By David F. Rooney
They’re going to be tearing up Mackenzie Avenue again — but don’t worry! The City swears it will all be done by Oct. 14.
The work began Monday, Sept. 28, at Mackenzie and Second Street and at Third Street and continues at those locations until Oct. 5 as crews replace the intersection pavement with new bricks.
On Oct. 6 the crew moves down to the First Street and Mackenzie intersection where they will place new bricks. That will continue until Oct. 13. Oct. 14 will be dedicated to general clean up.
Sidewalks should remain open throughout the construction period with the possible exception of repairs due to “minor deficiencies” and the Engineering and Public Works Department warns there could be some vibration and dust as the work involves bedding sand for the brickwork.
If you have any questions or concerns please call Brian Mallett, director of the Engineering and Public Works at 250-837-2922.
There is also new construction going on near Centennial Park and by the Forum, as you can see in these photos: