Block paver installation creates final road surface
After a cool and rainy weekend with little work possible, the Bear Street Reconstruction project continues next week with landscaping work, road grade shaping, manhole placement and installation of the pay parking station concrete pad.
Road base work will be completed on the Bear Street side of the Brewster Mountain Lodge, the Olympic Building, the Dorbert Building, Three Bears Brewery, Bison Courtyard and CMH.
The work will involve scarification (removal of the top road layer), testing, compaction and grading of the sidewalk areas. Pedestrian access will be interrupted intermittently throughout the week for those businesses. This work will be scheduled as best possible to minimize impacts.
The week following, road base work will be completed at the front entry to the Bear Street Mall. This will require a full access closure to the front entry of the Bear Street Mall.
The installation of paving stones began on schedule last week. As it progresses, it will begin to impact business access this week. Paver installation will also require the closure of both paths connecting to the alley on the north and south sides of the surface parking lot.
Installation of the gas service to the Bear Street fire pit will require the closure of the alley behind the Bear Street parking lot on Wednesday, May 12. Alley access for delivery vehicles will be managed by flaggers from both the Banff Avenue / Wolf Street intersection and Buffalo Street / alley intersection.
If required, front access to Banff Avenue businesses will also be accommodated through the Caribou Street pedestrian zone gate. Please obey all flaggers and follow their directions to safely access the alley if needed.
The Wolf Street and Caribou Street intersections will remain closed to vehicular traffic until the end of the project in July.
Some minor street compaction work will be done this weekend. Paver installation work is unlikely due to the anticipated weather.
Please see the Weekly Access Closures Schedule for May 9 to May 18, at brandnewbear.ca.