Sylvan’s Lakeshore Drive project approved

The next phase of Sylvan Lake’s Lakeshore Drive redevelopment will cost about $1.7 million. Council voted in favour on Monday of going to tender on the section from 50th Street to 52nd Street.

The next phase of Sylvan Lake’s Lakeshore Drive redevelopment will cost about $1.7 million.

Council voted in favour on Monday of going to tender on the section from 50th Street to 52nd Street.

Sidewalks on the north side will be upgraded to link with the pedestrian promenade further to the east. Some changes will also be made to improve the sidewalk on the south side and the road will be repaved.

The project is Phase 5 of the Lakeshore redevelopment project, which began five years ago and has dramatically changed the town’s marquee lakefront and has proven very popular.

Mayor Sean McIntyre chose the design after touring the site last month.

“Council had a main goal of establishing a consistent sidewalk along the north side of the road,” he said. “This option allows us to accomplish that and still stick within the allotted budget for the project.”

The town had budgeted $1.9 million for this phase.

Construction is expected to happen next year. The town will do its best to reduce road disruption while work is underway.

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