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Thickwood Sidewalk Expansion

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Map: Thickwood sidewalk expansion phases

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Detailed Project Schedule

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is widening existing sidewalks along Thickwood Boulevard between Woodland Drive and Tower Road as part of the Active Transportation Master Plan.

The project will help improve pedestrian connections throughout Fort McMurray and will also accommodate cyclists.

The project consists of repairing damaged areas of existing sidewalks, widening existing sidewalks, relocating and replacing trees, stabilizing slopes and repairing sod.

Timelines

Construction is scheduled to proceed in the following phases subject to weather and contractor availability:

  • Phase 1: May 1, 2015, to June 1, 2015
    Widening and repairing the pathway on the north side of Thickwood Boulevard between Tower Road and the intersection of Real Martin Drive and Dickins Drive.
  • Phase 2: May 18, 2015, to June 18, 2015
    Widening and repairing the pathway on the north side of Thickwood Boulevard between the intersections of Real Martin Drive and Dickins Drive, and Signal Road and Cornwall Drive.
  • Phase 3: June 10, 2015, to July 24, 2015
    Widening and repairing the pathway on the north side of Thickwood Boulevard between the intersections of Signal Road and Cornwall Drive, and Timberline Drive and Ross Haven Drive.

Background

The Regional Municipality has an existing 1.5-metre concrete sidewalk along north side of Thickwood Boulevard. The plan is to upgrade the 4.1-kilometre sidewalk between Tower Road and Ross Haven Drive to a three-metre-wide multi-use trail to encourage cyclists.

The work is part of the Active Trail Network Program, which aims to upgrade existing trails and make new trail connections to existing trails as identified in the Active Transportation Master Plan. The improvement program promotes non-motorized modes of transportation in the urban area of the RMWB. These modes, among others, include activities performed by people, such as walking, running and bicycling. The network may include sidewalks, bike paths and shared trails.

For more information, call 780-793-1054 or email constructionhelpdesk@rmwb.ca.

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