It will be a little easier to go for a stroll in Rimbey later this summer as some sidewalk repair is slated for completion.
Assistant CAO Ryan Maier said three blocks of sidewalk on 51 Street will be repaired, as well as the Beatty House corner.
“The reason being that these sidewalks are in the vicinity of the school and likely to experience a fair amount of traffic,’ he said. “They are also separate sidewalks, meaning replacement can be done without altering the curbs on those streets.”
Maier said the total length of 51 Street to be replaced is estimated at about 270 metres, with another 154 metres along 52 Avenue.
Maier noted the Beatty House corner is a small area in need of repair, but extra costs will be involved because reinforcement is needed as it gets damaged due to heavy truck traffic.
At its regular meeting May 28, council unanimously agreed to hire Tagish Engineering to tender and manage the project.
Council also agreed with a recommendation from administration to go ahead with sidewalk repairs on 52 Avenue this year if there is enough money left in the budget after completing the Beatty House corner and 51 Street.
“The work on 51 Street would form the bulk of the project, plus the additional Beatty House work,” said Maier.
The sidewalk along 52 Street in front of the school and 52 Avenue needs to be replaced, but as these areas also require curb and gutter work, the repairs will be completed as part of a larger project.
By Treena Mielke