Snow leaves, detours linger
While an early snowfall has pushed back paving dates, major roadwork on Victoria Street and Summit Drive is still expected to wrap up within the city’s targets.
Capital-projects manager Kristen Meersman said snow kept crews from completing planned paving work on Summit last weekend.
They’ll make a second attempt starting Friday, Oct. 26, and will shut down the westbound exit on Highway 1 on Sunday, Oct. 28.
While half of Victoria Street was paved on Monday, Oct. 22, another dump of snow held up the project again for a day, although the rest of the downtown paving work was expected to be finished by the end of Wednesday, Oct. 24.
Meersman said brick crosswalks on Victoria Street will be refilled by the end of next week.
Despite the delays, Meersman said the project — which saw rutted roadways ground down and resurfaced — is still on track to finish on time.
“We generally try and strive for the end of the month when it comes to road and paving projects, so our schedule did get thrown off a little bit with the snow, but we’re still working towards the same dates,” she said.