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Traffic Closures on 100 block of 1st Avenue Northeast

Post Date:05/24/2019 3:17 PM

For Immediate Release
May 24, 2019

Traffic Closures on 100 block of 1st Avenue Northeast

The City of Swift Current wishes to provide information to residents and motorists about the construction taking place on the 100 block of 1st Avenue Northeast, resulting in periodic closures in a phased project beginning Wednesday, May 29th, 2019. 

This construction is part of the Downtown Revitalization project; a multi‐year plan to complete the entire Downtown core that will enhance the appearance and walkability for all visitors.  This project involves removing the existing curb, paving stone and sidewalk and rebuilding with a new sidewalk design which features large concrete pavers and street furniture. The storm sewer will also be renewed in conjunction with this project. 

There will be partial closures to traffic on 1st Avenue Northeast in phase 1 and 2 of the project for storm sewer renewal.  (please see maps below). Phase 3 involves sidewalk renewal.  Work is scheduled to begin on Wednesday May 29th, and anticipated to be completed by July 18th, 2019, pending weather conditions. 

Phase 1 – Storm sewer renewal from Cheadle Street to Innovation Credit Union entrance.  Local traffic will have access to all businesses from Chaplin Street East.  
Phase 2 – Storm sewer renewal from Chaplin St. to Innovation Credit Union entrance. The parking lots of Swift Current Business Centre and Cinema Twin Theatre will be accessible from the back lane only. A portion of sidewalk will remain open for pedestrians.    
Phase 3 – Sidewalk renewal will require the northbound driving lane on 1st Avenue Northeast to be closed. The parking lots of Swift Current Business Centre and Cinema Twin Theatre will be accessible from the back lane. Pedestrian access will be accommodated. 
 
Drivers should exercise caution, follow detours or plan an alternate route during this time. 

The City would like to thank residents and motorists in advance for their patience and cooperation.

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For more information, please contact:


Michael Boutilier
Communications & Stakeholder Relations Coordinator
City of Swift Current
306.741.0732
m.boutilier@swiftcurrent.ca

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