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Waterfront Progress Updates

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On June 8, 2015, the municipality will open the Snye sluice gate under the MacDonald Island causeway, which will allow water to flow between the Athabasca River and the Snye. This will mark the first time water has flown between these two bodies since 1966.

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A controlled burn along the Snye River in an area targeted for reclamation and revegetation is scheduled for the afternoon of Monday, May 4. The work, which is targeting noxious weeds along the Snye, is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. The Fort McMurray Fire Department will oversee the burn in the area between the river and Morimoto Drive indicated by the illustration below.

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The Reach 1 Flood Mitigation site is being prepared for winter shut-down. At Snye Point, under-slab plumbing installation for the amenity building continues. Dredging in the Snye basin finished October 31. The Contractor advises that they are waiting approximately one week until it is safe to go on the ice, after which they will cut out the portion of silt curtains projecting above the ice surface. Work at Horse Pasture Park continues to be delayed by weather. Access to the new east parking lot, boat launch and OHV ramp will be available by end of November.

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Grading for the Reach 1 flood mitigation is on hold while utility adjustments are planned, while grading work for the Snye Point development has been delayed due to the wet weather. Dredging continues in the Snye basin and will continue until month-end. The contractor has commenced hauling contaminated dredge material off-site and will continue next week. At Horse Pasture Park, the contractor finished placing base gravel on the new parking lot and the access road to the new east boat launch. The contractor has cleared dog park trails and some mulch has been placed on the trails. Installation of fencing around the dog park continues.

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Snye Berm in Progress (View 2) Grading continues for the Reach 1 Flood Mitigation Project and is approximately 95 per cent complete. For Snye Point, piles for the amenity building have been capped, and plumbing installation has begun in advance of placing the concrete building floor slab. People who want to use the north channel to access the Clearwater River during the closure are requested to contact Graham Design Builders at 780-838-2639 to make access arrangements from the temporary boat launch. At Horse Pasture Park, the contractor put base gravel on the new parking lot and the access road to the new east boat launch. Installation of fencing around the dog park is underway.

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Grading for the Reach 1 flood mitigation project is approximately 95 per cent complete. The contractor will finish grading and begin placing topsoil this week. At Snye Point, piles for the amenity building continue to be capped, and should be complete this week. The boat launch remains closed until approximately Oct. 31 to allow the contractor to accommodate dredging. At Horse Pasture Park, the Contractor began placing gravel surfacing on the new parking lot and the access road to the new east boat launch. Installation of fencing around the dog park is scheduled to begin this week.

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Grading for Reach 1 flood mitigation continued during the last week and is approximately 85 per cent complete. Piles for the amenity building at Snype Point are being capped this week. Dredging has paused in the Snye basin while arrangements are being made to empty the temporary containment cells. At Horse Pasture Park, wet weather has again prevented gravel surfacing on the new parking lot and on the access road to the new east boat launch.

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Grading continued for the flood mitigation project during the last week and is approximately 75 per cent complete. At Snye Point, piles for the amenity building are being cut and capped this week. Dredging continues in the Snye basin from the two earth piers constructed within the Phase 1 area. Dredging of the second phase will begin this week. Horse Pasture Park gravel surfacing on the new parking lot and on the access road has been delayed by weather. The access road, parking lot, the OHV ramp and the boat launch should be open to the public around October 9.

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The contractor has suspended the fill hauling for the flood mitigation project to accommodate the work of ATCO Electric. Another contractor is completing work in the same area. Grading continues at Snye Point for the parking lots surrounding the building site and the land adjacent to the future Prairie Loop Boulevard. Roadway grading to the lower parking lot near the point is underway. The boat launch is closed until approximately October 31 to allow the contractor to commence the next phase of dredging. At Horse Pasture Park, the contractor is placing gravel surfacing on the new parking lot and on the access road to the new east boat launch.

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Grading continued for flood mitigation, while fill hauling was suspended to accommodate the work of ATCO Electric. At Snye Point, piling for the amenity building is nearing completion. Grading continues for the parking lots surrounding the building site and the land adjacent to the future Prairie Loop Boulevard. Horse Pasture Park work remains focused on completing the new parking lot and access road to the new east boat launch. It is anticipated that the access road, parking lot and boat launch will be open to the public around September 29, provided there are no further weather delays.

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Grading to construct the flood-mitigation project berm continues and is now approximately 70 per cent complete. The Contractor has also completed raising manholes in the area of the berm. Snye Point grading continues in the vicinity of the new amenity building. Piling for the amenity building is to start in the next week. Rain in the last two weeks has resulted in a seven-day delay in construction progress at Horse Pasture Park. The new east boat launch is complete, and the Contractor is focusing on completing the new parking lot and access road.

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Berm construction for flood mitigation is now 50 per cent complete. The contractor has also completed raising manhole structures. Grading on the Snye Point continues and has reached the parking lots surrounding the building site and the interface that the site has with the future Prairie Loop Boulevard. Current low water levels have been causing some challenges in boat navigation. Boaters are reminded to use “boat etiquette” and to travel slowly throughout the Snye near the construction area. Meanwhile, rain has caused some delays at Horse Pasture Park. It is anticipated that the access road, parking lot and new boat launch will be available to the public there around September 13.

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Berm construction for the flood mitigation project is approximately 30 per cent complete. On Syne Point, dredging is 75 per cent complete, with widening the opening of the Snye channel to the Clearwater River being the first priority. Boaters and float plane operators need to be aware that silt curtains are being installed in the Snye around active dredging operations. Work at Horse Pasture Park has been focused on construction of the new east boat launch, parking lot and access road.

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Construction of a berm to mitigate against flooding will begin next week. Meanwhile, site grading continues on the Snye Point development. Dredging is underway, but naturally-occurring contaminants have been found in the dredged material. The contractor will start with dredging the main channel to the Clearwater on August 21. At Horse Pasture Park, concrete pads for the boat launch are expected to be poured over the next week.

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