The viewing deck at Centennial Park on Water Avenue is expected to re-open this spring.
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is partnering with the District of Hope, Emil Anderson Maintenance, and a local developer to repair the eroded bank below the park, which has been barricaded off since last June.
Ministry spokesperson Kate Trotter said an engineering design and report is expected sometime in the coming weeks for bank stabilization requirements. Once the design is approved, crews will begin repair work.
The owners of Just Fish Inn, which is currently being constructed, were required to stabilize the bank in front of their business. In purchasing land on Crack Mountain off Landstrom Road, there was a surplus of large rock (rip-rap). When they heard about the erosion at Centennial Park, they generously offered to donate the rip-rap and truck it to the site.
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, along with Emil Anderson Maintenance will perform the repair work, while the District of Hope and local Rotary club look after restoring the park’s landscaping to its original state.
Trotter said some minor traffic disruption on Water Avenue can be expected while crews complete the bank stabilization project.