The City of Charlottetown’s Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce that the Victoria Park Boardwalk project is completed. The Victoria Park roadway and the boardwalk are now open to the public.
"Victoria Park is one of the City of Charlottetown’s gems," said Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee. "We have people from all over the Island, as well as many off-Island visitors, who enjoy our beautiful waterfront and our boardwalk. We’re thrilled to have been able to make so many great upgrades to this infrastructure that will benefit our citizens for years to come."
The work on the boardwalk began in September. The scope of the work included: the removal of the old boardwalk; improving the drainage; upgrading the stringers; upgrading the decking to a marine-grade lumber; widening the boardwalk from eight feet to 10 feet; and upgrading the material below and behind the benches.
"It has always been my goal to enhance the boardwalk, but these drastic improvements and the outcome of this project is just tremendous," said Councillor Mitchell Tweel, Chair of the City’s Parks, Recreation and Leisure Activities Committee. "The boardwalk is brand new and it has been strengthened and improved to the point where it will be a lasting legacy. I encourage everyone to visit the boardwalk and experience for themselves the improved accessibility and durability."
The work on the boardwalk was done in 1,500-foot sections in order to keep most of it open to pedestrians during construction. Closure of sections of the boardwalk and the Park Roadway were necessary for the construction to take place. The project was managed by the City’s Parks and Recreation Department, in collaboration with the Charlottetown Area Development Corporation and the lead contractor, MacLean Construction Ltd.
"This project is a testament to the City of Charlottetown’s commitment to promoting active living for all demographics and abilities," said Councillor Tweel. "I truly think it’s a project that our citizens can be proud of. It adds to the atmosphere and overall walkability of our City. We’re also pleased that we’ve been able to upgrade the equipment we use to plow the boardwalk to ensure it remains open for use in the winter months."
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