Work on improving Fernie’s Annex Dike is set to begin this month.
City officials said the nearly $5-million grant-funded project will have 1,800 metres of the dike raised and the slope and crest will be reconstructed.
Staff said this will improve flood protection for 900 homes in the Annex neighbourhood.
The dike trail will also be paved, with the goal of improving Fernie’s Active Transportation network.
Work on the project will have significant disruptions in and around Annex Park.
This will include full closures of Annex Park and associated trail networks over the summer.
“As the project kicks off the project contractor will be mobilizing heavy equipment and materials and staging them in the Annex Park parking lot which will be closed to the public,” said city officials. “Please respect all marked closures and give crews space to safely do their work.”
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