Forthcoming Dike Work To Include Period of 24-Hour Construction

November 23, 2016


Brandon, MB – The City of Brandon’s Engineering Services Department would like to advise the public that the contractor hired to widen and strengthen portions of Brandon’s south dike system as part of the 2016 South Dikes Work Project has been granted permission to conduct 24-hour work along specific areas of the dike for the period of time between Friday, November 25th, 2016 and Friday, December 16th, 2016.  Permission for such work has been granted by the Brandon Police Service via an extension to the City of Brandon Noise By-law No. 5806.

The 2016 South Dikes Work Project will see a number of areas of the City’s existing dike system on the south side of the Assiniboine River from 26th Street to the 3rd Street Dam reinforced and widened as part of the larger, multi-year Brandon Flood Protection System Enhancements Project. Conducting such work prior to the onset of winter is being done pro-actively to prepare for any potential spring flooding that Brandon may experience as a result of 2016’s excessive moisture levels.

As per the extension, overnight work being conducted between November 25th and December 16th will be limited to the area north of Hilton Avenue between 24th Street and 18th Street North; and the area north of Parker Boulevard between 18th Street North and 8th Street North. Activity will be limited to the movement and placement of material on the dike only and will not include any truck travel through the affected areas.

In being granted this extension, the contractor is required to hand-deliver notification ahead of the scheduled 24-hour work to all residents in the area between 3rd Street North and 34th Street, from the Assiniboine River over to the Canadian Pacific Railway tracks. In addition, the contractor must adhere to the requirement not to undertake any of the above 24-hour work in the residential-adjacent areas between the 3rd Street Dam and the Brandon Co-op Feeds Terminal, and further, that any lighting used in this 24-hour work faces toward the Assiniboine River and not affect traffic flow.

The City of Brandon asks for the public’s understanding and patience while this period of 24-hour work is completed. However, if members of the public with concerns regarding this work should require, the following phone numbers have been made available for follow-up questions or concerns:

  • Allen & Bolack Excavating Ltd (204-573-7544)
  • Tri Wave Construction (204-761-2564)
  • City of Brandon Engineering Services (204-729-2214)
  • Brandon Police Services (204-729-2345)