The upgrades include repaving the southern section of road along the river from the old BMX park to west of the boat launch, and creating a 3-metre multi-use pathway. The re-constructed multi-use path will be wider than the existing path to accommodate cyclists and pedestrians and separated from the roadway by a linear strip of turf grass to improve safety. A few memorial benches along the pathway will be temporarily removed and reinstalled after project completion.
Work will begin the week of June 22, with an anticipated completion date of mid-August. Work will take place from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday.
The ring road will remain closed to vehicular traffic, as it has been during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The multi-use pathway will be closed to pedestrians between 7:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday, starting June 23 through to mid-July. Pedestrians are asked to use the detour route during these times. From mid-July to mid-August, the pathway will be fully closed at all times.
Pedestrians are advised to use caution when using the detour road and when in the vicinity of the construction. Please obey all construction personnel and signage.
Stage 2 of the project is being considered for 2021.