Greig Ave. work nearly done

Project cost $1.34 million

Residents could be using the reconstructed 4600 block of Greig Ave. between Kalum Street and Emerson Street very soon, say city officials.

Paving is complete and construction of the sidewalk is now underway with an opening to be determined when it is safe for traffic and pedestrians.

The $1.34 million project involved a complete reconstruction of the surface as well as underground works with the installation of large, deep sanitary and storm sewers.

“To date Progressive Ventures has done a very good job on a challenging project.” said city public works director Rob Schibli in describing the sanitary and storm sewer works as complex.

“The City of Terrace appreciates the patience and cooperation of the local businesses throughout this project.”

Traffic was rerouted through the former Co-op property during the project.

The finished project will include landscaping, trees, street lights and traffic-calming measures to discourage high speed travel.

Originally budgeted at just over $1 million, the figure was revised upward due to the complexity of the work.

The city redirected $45,000 from its other major street project of the year, the Pheasant St. reconstruction, $155,000 from general surplus, $43,000 from its sewer account and $26,000 from its water account to top up the budget to an estimated expenditure at $1.467 million, $127,000 less than the actual final cost.

Reconstruction of Pheasant St. at the bottom of Lanfear Hill also involved new underground works.

The paved surface is also wider than before to provide more room for cyclists.

Engineers also designed a slight right hook where the street exits at the bottom of Lanfear. That’s meant as a traffic calming method so that vehicles coming down Lanfear have to slow down while turning right to enter Pheasant and so address complaints from residents there of speeding vehicles.

In addition to the major Greig and Pheasant projects, the city has also been repaving some of the more deteriorated smaller sections of streets.

Workers are also replacing a worn out section of the asphalt sidewalk on one block of Eby.

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