Columbia update: Sidewalk curbs detail what streetscape will look like

This week, we will finally start to see hints of our new Rossland downtown coming together.

  • Aug. 22, 2012 6:00 p.m.

The light is at the end of the tunnel!

This week, we will finally start to see hints of our new downtown coming together.

Formation of the curbs has started as a machine laid curb will outline the entire sidewalk edge along the road. All piping and irrigation is now in the ground on Columbia Ave and has been tested. The concrete bases for light posts and bus-stops are in place.

All strata cells should be in by the end of the week. Compaction of road sub-base will continue this week, causing intermittent traffic delays. In front of the Telus building, across from City Hall, we will see a sample of the new sidewalk come into form. This will then be used as the model for the rest of downtown.

The dismantling of Harry Lefevre Square will continue this week, as will intermittent work on Washington St. Mayor Granstrom will be holding weekly office hours, welcoming drop-in visits to him at Rossland City Hall from 10:30-11:30 a.m. every Monday.

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 at here.

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