Parts delivery issues delay intersection upgrades
Delays in the delivery of some electrical parts is why the streetlights and intersection lights have not yet been installed as part of the McPhee and Theatre Road Intersection Upgrades project.
The components – the traffic control computer and the signal light poles were ordered and purchased by the city back in May 2022, before the project was tendered to ensure all parts would be here ahead of time.
These parts were originally scheduled to arrive October 21 and are scheduled to be delivered by the end of November, at which time the contractor will be able to complete the rest of the project.
Many city projects are being affected by supply chain delays, same as projects locally and all over the world.
This final phase of the project will include installing the new street lighting within the intersection and the pathway; installing the new signal poles, traffic controller and cabinet; installing the signal lights, electrical hardware and the commissioning of the lights while confirming they are operating correctly.
The majority of the project was completed through the summer and early fall of this year, with the installation of all the deep utilities (water, sewer and storm sewer), along with the paving, concrete curb, gutter and pathway works.
This project has been made possible in part thanks to federal grant funding through the Rail Safety Improvement Program (RISP).
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City of Cranbrook