Crews are pouring sidewalks on Reid Street today, Sept. 13. Melanie Law photo

Phase II sidewalks being poured on Reid Street

The project is scheduled to be largely completed by Sept. 20, weather permitting

Crews are pouring concrete today for the sidewalks at Reid Street, near St. Laurent Avenue.

A City of Quesnel update says work is continuing on the concrete curb around the silva cells in anticipation of the pouring of sidewalks in Phase II, the section of Reid Street between St. Laurent Avenue and Shepherd Avenue, which will take approximately four to five days.

The road pavement was poured on Phase I of the project last weekend, along with a section of Carson Avenue.

The City update says lines will be painted when both phases are complete, and Reid Street will remain closed to vehicle traffic until it is completed.

The anticipated date for paving Phase II is currently Sept. 20, weather permitting.

Some decorative elements have also begun to be installed on the street, with rock work appearing and planting taking place. The gateway signage at Reid Street and Carson Avenue was partially installed a few weeks ago, and work is continuing on wiring the light-up sign this week.

On Carson, the new traffic lights have been installed at the Carson and McLean intersection, although they are not yet in operation.

Some minor aspects of the revitalization project will take place after Sept. 20, however.

“Street lighting will be delayed due to delivery delays of the lamp posts. A temporary solution is being worked out,” says the City of Quesnel news release.

City of Quesnel director of capital works and infrastructure Chris Coben told the Observer in August that Sept. 20 is the substantial completion date for the project.

“That means they will have the lion’s share of the work done by the 20th, and we are looking like we are on schedule for that,” he said last month.

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