.