A revitalization plan for Rocky Mountain House’s main street has been recognized by an engineering organization.
The town and its consultants, Associated Engineering, recently received an Award of Excellence in the Main Street Rehabilitation category by the Consulting Engineers of Alberta.
The $10-million Main Street Reconstruction Project turned the community’s distinctive main drag into a fully accessible, pedestrian-friendly thoroughfare.
From an engineering standpoint, the street’s steep grade and cross slopes created many design challenges.
Roadside boulevard walkways were created linked by ramps and stairways so every business was accessible. Construction began in the spring 2014 and was completed last year.
“By integrating new pathways with eye-catching planters, public seating, and ornamental lighting the designers have created spaces enhancing the downtown experience for residents and tourists,” says the organization.