Cranbrook, BC – The City of Cranbrook’s capital works program is getting close to completion for the year, with officials offering an update on some major projects.
City staff said the 4th Street North reconstruction project is slightly behind schedule.
“All the underground infrastructure work is complete, including water, sewer, and storm sewer systems,” said officials. “Prep work is underway for the pouring of sidewalks, with repaving work slated for this week.”
Elsewhere, the annual paving program is nearly finished.
City officials said landscaping and restoration work still needs to be finished off, with line painting expected to wrap up soon.
Crews are still hard at work on the Shadow Mountain Sanitary Sewer project as they install water and sewer piping up to the new odour control building, near the Shadow Mountain golf course clubhouse.
City officials said the odour control building is also under construction.
“The access road to the site is also nearly finished. The boring under Highway 95A at the south end of the McPhee Bridge is complete and will be home to the sewer pipe servicing the Shadow Mountain community on the west side of the highway,” said city officials. “Work is also ongoing on the lift stations, with new materials and parts arriving on-site weekly.”
Staff said the project is expected to be completed by November.
Meanwhile, work on Cranbrook’s sewage lagoons is ongoing.
“The contractor has nearly completed Phase 1 of the project which includes removing vegetation and raising the berms around Cell 1,” said city staff. “The project also has new control structures and bypass piping being installed, and some desludging work wrapping up.”
The city will send out a Request for Proposal for Phase 2, with construction set to begin this fall.
“Phase 2 of the upgrades will see the remainder of the piping and control structures around cells 2 and 3 replaced to improve capacity and control of the wastewater,” said city officials.
A portion of the money for Cranbrook’s capital works programs comes from the Canada Community Building Fund (former Gas Tax Fund).