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.

RELATED: City to receive $5 million from federal government to upgrade intersection at Fourth, Townley and Victoria

RELATED: Roundabout proposed for Revelstoke’s Fourth/Townley/Victoria intersection

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.

@Jnsherman
jake.sherman@revelstokereview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Snowfall warning for Trans Canada Highway

Between 15 cm to 20 cm is expected

Highway conditions for Revelstoke

Compact snow and slippery sections on Trans Canada and Highway 23

No one in Revelstoke should face dementia alone

More than 66,000 people struggle with Alzheimer’s and dementia in B.C.

Sagmoen denied bail

Bail for Curtis Wayne Sagmoen was denied, to uproarious applause by rally supporters.

People flocking to Vancouver Island city to see hundreds of sea lions

Each year the combination of Steller and California sea lions take over Cowichan Bay

Protesters confront Environment Minister in B.C.

Protesters wanting more for killer whales confront Catherine McKenna

Humans reshaping evolutionary history of species around the globe: paper

University of British Columbia researcher had the paper published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society

Toronto ‘carding’ activist Desmond Cole stopped by police in Vancouver

Cole says his experience reveals what daily life is like for black and Indigenous residents

Commercial trucks banned from left lane of Coquihalla

B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation has introduced a new program that hopes to prevent accidents and closures on the Coquihalla Highway.

B.C. on track to record same number of overdose deaths as last year

128 people died of overdoses in September, bringing the total to more than 1,100 so far in 2018

B.C. firefighters rescue horse stuck in mud

‘It happens more often than you’d think,’ says deputy chief

Couple allegedly caught staking out Okanagan home

The man and woman were seen in a black Suzuki Tracker with a white back

Canadians more prepared for weather disaster than financial one: poll

RBC recommends people check their bank app as often as the weather app

Most Read