Extra $200k approved for channel restoration project
City of Cranbrook council last night authorized the use of up to $200,000 from the city’s General Roads Program Annual Allotment, to be used to fund the project shortfall in the Joseph Creek Restoration project.
The project is currently underway at 15th Avenue South and 1st Street South.
City staff and consultants have worked hard to use innovative solutions to keep the cost of this project within budget by pre-purchasing materials and completing design changes that fall within our DFO permit authorization, reported Curtis Mummery of Infrastructure Planning and Delivery.
“But due to the current global market mainly due to fuel prices, the tender for the works has come in over the allocated budget amounts.”
The Joseph Creek Flood Mitigation Project was originally kicked off to prevent the frequent flooding in this section of Joseph Creek that has caused infrastructure damage and risk to public and private property.
“While still maintaining the intent of preventing flooding this project is also to be a great stream and habitat restoration project. Once completed this section of creek will be restored using native plant species that will improve the health of the creek and provide better natural habitat for wildlife,” Mummery stated.
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