Cranbrook, B.C. (July 19, 2021) – Major road and infrastructure projects currently underway in the city’s 2021 Capital Works Program are progressing well and meeting schedule expectations.
Besides the annual paving program, a rebuild of 2A Avenue South, and PRV replacement in Wildstone, three of the most significant projects include the Lagoon & Influent Trunk Main, remediation in Mount Royal, and a full rebuild of Innes Avenue. Amongst the six Capital Works projects, the total value of construction completed to the end of June was approximately $2.2 million.
“It is great to see all of these projects progressing so well. Thank you to our staff and all of the contractors performing this work,” says Mayor Lee Pratt. “Council and I are very pleased to see this great work happening.”
Innes Avenue’s water and sewer service upgrades are now 50% complete. Road construction is currently underway from 11th Street South to Jostad Avenue. Some issues were encountered with the existing infrastructure, leading to some additional time and cost to complete necessary repairs prior to road building. However, the project remains on budget overall with targeted completion in September.
Remediation in the Mount Royal area is tentatively scheduled to begin before the end of July. The remediation, meant to address road and infrastructure failures, was awarded to BAD Ventures for $1.15 million. The budgeted remediation will include high priority sections of Mount Royal Drive, Mount Royal Ridge, and Mount Royal Peak.
The upgrades to the Lagoon & Influent Trunk Main are well underway along Ridgeview Road’s right of way. Construction of the trunk main will be completed in the coming weeks along Ridgeview Road’s various road crossings. Highway crossings to tie into existing sewer mains are slated for completion later this summer. The lagoon upgrade requires major construction as a multi-year project. Staff are currently reviewing methods to address and mitigate sludge and odour issues this summer while making necessary preparations for further construction activities in 2022 and beyond.