Capital Roads program moving ahead well with several key projects coming online

The City of Cranbrook’s 2019 capital roads program is proceeding on schedule

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Crews with Mackay Contracting working on the storm trunk upgrade project on Kootenay Street.

Crews with Mackay Contracting working on the storm trunk upgrade project on Kootenay Street. — Photo courtesy City of Cranbrook

Mackay Contracting started on the Kootenay Street Storm Trunk upgrade on Tuesday July 9th. Significant efforts are being put into minimizing the impact on local property owners and on BC Transit. During the construction, Kootenay Street will be completely closed between 4th and 5th Street North. Detour routes can be used on Highway 3 or 16th Avenue North via 2nd, 4th or 6th Street North. The entire project is scheduled to be complete by the end of August, including road resurfacing.

The annual paving program contract has been awarded to BA Blacktop. Concrete work is set to begin this week with paving work to get underway at the beginning of August. This project will see sections of several local and arterial roads resurfaced along with new sections of sidewalk installed throughout the City.

On the sanitary sewer relining program, several major repairs have already been completed to allow for CIPP (Cured in Place Pipe) re-lining to happen. Major flushing and camera works are also underway to finalize the overall project scope and cost. The re-lining contractor is scheduled to mobilize in August, working into September.

Other projects continue to move ahead including water main reconstruction in the alley east of 15th Avenue South. One block of water main and services is now complete and in process of commissioning. The second block of water main reconstruction is currently in progress with substantial completion targeted for the end of July.

Finally, the road and water main reconstruction projects on both 8th Avenue South and 13th Avenue South are nearly complete. All paving and sidewalk work are finished, with restoration work on walkways and landscaping underway.

The City would again like to thank the public and affected property owners for their patience and understanding as the work progresses.

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