File Photo.

File Photo.

Sylvan Lake’s 50 Ave. construction on schedule and budget

Boudreau described the construction project as “hunky-dory.”

The construction on 50 Avenue is set to wrap up before winter hits.

The project is under budget and is set to be completed on schedule, according to Project Manager Eric Boudreau.

He says the weather, despite being cold and rainy, has not put a damper on progress and they have been able to work every day.

“There’s been very little to almost no delays for our construction end of things, so we’ve been able to solider on,” said Boudreau.

Boudreau explained there was some “minor hiccups” during construction so far, but they only resulted in expected delays.

“Whenever you dig ground you never know what you’re going to find under there,” he said of dealing with the different utility lines buried underground.

“All that was anticipated through careful planning and experience through previous projects,” added Boudreau. “We knew what to sort of expect when it came to that.”

The underground work is nearly complete with roadways left to finish up, said Boudreau.

Ideally, he says, the plan is to have the road done and driveway access back to residents by November.

A typical construction season goes until the end of October, but Mother Nature will have the final say when it comes to snow putting the end to the season.

“We’re still on schedule to complete everything we wanted to get completed this year,” assured Boudreau. “… Everything’s on par to where we expected to be at this time.”

He said the residents in the area have been very helpful and he hopes everyone can remain patient through the final stretch.

“We’re just going to soldier on and we’ll get this done in time,” said Boudreau.

Overall, Boudreau described the construction project as “hunky-dory.”

More information on the 50 Avenue project can be found on the Town Projects page at sylvanlake.ca.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

File Photo
Sylvan Lake Town Council squashes mask bylaw

The bylaw did not make it past first reading, after a 4-3 vote defeated the motion

Sylvan Lake RCMP are looking for the identity of the suspect who stole from over 40 resident mail boxes. (Photo Courtesy of Sylvan Lake RCMP)
Over 40 mailboxes broken into at Sylvan Lake apartment building

Sylvan Lake RCMP are investigating the incident and searching for the identity of the suspect

File photo by Red Deer Advocate
Town Of Sylvan Lake temporarily lays-off 30 staff members

Thirty part-time staff members at the NexSource Centre have been laid off until January

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, confirmed eight additional virus-deaths Monday afternoon including one in central zone. (Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Central zone up to 1,249 active COVID-19 cases

Red Deer sits at 257 active COVID-19 cases

A logo for Netflix on a remote control is seen in Portland, Ore.,Aug. 13, 2020. Experts in taxation and media say a plan announced Monday by the government will ultimately add to the cost of digital services and goods sold by foreign companies. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jenny Kane
‘Netflix tax’ for digital media likely to raise prices for consumers, experts say

The government says Canadian companies already collect those taxes when they make digital sales

Gaming content was big on YouTube in 2020. (Black Press Media files)
What did Canadians watch on Youtube during isolation? Workouts, bird feeders

Whether it was getting fit or ‘speaking moistly,’ Canadians had time to spare this year

A teacher places the finishing touches on the welcome sign at Hunter’s Glen Junior Public School which is part of the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) during the COVID-19 pandemic in Scarborough, Ont., on Sept. 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Hindsight 2020: How do you preserve a year many Canadians would rather forget?

Figuring out how to preserve the story of the pandemic poses a series of challenges

Team Manitoba celebrate after defeating Team Ontario to win the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Sask., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. Curling Canada wants Calgary’s Canada Olympic Park to be a curling hub for the season’s top events. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Calgary facility set to become curling hub during pandemic

Curling Canada has provisional approval for Calgary’s hub-city concept from Alberta Health

Ash and Lisa Van carry a freshly cut Christmas tree while wearing personal protective masks at a Christmas Tree Farm in Egbert, Ontario, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020 THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Cole Burston
‘Everyone wants a tree and they want it now’: Christmas tree sales on pace for record

Anticipated demand for Christmas trees has sparked a rush by some to purchase more trees wholesale

A scene from last year’s Light the Night fundraiser at the Stettler Town and Country Museum. This year’s rendition is on a drive-through basis only, but it still promises to be a not-to-be-missed seasonal highlight. (Independent file photo)
Stettler Town and Country Museum hosts ‘Light the Night’

This year’s rendition is drive-through only, but will still prove to be a dazzling display

(Black Press File Photo)
Rimbey woman gathering Christmas gifts for seniors at Valleyview Manor

Margaret Tanasiuk says she doesn’t want anyone to feel forgotten on Christmas morning

Most Read