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Holyrood boardwalk upgrades stalled by lumber delay

By Mark Squibb/December 23, 2021

Holyrood Mayor Gary Goobie assured residents that upgrades to the boardwalk are ongoing, despite some bad weather and delays.

“Work will continue at the boardwalk site—as long as we have the weather,” said Goobie.

Woodwork, however, will continue only when materials arrive — which will be a while yet.

“Lumber has been ordered, and there was a six-week delay on delivery from outside the province,” said Goobie. “The contractor has been informed that the delay is now a further four to six weeks.”

Goobie added that underground electrical work, including a section of wire that has to be completed under the bridge, will continue. Goobie said the materials for the benches have arrived, and will be installed as sitework continues, and the entrance arch is also fabricated and will be installed at a later date.

Goobie noted there will be no more pavement laid at this time, due to the weather.

“Paving will be completed as soon as possible based on temperature and weather conditions, and residents and visitors are asked to continue their patience and follow the guides on site to ensure they are safe during this construction period,” said Goobie.

Improvements to the boardwalk and festival grounds were announced in 2019, with the federal and provincial governments pitching in $112,511 and $77,408 respectively.

Construction began in September.

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