The revitalization of St. Laurent Avenue between Kinchant and Reid Streets began Thursday.
The $1 million project is funded through the Quesnel Works: Capital Reinvestment Program and will see complete street re-paving, new curbs, gutters and sidewalks, drainage improvements, a new storm sewer system and landscaping.
The project is scheduled to take 12 weeks to complete, with Jacob Bros. Construction crews working from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday through Friday.
St. Laurent will be closed to traffic for the duration of the project, but traffic will be able to drive north-south on Reid, McLean and Kinchant during construction.
The City’s transit stop on St. Laurent Avenue at the Spirit Square will be moved to the east side of McLean Street for the duration of the project.
Pedestrians will have access to the businesses on St. Laurent throughout the project, with every effort being made to reduce the inconvenience.
The first phase of work involves asphalt removal, beginning Friday, followed by “deep work” – digging up the street and installing the new storm drainage system.
This is anticipated to take three weeks.
As with any major construction job, however, the schedule is fluid and may change.
Future phases, schedules and progress updates will be announced by the City.
The city encourages pedestrians to be cautious when walking on St. Laurent Avenue or driving across the affected intersections.
Please pay attention to construction crews and obey all signs.
The city thanks the downtown business owners as well as members of the public for their patience as this much-needed investment is made in our infrastructure.
The city encourages residents and businesses to get the latest information on the project by visiting www.quesnel.ca and clicking on the Quesnel Works link, or by calling City Hall at 250-992-2111.