Each year, the City of Kimberley implements several major projects throughout Kimberley as a part of our capital works plan. Here, we will outline those projects including descriptions, budgets, funding sources, project timelines, maps and impacts they will have to the community. Please check back often for project updates.
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Boundary Street - Road Reconstruction and Services Replacement
This project will see the replacement of the existing City water, sanitary sewer and storm infrastructure and the repaving of Boundary Street. The scope of work has been expanded to include the installation of some Teck water pipes (Teck funded).
This project is required due to the City infrastructure under Boundary Street having exceeded its expected useful life. Replacement of this infrastructure requires removal of road structure and repaving of the road.
Budget and Funding Source
Water Fund: $415,328
Sewer Fund: $182,239
General Fund: $379,010
Project expected to complete Fall 2022.
- Boundary Street will be closed to for the duration of the project, accessible by local traffic only
- Pathways and stairs on Boundary are closed. Please do not try to access them as it will put you and crews in danger.
- Deer Park Avenue will allow 2-way traffic
- 4th Ave at Boundary Street may be impacted and reduced to single-lane alternating traffic
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Centre 64 Roof and Truss Replacement Project
This project involves the replacement of the existing metal roof material and interior trusses. Currently during rain events or snow melt, there are a number of locations on the existing roof that are leaking. An engineering report also indicates that the condition of the roof and truss structure is not meeting NBCC 2010 building code requirements and needs to be repaired or replaced.
Budget and Funding Sources
The City of Kimberley applied for a received a grant in the amount of $369,990 to support this project. The grant program is a joint initiative of the Provincial and Federal governments through the Investing in Canada: Rural and Northern Infrastructure Program. Remaining funds will come from the City's General Operating Capital Reserve.
Centre 64 parking lot will be closed for the duration of the project.
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Marsden Street Bridge
The Marsden Street Bridge rehabilitation project begins June 2022. The existing concrete surfaces of the bridge deck and curbing will be scoured and restored, extending the service life of the bridge and decreasing maintenance required. This project is identified in the 2022 Capital Project Plan.
Budget and Funding Sources
Total Budget: $146,905 Funding Source: General Operating Budget
The bridge will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians for the duration of the project. The publics co-operation and patience during the construction project is appreciated.
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Townsite Multi-Use Pathway Improvement Project
This project consists of new sidewalk to be installed along 7th Avenue from Trail Street to Giegerich Road to improve pedestrian connectivity and safety. This sidewalk will connect to a shared roadway along Giegerich Road, and continue down through McDougall Park where it will connect to 4th Avenue. These improvements will promote safer movement for active transportation users in the Townsite area. Construction on this project will begin early July and conclude the end of September 2022.
This project is a joint initiative of the City of Kimberley and the Province of BC through the BC Active Transportation Grants Program.
Total Budget is $292,326. BCAT provided $204,628 grant and the City will fund the remaining costs from its General Operating Capital Grant.
At certain times during the work, vehicle and pedestrian traffic may be disrupted.
Access to driveways may be restricted at times to allow for the work. Residents will be advised by on-site personnel should this be required.
Emergency (police, fire, and medical response) access to residences will be maintained at all times.
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Swan Ave Park
Swan Park Nature Inspired Playground construction is beginning during the last week of June. The playground will incorporate elements and textures from nature and use the natural landscape to create a welcoming and fun area for all. Contractor Stoic Industries Construction Management will begin work the last week of June and complete in October 2022.
The scope of work includes:
- Excavation of base and subgrade preparations and construction of new concrete retaining wall and concrete playground border
- Installation of new playground structure
- Installation of engineered wood fiber surfacing
The budget for the project is $222,000 and has been 100% paid for by grants received from third party organizations including:
- Columbia Basin Trust Outdoor Active Spaces Grant
- Canada Healthy Communities Grant
- Healthy Kimberley
The park space will be fenced and closed for the duration of the project. We appreciate your patience as we work to bring the community a beautiful and functional space that will be enjoyed by young and old for years to come.