Section of Canoe Beach Drive to remain closed until safety standards met
A section of road in Canoe will remain closed as a new problem with stability has come up and further engineering assessments are needed to determine how it can be fixed.
Canoe Beach Drive between 70 Ave NE and 72 Ave NE was previously closed when city workers spotted some signs of sloughing.
Traditionally, this road has some issues with spring run-off and has been closed in the past until drier weather arrived. This year, however, there is a new section of damage that will require more than a monitoring approach.
"There's not just one, but two failure areas. It is worse than we were anticipating," says Rob Neiwenhuizen, director of engineering and public works. "Unfortunately it is not going to be a quick fix."
Geotechnical engineers took a look at the two areas of concern and advised the cit to close the road as a safety precaution. Now the engineers will be conducting a more thorough assessment of the site and will recommend what work needs to be done.
"Then we'll have to take a look at the options and the cost," says Neiwenhuizen.
There are no estimates on how long the road may remain closed.