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No firm timeline on 98 Street construction completion

Work to fill in the street in front of Grande Prairie City Hall continues as crews look to wrap up overall upgrades to the adjacent Fletcher Building.

City of Grande Prairie Engineering Field Inspector Monty Haughian says the private construction work on upgrades to the building was meant to be a short term job, but crews ran into an issue.

“They ran into some problems with getting the ability to turn the water off to turn the water off to do the job, so it took a while to get that construction completed.”

“Now, it’s just a case of preparing it to rebuild the road surface and the sidewalk,” he adds.

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Haughian says while they’re unsure of a completion date for the rebuilding of a small section of 98 Street, it’s expected the work will wrap up as soon as possible.

The work is part of the Fletcher Project, a 42 unit housing initiative to provide for people in need in Grande Prairie. When finished, the building will have a revamped exterior, interior and mechanical systems.

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