Work has officially begun on the planned Fourth Street, Townley Street and Victoria Road roundabout. (File photo)

Works begins on Townley street roundabout

On April 10 Elisa Becker of McElhanny Consulting provided a report to council on the $5 million project

A month after the City of Revelstoke announced it received upwards of $5 million from the federal government, work has officially begun on the Fourth Street, Townley Street, and Victoria Road roundabout.

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On April 10 Elisa Becker of McElhanny Consulting provided an update to City Council on the ongoing project.

She said McElhanny has met with a CP rail, whose rail lines border the project, and a number of the property and business owners whose properties surround the intersection.

Becker said those meetings have been positive.

“Overall, stakeholders we’ve met with in person have been very positive,” said Becker.

Of the more than $5 million the City has acquired for the project, about $1.5 million will be devoted to replacing aging sewer pipes and below ground infrastructure.

Becker said detours wont be in place until the fall when work begins on updating underground sewer and water pipes, and that the roundabout construction is slated to begin in the spring of 2019.

“These detours won’t be in place until the fall in a minor way for pipes,” said Becker, “and then in a major way in the spring.”

She said workers have already begun conducting underground utility locates adjacent to the CP rail lines that border the intersection as CP rail has underground power infrastructure located there.

Geotechnical survey work required to move forward with construction has also been conducted.

Mayor Mark McKee will be meeting with the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure in Victoria next week, where he will be discussing the project.

The City announced it received upwards of $5 million from the federal government to start work on the project on March 9.

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