Construction Description – August 10-15
- Replacement of water and sanitary sewer systems is ongoing.
- Work to connect water and sewer to properties this week will disrupt sidewalk access on the west side of the street, affecting business access:
- Backtrax & Rocky Mountain Flannel (Tuesday-Wednesday. Aug. 11-12)
- Home Hardware (Thursday-Friday, Aug. 13-14)
- Mid-block crosswalk(s) may be closed as needed.
- The underground parkades are not accessible by vehicle.
- Caribou Street intersection is closed to vehicular traffic.
- Wolf Street intersection is closed to vehicular traffic.
- Bear Street is closed to all vehicular traffic and on-street parking.
- Access to some buildings is required to undertake service connections. Intermittent service disruption may occur and will be planned with each buildings impacted.
- Wastewater flows are being by-passed in construction areas.
- Small sidewalk areas will be demolished adjacent to some buildings.
- Security lighting is in place. Extra caution should be used if the public needs to access the area at night.
- The temporary sidewalks will be re-levelled and re-compacted throughout the week. Expect vibrations.
- Dust abatement continues through the construction project.
- Expect road closures, sidewalk detours, vibrations, noise and dust.
The construction phases in the subsequent weeks will have an impact on public access to businesses, especially for businesses without secondary access. Phases are separated by up to a week. This is the sequence for construction activity that will cause disruption:
- Removal of water connection point (only where applicable)
- Connections from building to storm sewer (only where applicable)
- Soil Cells, Irrigation and Electrical (will affect some businesses)
- Landscaping (will affect some businesses)
- Native soil grading & compaction, installation of filter fabric & insulation
- Grading and compaction of the layers of road base
- Grading, cutting, compaction of sand and pavers
We are working with businesses without secondary access to plan work with minimal disruption, but since many neighbouring businesses have conflicting open hours, accommodation is not always possible.Parkade closures
With the parkades closing for at least the next month for the Bear Street Mall and the Town House Building, property owners and tenants seeking alternative parking options can use public parking listed at banffparking.ca
for extended hours if registered with the parkade landlord.
Property owners and tenants seeking alternative covered parking may consider the Cascade Shops parkade (contact Martin Halliday, cell: 403-804-9400).