Pitt Street/Napean Street Reconstruction Project

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This webpage is provided to update residents of the Town of Port Hawkesbury on the Pitt Street / Napean Street Reconstruction Project.  This site will be updated as important milestones are reached or new information and updates are to be shared with the public.  


The Town of Port Hawkesbury is rebuilding Pitt Street and Napean Street based on a project budget of 4.6 million dollars.  The work will include the total rebuild of both streets including replacement of all buried water mains, sanitary and storm sewers, replacement of road gravel and asphalt, as well as concrete sidewalks and curb and gutterage.  Also included in the scope of work is replacement of all lot services, connection to existing municipal infrastructure, landscaping, removal of existing manholes, catch basins and hydrants, addition of many new trees.

This project was selected for support from the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund and will receive funding from both the federal (50%) and provincial (25%) governments. 

The Town has hired Strait Engineering Ltd to complete the design and oversee the project.  Allsteel Coatings Ltd has been awarded the construction contract.


The construction work is scheduled to begin in September 2017, and finish on or before March 2018.  Like any project, changes to the schedule may occur and the Town will keep residents informed of any such changes.

(UPDATE:  September 28th, 2017

Residents of the Town of Port Hawkesbury are advised that the construction contractor will be opening an additional work front early next week. This crew will begin asphalt and concrete removals at the Pitt St. / Napean St. / Bernard St. intersection working along Napean Street only.

Residents in the area are asked to not park on the street while work is conducted adjacent to their property.)

The Town would like to thank residents for their ongoing patience during this project and apologize for any inconvenience.


Click here for frequently asked questions


A public consultation meeting was conducted on Wednesday, August 23rd at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre Bear Head Room.  Information was provided to residents relating to the project scope and review of construction plans.  


The Project Manager is Jason MacMillan, CET
Phone:  902-625-7899
Mobile:  902-631-0871
Email:  jmacmillan@townofph.ca

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