Project Update - October 2021
Construction is set to start in late 2021, and end in summer 2022. The project team is investigating how to minimize full closures; options will be considered to have the trail open for limited access during construction.
Tree removals adjacent to the trail will begin in November. Removals are necessary for the long-term stabilization and drainage solution for this trail. The removal areas do not include a significant quantity of mature trees, consisting of predominantly smaller native material. A robust naturalization plan has been developed and will be implemented once the stabilization work is complete.
The naturalization plan will enhance and improve the existing ravine ecosystem. Native species including aspen, poplar, white spruce, saskatoon, dogwood, willow, wild rose and snowberry will be planted in quantities suitable for restoring the newly constructed slopes.