UPDATE: The City of North Battleford has scheduled a ribbon cutting to re-open the 1100 block of 100th Street for 8 a.m. Thursday morning.
BACKGROUND: Barring any last minute hiccups, 100th Street will be open to drivers this Thursday.
At Monday’s City of North Battleford Planning Committee meeting at City Hall, Councillor Greg Lightfoot noted paving was being done on 100th Street that day, and asked Director of Planning and Development Jennifer Niesink for an update on when the road would be open.
Niesink responded they were looking at “Thursday afternoon for opening.”
The intention had been to open Monday, but there had been a lot of rain that delayed those plans. Crews worked through the weekend and it was on schedule for a Thursday opening.
The street had been closed for extensive construction work since July, causing detours at the 100th Street and 11th Avenue intersection. The work was being done between 11th and 12th Avenues and included the replacement of underground pipes and infrastructure, new paving and new sidewalks with bulbouts at the corners meant to increase pedestrian safety.
Lightfoot seemed to sum up the public mood when he responded, “It will be nice to have that open.”
On Wednesday it was confirmed by the city that 100th Street will be back open to traffic on Thursday. A ribbon cutting to re-open the street was announced for 8 a.m. Thursday morning.