Creighton Council Report: paving work coming to close

Workers scheduled to finish the Creighton paving project as early as this week.

Portions of Highway 167 and Creighton Avenue have been work areas since Sept. 18, when crews with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways began repaving sections of the road. Detours were set up through town and around the turnoffs to Channing and Phantom Lake to allow traffic to pass, using an old trail that had been widened for car and truck traffic.

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The road is expected to be finished as early as Oct. 4.

“Everything depends on the weather,” said Paula Muench, chief administrative officer for the Town of Creighton at the Sept. 26 town council meeting.

Property repair

Council received a letter from a Creighton resident claiming her property had been damaged during the town’s recent water and sewer project.

The letter detailed a number of complaints alleged to have been caused by workers, including drainage problems and damage to a driveway and landscaping.

Muench said the contractor hired to work on the project had not completely finished the project, stating any reported issues caused during the work would be fixed by the contractor.

“They’ll be coming back to fix the deficiencies and they’ve all been identified,” she said.

Muench added the area of issue is along Creighton Avenue, where the town’s paving project has prevented work crews from accessing areas with reported problems.

Lights

New solar lights will soon be installed at the pedestrian crossing at Creighton Avenue and Queen Street.

A report from council’s protective services committee showed that new lights have been ordered for the crossing. Overhead crosswalk lights were previously installed at the intersection, but were removed as part of the water and sewer replacement project.

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