Pace slows down on Coldstream road

Completion of Coldstream’s Grid Road project has hit some speed bumps.

Completion of Coldstream’s Grid Road project has hit some speed bumps.

The collector roadway and accompanying multi-use pathway were striving for a March 31 completion, but the deadline has been bumped back to Oct. 31 for the path portion.

“The work is going a little bit more slowly due to some challenges,” said Michael Stamhuis, Coldstream’s chief administrative officer.

The new completion deadline is for the multi-use pathway portion of the project, but Coldstream doesn’t anticipate the actual Grid Road to take that long.

“My guess is completion will happen sometime in June,” said Stamhuis.

Aside from some setbacks, the project is going well.

The first section of the bridge span was trucked in Feb. 11 and the next section is anticipated to arrive this Friday.

Once completed, the project will connect motorists from Kalamalka Road (with a new intersection at Husband Road), up the hill and below the seed orchard property onto College Way.

The $9.1 million project has been on the books for more than 15 years, and is finally being completed with the use of DCC’s collected over the years and federal/provincial funds.

That means there is no direct impact on current Coldstream taxpayers.