St. Julien Road Reconstruction - October 21 Update
The St. Julien Road reconstruction project is nearing completion for 2022, and the crew has made up on lost time from earlier in the year, due to the extended autumn.
The construction contractor is targeting to reopen the road to public vehicular traffic next Friday afternoon, in time for the start of the Banff Centre Mountain Film & Book Festival (October 29-November 6).
Work on the street will continue past next week, but the crews will manage traffic and continue to keep the road open.
Residents are urged to drive extremely slowly on the road because workers are still present, installing landscaping, street furnishings, signage and equipment such as garbage and recycling bins.
Next week is focused on:
- Street sign installation
- Caribou trail
Due to the progress on reconstructing, residents who live on St. Julien Road will continue to have full access into the construction site and their driveways in the week ahead. Residents are asked to drive dead slowly in the construction zone. The temporary resident-only parking areas outside the construction site were dismantled this week. Trail access:
Hikers to the Tunnel Mountain Trail are asked to avoid the lower section of St. Julien Road, especially at Caribou Street, and walk up Wolverine Street by the Old Cemetery to access St. Julien and the lower trailhead. Parking:
The trailhead parking lot will remain closed for a few more weeks until work shuts down for the year, because it is where crews store equipment and materials.
The designated parking zones reserved for residents of St. Julien Road outside the construction zone have been dismantled.