Fairmont Ditching/Culvert program for 2014; Rushmere Roadwork

As part of the Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure Year 2 ditching program in the community of Fairmont, the ministry will be targeting the following streets for ditch and culvert work this summer:

– Wills Road – focus this year is above the main highway (ie: East side of Highway 93/95)
– Mountaintop Drive
– Fairway Drive (some of it)
– Fairmont Resort Road

Work will include extensive shoulder grading (removing excess winter sand build-up on the shoulders of the road), brushing (removal of vegetation and small trees in and around the side(s) of the roads), ditching on one or both sides of these roads, some minor asphalt curbing in a couple of locations and some minor pavement patching.  Private property owners are being accommodated where possible, however it is strongly recommended that residents who want larger culverts under their access contact Gerry and Mainroad East Kootenay Contracting at 250-417-4624.  Consistent with last year’s work in Fairmont, Mainroad will be able to do the installation of new culverts for residents at no cost, but the residents must pay for the culvert itself.

The community of Rushmere will also see some work done on their roads – this will include some ditching, culvert installation if/where required, road base build-up and gravel surfacing.  The target for Rushmere this year to address the most pressing locations for improvements and road strengthening, which more work planned for the subsequent season(s) as required.

This is separate from the major pavement patching, ditching and culvert replacement being done in the next couple of weeks at the upper end of the Fairmont Resort Road.

If you have any questions, please contact Kareen.  Her contact information is:

Kareen Peters
Area Manager Roads,  Rky Mtn District,
Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure
kareen.peters@gov.bc.ca
129-10th Avenue., Cranbrook  V1C 2N1

(office) 250-426-1594

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