Infrastructure upgrades moving ahead

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is making plans to upgrade the Highway 5 intersection at Wells Gray Inn

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is making plans to upgrade the Highway 5 intersection at Wells Gray Inn, according to District of Clearwater councillor Merlin Blackwell.

Before that happens, the District would like to move ahead with its own plans to extend the town’s sewer system across the highway at that point, plus upsize the existing water main there.

Speaking as chair of town council’s infrastructure committee, Blackwell recommended during a council meeting held Oct. 20 that the town move ahead with developing feasibility and design drawings for a sewer expansion project to extend from Murtle Crescent to Roy Road.

Council also approved moving forward on feasibility and design drawings of the first phase of a water project to upsize the main from Clearwater Valley Road to Roy Road.

Blackwell noted that there appear to be leaks in that area and so replacing the pipe would, “… kill two leaks with one stone.”

The object of the motions would be to develop shelf-ready proposals that could be used to obtain funding if grants become available.

Town council also approved developing feasibility and design drawings for a screening system at the sewage lagoons.


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