UPGRADE UPDATE: Can't fault that asphalt!

Jody Blomme
By Jody Blomme
September 26th, 2012

This week is the week of the first layer of asphalt on Columbia Ave! Finally, we are heading towards having smooth hard surfaces to walk and drive on again; smoother than ever before, in fact.

The second lift of asphalt will be next week. We can expect to see street lights and bus stops going in after paving sometime, so perhaps next week or the week thereafter.

Much of the main band of the sidewalks is complete.  Workers will pour as much of the remaining sidewalk as they can this week without getting in the way of paving.  Paving the road has to take priority. 

The appearance of Washington St. will not change drastically this week.  They are working on Washington’s sewer and water mains. 

The Rossland Chamber of Commerce, the Economic Development Task Force and the Columbia Project Communications Task Force are working with members of the business community to plan a grand opening party and progressive marketing plan.  The date for the grand opening main event has been set at October 27.  We encourage local businesses and anyone who is interested to become involved in this exciting occasion.  If you would like to contribute your ideas, time and/or skills, please contact us at columbiaproject@rossland.ca or call Renee at the Rossland Chamber of Commerce at 250-362-5666.

Feel free to visit Mayor Granstrom on Mondays from 10:30-11:30am at City Hall.  To see graphics portraying the end-goal of this construction project, please take a look at the video display in the window of Rossland ProHardware, or watch them on the City of Rossland website at http://www.rossland.ca/columbiawashington-construction-updates. 

Please contact us at columbiaproject@rossland.ca with your comments, concerns, ideas, or questions.  The telephone number for technical questions and concerns is 250-362-2328. 

~Your Columbia Project Communication Task Force

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