Summer may be coming to an end but the construction season is still moving along.

 

Crews have been working since the spring on flood protection projects in Harlow, Lions Park, and Strathcona.

 

Ground was recently broken on Phase 2 of the Lions Park berm project. Some of the parking lot between the former Tigers Arena and the downtown YMCA has been torn up.

 

This part of the berm connects with the Lions Park Phase 1 berm and will extend towards Maple Avenue along River Road. Carlie Collier a Project Engineer with the City of Medicine Hat says this is an integral piece of the project that will protect the flats area.

“Obviously if we weren’t able to seal that up we would have some concerns in the flats area. So by extending that we are closing a weak part in our berm that existed up until now.” said Collier.

 

Starting on Monday September 21, access to the Arena and YMCA parking lot via River Road will be closed as the project expands. However, the parking area can still be accessed by using 2nd Street.

 

Construction on the athletic park berm is expected to be completed sometime in November.