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city block featCity officials report that Phase 1 of the 3rd Avenue East (Grey Road 15) reconstruction project will commence April 14, 2015.

The City anticipates that Phase 1 of this extensive project will require four to five weeks to complete. Phase 1 is the realignment of 3rd Avenue East and East Bayshore Road intersection.

This stage of the reconstruction will be controlled by Traffic Control Persons allowing the contractor to leave 3rd Avenue East open to through traffic until Phase 2 begins.

Further communication with the public will be provided prior to the start of Phase 2, at which time 3rd Avenue East will be closed to through traffic and the detours will be in full effect. Construction activities are expected to be completed in the Fall of 2015.

update-ice-featThe City of Owen Sound Water Department would like to remind residents that if you require potable water and/or showers due to frozen services, the Bayshore and the YMCA are still available to assist you.

For residents who have had frozen services, please be advised that you can still access water at the following locations:

• Harry Lumley Bayshore at 1900 3rd Ave E, Owen Sound (bring your own jug/container)

• Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre at 700 10th Street East (bring your own jug/container)

Showers are available at the Recreation Centre. Residents are required to supply their own towels, soaps, and shampoo. The YMCA's hours are as follows:

Monday to Friday 5:45 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Saturdays 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Sundays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Water Department continues to ask homeowners and businesses that have either been contacted by City Staff or are on the run water map located on our website, to continue running water from one tap only, about the size of a pencil, 1⁄2 inch diameter (about 1 cup (250 ml) of water in 10 seconds) until further notice. At which time, homeowners and businesses will be notified by the City Water Department to discontinue running their water.Your billing will reflect average historical usage during this time period, and will not include this extra water.

Please visit the City's website www.owensound.ca and click on the "Frozen Water Services" button for more information, including a map of the run water areas.

For more information, please contact the Public Works Department at phone number 519-376-4274.

bulbs featThe first Household Hazardous Waste Day of 2015 will be held at the Public Works Facility at 1900 20th Street East from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, 2015.
This very popular program is open to residents from the following municipalities in 2015:
City of Owen Sound
Township of Georgian Bluffs
Municipality of Grey Highlands
Municipality of Meaford
Municipality of West Grey

city block featThe City of Owen Sound Public Works will be restricting traffic on 10th Street West from 1st Avenue East to 2nd Avenue West to one lane in each direction for watermain repairs. This temporary lane closure will be in effect until later in the week.
Traffic can use 9th Street West hill to avoid 10th Street West congestion until the watermain repairs are completed.

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