***Update, September 14, 2020:
Public Works crews were able to repair the Princeton Drive/Purdue Place intersection themselves, so instead, we’ll be paving part of Weir Road instead!
We will also be addressing the Thompson Drive access to City Centre Mall in lieu of the Westwood Drive/Thompson Drive intersection. Though both sections of road need attention, the mall access is in more urgent need of care.
The first layers of asphalt went down on Thompson Drive this week, but we have even better news heading into the weekend!
With some tight project management from our Manager of Infrastructure, the Thompson Drive paving project has come in at almost $200, 000 under budget. That means we can pave an additional five intersections this fall!
As there is limited time remaining in the construction season, completion of additional roadwork will depend on the amount of rain we continue to receive into the fall: paving cannot take place in the rain.
However, if the weather cooperates, our plan is to repair the following areas:
- Thompson Drive/Westwood Drive intersection
- Westwood Drive between Arctic Drive and Partridge Crescent (southbound lane)
- Waterloo Crescent/Nelson Road Intersection
- Princeton Drive/Purdue Place Intersection
- Elizabeth Drive (Highway 6/City Hall Access)
Our original road renewal plan had to be scaled back quite a bit when bid prices came in much higher than previous years. We’re really excited to recover a portion of our original vision this year!