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Cold Lake Lane Construction Program ready for season

Cold Lake’s Annual Residential Lane Construction Program is ready to see work commence for this year.

“Improving our laneways has been a steady task for the last few years,” said Mayor Craig Copeland. “We wanted to make sure that lanes are kept up to date, to prevent them from costing more in the long run if they need to be replaced completely.”

Since 2014, the program has improved or completed two or three blocks of rear lanes each year, bringing them up to proper standards, using a set amount of $200,000 each year.

“There is a process to determine which lanes get attention each year, and as we move forward, sometimes those priorities change if a lane suddenly needs more attention than originally observed,” said Copeland. “The lanes for this year have been chosen for a reason, and I’m glad to see them getting attention.”

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This year’s targeted areas include 54 Avenue from 62 Street to 60 Street park; 62 Street from 52 Avenue to 54 Avenue, and Lakeridge Close on the north and east sides. While the 54 Avenue and Lakeridge Close areas are set to be completed this year, 62 Street will be completed in 2018, as it requires some winter weather for the wet material removal.

The start date for the construction has yet to be confirmed.

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