The work involves bringing up
the existing pathway elevation to a level that will reduce water pooling.
The pathways will then be re-paved to create a new uniform surface for the
public to enjoy.
In recent years, areas of the
River Valley such as Botterill Bottom Park and Indian Battle Park have
experienced a higher rate of flooding in the spring. Much of this
flooding occurs because the pathways have severe low spots which accumulate
water and silt. This accumulation of water and debris tends to remain on
the pathways until the restoration process occurs, which could take months, due
to provincial disaster relief funding. Another issue is that the adjacent
vegetation growth surrounding these paths funnels water onto the pathways and
causes water to pool for long periods of time, further destroying the
Construction will take place on
four segments. Low spots have been identified and will be appropriately
filled. Each segment will then be paved with new asphalt.
Re-surfaced paths that are
better suited to handle spring flooding conditions.
Blair Richter, Asset Management Coordinator
403 320 4995