Gloryland roads upgrade project inching along

Joe McWilliams
Lakeside Leader

Roads in the Gloryland neighbourhood of Slave Lake are due for a total rebuild (minus the already-paved portion) this year. Town project manager Kush Patel had the latest for council on March 17 on what the project entails. For example, it starts with stripping off everything that passes for road base out there now; then replacing it with a proper base, followed by asphalt on top.

The report mainly had to do with road specifications. It was noted by one councillor that the two ‘bulbs’ (at the ends of Ross St. and Rice Ave.) will end up a bit bigger than they are now. Will that come at the expense of people’s lots? No it won’t, said Patel. “We have room.”

Mayor Tyler Warman asked Patel about provisions for helping residents get back and forth to their homes when roads are torn up; also about the communication plan during the construction period, and off-site parking. Patel didn’t have all those answers, but he said those matters would be cleared up once a contractor is in place.

Bird’s-eye view of Gloryland, as it appeared in town council’s agenda package on March 17.

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