Steinbach engineer plots city plans for summer 2022
Summer construction has started in Steinbach.
Steinbach City Engineer Aaron Rach says a number of major capital projects are currently underway.
“Brookdale Crescent is going to be completely rebuilt, including roads, sewers and water. Construction is just beginning and should be finished mid-August. There will be temporary closures, local residents have all been advised and traffic disruptions will be isolated to the crescent, there should be no impact on Elmdale Street.
Meanwhile, motorists who regularly use the eastern portion of Loewen Boulevard can expect delays this summer. Rach says the city will be working on a sewer extension on Loewen Boulevard between Walnut Street and Old Tom Road to service future developments on the east end of the city.
“This project should start in mid-July and end in late August. For this project, we will see Loewen go down one lane during the week, then the contractor will reopen it to two-way traffic for the weekends and there will be a detour put in place on Reimer Avenue via Walnut and Hespeler when closed to one lane.
Rach says a number of sidewalk projects will also be completed this summer.
“We have a Brandt Street sidewalk on the west side, between Woodhaven Avenue and First Street. It will start this week and should be finished by mid-July. This one, we will see the curb lane being closed for the duration of the project. Then McKenzie Avenue, the northern boulevard, there will be a sidewalk being installed between Windsor Gate and Parkhill Crescent, same schedule for that one. »
The third and final sidewalk project in Steinbach this year will connect Clearspring Middle School to Wyndham Estate Drive via Ashford Lane.
The City of Steinbach has put together an interactive map highlighting all capital projects planned for this summer.
The Acres Drive extension between Industrial Road and Keating Road is already well on its way to completion and Rach estimates it should be complete by the end of July. A section of McKenzie Boulevard West will also be paved by Lexington Village developers, and a landfill expansion will take place but will not affect residents.
As always, Rach says all of these estimated times and times are dependent on weather and product supply.
“It should be noted that we are seeing unprecedented delays for many building materials used for these projects, so schedules are going to be difficult to meet this year and fingers crossed that everything goes well and we ask that the audience to be understanding of those influences on that.”