Marina Boulevard in the city’s north end is getting a major makeover.
A number of large trees along the street will be taken down to make way for the Bears Creek Flood Reduction Bypass Project. A year ago, the city received $2-million from the province to install high capacity relief sewers along Marina Boulevard from Hilliard Street to Bears Creek.
It includes a new storm sewer system, gutter, and sidewalks.
A few residents expressed disappointment with the work, but Coun. Andrew Beamer said the trees needed to be removed in order to install the underground infrastructure. There will be an extensive replanting plan after the construction is finished. The road is closed for local traffic only.