Okay lets keep this thread on topic from now on.
Update on the Carrell St Greenway, it's going really slow, but it's finally getting there.
City crews have completed the blocks between Expo and Pender (500 - 600 blocks) and are working to complete the Pender to Hastings block (400 block) by the end of January. Construction in the Cordova to Powell block (200 block) will begin in mid January resulting in street closure to traffic in this block. The anticipated completion date for the 200 block is the end of April. Upon completion of the 200 block, construction will begin in the Hastings to Cordova block (300 block).
The scope of work for the Cordova to Powell section includes:
- new brick sidewalk and narrowed roadway;
- new dedicated recreational paths on both sides of the street;
- new streetscape improvements including a granite channel to collect storm water;
- new street trees and landscaping;
- upgrade of the street lighting and pedestrian scale lighting.
400 Block Carrall
Completion: end of January 2009
Activities: full street reconstruction from property line to property line requiring full closure to traffic
200 Block Carrall
Start: mid January 2009
Project End: end of April 2009
Activities: In mid January, for sewer construction work traffic will be restricted during work hours but will be re-opened to southbound traffic after hours when feasible. Starting in late January, the 200 block will be closed to traffic for full street reconstruction.
The projected completion date for the greenway is Summer 2009
. During construction, every effort will be made to minimize the impact of the work and to maintain pedestrian access.