Construction is in progress with most of the work expected to be done in December 2022. The project team will be exploring options for opening the trail during the winter months at that point.
Upcoming construction work includes:
- Installation of concrete piles
- Installation of concrete pile retaining walls complete with timber lagging
- Renewal of the asphalt trail in the affected areas
- Site restoration through native tree and shrub plantings
Tree removals were completed in January. Tree removals were necessary to facilitate construction access required for the scope of work. A robust restoration plan has been developed and will be implemented once the stabilization work is complete.
Native plant species including aspen, poplar, white spruce, saskatoon, dogwood, hazelnut, willow, wild rose and snowberry will be planted in quantities suitable for restoring the disturbed areas. The restoration plan will enhance and improve the existing ravine ecosystem.