Winter weather hampered completion of major projects

Winter weather has meant postponement of several major projects in Sylvan Lake that were scheduled for completion this year.

Winter weather has meant postponement of several major projects in Sylvan Lake that were scheduled for completion this year.

Construction on the promenade along Lakeshore Drive in the cottage area has been halted, reported Chief Administrative Officer Betty Osmond at the Nov. 13 council meeting.

“Construction along the east promenade area cannot be finished this year, but we are working with the contractors to have safe areas created to protect the public through the winter. Limited access will be provided where possible. Railings at lookouts will be installed and features such as the towers, shelters and east entrance feature are to be constructed over the coming weeks.”

Memorial Trail construction from Lakeway Boulevard to 50th Street was “seriously delayed by the early snowstorm” and it will not be paved this year. The road was to be opened for traffic last week on its gravel base. The eastern section, from 50th Street to Highway 20 has been paved and minor works to ditches, approaches and landscaping continues.

At the Highway 11 and 20 intersection some work has been completed but turn lanes and relocations of signals etc. will be delayed until 2013, reported Osmond.

The Highway 11 and 50th Street intersection has an extended acceleration lane completed for westbound traffic and the north side concrete island has been constructed. A further island on the south side of the Highway 11 westbound lanes is to be done later. Additional signage and completion of landscaping along shoulders also remains to be completed.

Water main replacement along 50A Avenue in the West Village area is underway however “reinstatement of the excavated road areas cannot be completed with hot asphalt this year and the contractor will remain responsible for maintenance of the temporary gravelled areas until paving can be done in the spring”.

Finally, work on the community centre parking area has been halted by weather without repaving completed. The area will be maintained as a gravelled surface through the winter and finishing will depend on approval of budget to continue with reconstruction of a larger area in 2013, reported Osmond.

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