The City of Estevan is busy with some beautification this spring.
"This is part of an originally planned for three years capital project through the existing budget," explained Estevan's Parks Manager, Rod March, "and we're just motoring along right now."
"We've got the south side of the medians done. It's around the Beefeater area, King and Souris area, so all those new planters are put in place. We've updated some old broken bricks. Some of the bricks came from the donated bricks we had last year. All the new planters are self-watering."
"Now that we've got the south side finished up, we're moving on to the north side. The northmost median is done in pavers and the second median from the north we're working on right now, and we're putting in planters that will match the ones down to the south."
March added that the trees had to be removed because they were infested with black knot.
"Now we're just building the planters and we'll see how budgets go and likely finish it up within two years and under budget rather than three years."
He mentioned that the planters will be in place for when the flowers arrive to be planted in the end on May.
"They'll all be self-watering ing as well so it will be a lot safer for people up there and a lot less weeds."
"It's part of my mandate to beautify the city. This is just one aspect of it to focus on our focal points through our traffic corridors. This was just tidying up what was started."
There are signs up and barricades and drivers are asked to slow down when driving in areas where crews are working.