$8.5 million worth of road repairs is getting underway in Cranbrook.
The City says three major projects are tendered and getting underway before the start of May.
Infrastructure Planning and Delivery Manager Mike Matejka says reconstruction on Cobham Avenue from King Street to Laurier Street is the biggest infrastructure project of the year.
“There’s a fair bit of work involved with installing a storm water management system that will get rid of a lot of ponding and drainage issues we have there that have been part of the reason the road has been falling apart,” Matejka says. “Then we will be building a new road surface that will meet the industrial traffic demands.”
He says it will tackle the store sewer system and drainage issues and upgrade the roads surface.
“We do have more businesses investing into their properties in that area,” Matejka says. “This is a great thing for the city to be able to do to get return to those businesses on their tax dollars. Some of them have paid into DCCs, which will be contributing to this project.”
Six projects have been identified for 2018, including work on 12th Avenue and 9th Street South.
This after the City invested $15 million into upgrades last year.
– Infrastructure Planning and Delivery Manager Mike Matejka, City of Cranbrook
(Contractors install underground utilities as part of the 2nd Street South reconstruction project in 2017. Photo provided by Brian Clarkson.)