The work included a right-in/right-out access road with a new second entry point, as well as reconstruction of the frontage road and parking lot, and improvements to the nearby walking trails. There were also a number of renovations to the facility itself, including exterior paint, pedestrian sidewalks and a patio, as well as landscaping.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held late last week to celebrate its official grand opening, with local dignitaries and the Ministry of Transportation in attendance.
“As the local MLA I am pleased the Province is able to work with municipalities and provide the people of the South Peace region safer, better maintained roads,” said Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier. “The funds contributed by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure Safety Enhancement Program for this project will provide a wide range of benefits for residents and tourists and improve safe vehicle and pedestrian access to the recreation centre, high school and library.”
The majority of the project, which had a budget of $735,000, was funded by the District of Chetwynd, with $105,000 coming from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure’s Safety Enhancement Program.