Wet weather could slow downtown project
If the rain will stay away during the daytime then the construction project for downtown will finish for the expected Sept. 8 deadline.
During an open house Aug. 8, 12 people showed up to learn more about the current downtown revitalization project.
“We can still make the deadline but we have no more grace days if there’s any more wet weather,” said Craig Teal, director of planning and development after the meeting.
He said additional crew members have been added for the concrete work to help move things along.
About 25 per cent of the sidewalks in the west end are at a finished state and there’s a bit more room for pedestrian traffic from 50 Avenue and west, he added.
Trees will be the next noticeable improvement downtown and may be planted later this week, Teal hopes.
“The biggest reminder is that businesses are still open,” said Teal. He said while the pattern work is being finished on the sidewalks there may be a few barricades to walk around but the businesses do have back access as well.
Paving is the last step and will be left until the last week of construction.