By Kevin Rushworth
Finishing touches on High River’s downtown core are set to commence this spring and summer, with the upcoming efforts designed to complete key pieces unfinished after the 2016 construction season.
Last year was a busy year for the downtown, as reported in the Times.
“It was another busy year of construction, downtown woes and the pain that downtown construction has been,” Mayor Craig Snodgrass said this past January, referring to work done in 2016.
Even as the majority of the work is completed, the ‘tie-up’ projects Snodgrass noted at the beginning of this calendar year will begin in April or May, with all work anticipated to conclude in June, the town has said.
The Town of High River previously combined phases three and four of the downtown reconstruction efforts, and he explained this year would not have major shutdowns for months at a time.
According to a municipal press release, the construction will be spread through the core, and will be on a smaller scale than what was previously seen. The document adds the time span will be shorter too.
Work will occur on portions of Macleod Trail, First Street SW, Fifth Avenue SW and Sixth Avenue SW. The town’s statement said scheduling is being finalized and time lines are weather dependent.
Efforts on Macleod Trail involve pouring concrete intersections at Fourth Avenue SW and Fifth Avenue SW (approximately three weeks each).
Additional roadwork and the pouring of the east sidewalk between Fourth Avenue SW and Fifth Avenue SW is expected to take four weeks, according to the town.
Concrete strips will be poured on the road between Macleod…
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