Another season will soon make an appearance in Estevan - construction season. And there are a number of projects in the works already.
"As part of the roadway rehabilitation for King Street," explained Kiflom Waldeab, City Engineer, "we'll pick up where we left off last year. We plan to rehab the roadway from Pine to Kensington. That will include widening the road to the north, make it the standard width and rehab the remainder of the roadway."
However, he added that all of that is pending approval of the Ministry of Environment and there is no timetable for that.
"Once we get their approval, we'll get going with the construction. We wait until they give us the green light."
As well, the City will be starting up on paving over where they fixed water main breaks over the winter.
"Because we don't pave in the winter, we do spring cleanups, miscellaneous concrete and asphalt works. So whatever happened over the winter until now, we fix it now. And whatever happens between now and the fall, we fix in the fall. That would include asphalt and concrete sidewalks."
He added that the city will also be replacing some of the water mains.
"Originally the City water mains were all cast iron and the City has been replacing them with PVC because, after so many years, cast iron corrodes and it loses its capacity, it bursts. So basically, we've been yanking them and replacing them with PVC."
Nicholson Road will see a water main replacement this summer, south of Rusty Duce Park.