Traffic could be able to use 100 Avenue downtown again by the end of October. The City of Grande Prairie says that’s when this phase of the downtown rehabilitation should be finished.
The third round of construction began in May, shutting down 100 Avenue between 101 Street and 102 Street. The stretch from 101 Street to 100 Street was then closed at the end of June.
Since then, crews have replaced underground water, storm, and sanitary pipes, and laid two layers of pavement. While the road work may look done, the city says one more layer of pavement is still needed. The street will also be used to store construction materials.
Other work that is still to be done includes building a sidewalk from 100 Street to 101 Street, putting in paving stones, and painting road markings. The finishing touches will be planting trees and shrubs, and adding bike racks, benches, and recycle and garbage bins.
That’s all expected to happen between September and October. Downtown businesses remain open, and people can walk on the west side of 100 Avenue between 102 Street and 101 Street.