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Waskasoo Creek channel improvements start today

August 1, 2017 3:23 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Work to improve conditions in the Waskasoo Creek channel between Gaetz Avenue and 48 Avenue adjacent to 43 Street and into Barrett Park will start today.

The City is working to restore areas in Waskasoo Creek that have sustained extensive erosion, and to address concerns about flooding in adjacent areas. Repairs will use natural bioengineering elements to assist in increasing fish habitat and to retain the natural appearance of the creek through the downtown area and in Barrett Park.

Work will include creek bank repairs, which will use natural elements to help to stabilize the creek banks and reduce further erosion, as well as construction of a berm on the north bank of the creek to help reduce the risk of flooding for adjacent properties.

There may be intermittent traffic disruptions on 49 Avenue and along 43 Street throughout the project.

Construction is anticipated to continue until late October.

More information on this project is available online at reddeer.ca/constructionseason.

For more information, contact: 

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147

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