Columbia update: First asphalt layer paved in Rossland

This week is the week of the first layer of asphalt on Columbia Avenue!

  • Sep. 26, 2012 6:00 p.m.

Paving is under way on Columbia Avenue

This week is the week of the first layer of asphalt on Columbia Avenue! Finally, we are heading towards having smooth hard surfaces to walk and drive on again; smoother than ever before, in fact.

The second lift of asphalt will be next week.

We can expect to see street lights and bus stops going in after paving sometime, so perhaps next week or the week thereafter. Much of the main band of the sidewalks is complete.

Workers will pour as much of the remaining sidewalk as they can this week without getting in the way of paving.  Paving the road has to take priority.

The appearance of Washington St. will not change drastically this week.

They are working on Washington’s sewer and water mains.

The Rossland Chamber of Commerce, the Economic Development Task Force and the Columbia Project Communications Task Force are working with members of the business community to plan a grand opening party and progressive marketing plan.

The date for the grand opening main event has been set at Oct. 27.

We encourage local businesses and anyone who is interested to become involved in this exciting occasion.

If you would like to contribute your ideas, time and/or skills, please contact us at columbiaproject@rossland.ca or call Renee at the Rossland Chamber of Commerce at 250-362-5666.

Feel free to visit Mayor Granstrom on Mondays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at City Hall. To see graphics portraying the end-goal of this construction project, please take a look at the video display in the window of Rossland ProHardware, or watch them on the City of Rossland website.

Please contact us at columbiaproject@rossland.ca with your comments, concerns, ideas, or questions.

The telephone number for technical questions and concerns is 250-362-2328.

– Columbia Project Task Force

Just Posted

Rescued snowmobilers ill-prepared for emergency, Castlegar RCMP say

Two men rescued Wednesday night were not ready for overnight in back country

Senior curling provincials setting up for exciting finish

Standings tight as Senior curling teams push for provincial playoffs

Police share more details on occupants and suspicious van in Fruitvale

Vehicle in question offered young girl a ride to school on Feb. 19

B.C. Interior free from measles

Vancouver measles outbreak hasn’t spread to the B.C. Interior

Man injured in police shooting near Nelson has died

The death follows an incident in Bonnington on Feb. 13

Sell regulated heroin to curb B.C.’s overdose problem: report

B.C. Centre on Substance Use points to organized crime and money-laundering as contributing factors

Galchenyuk scores in OT as Coyotes edge Canucks 3-2

Vancouver manages single point as NHL playoff chase continues

B.C. legislature moving suspended staff controversy to outside review

Whale watching, Seattle Mariners trips billed as emergency preparedness, Speaker Darryl Plecas says

More people signing up for compulsory vaccines

Maple Ridge mom says public tired of hearing about measles

UPDATE: Man charged in stabbing of woman, off-duty cop outside B.C. elementary school

Manoj George, 49, is facing two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of assault with a weapon after the incident on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

Why do zebras have stripes? Perhaps to dazzle away flies

Researchers from University of Bristol look into why zebras have stripes

Poll: More voters believe Canada doing worse under Trudeau government

22 per cent believed the country is doing better and 27 per cent said things are the same

HBC shuttering Home Outfitters across Canada

North America’s oldest retailer is revamping its various stores to improve profitability

BC SPCA investigates Okanagan woman with prior animal abuse convictions

BC SPCA is investigating a property near Vernon

Most Read