Aspen Place, Fernwood Bay, Fernwood Street Residents No. 16-24, and Willow Bay Residents: Posted: May 16, 2017

Thank you to all the residents that came out to the intersection of Fernwood Bay and Aspen Place this evening, May 18th . The Town is finalizing details with the road construction team and construction will start tomorrow, May 19th . The Town will post an update later in the day, thank you again for your patience and understanding.


Aspen Place, Fernwood Bay, Fernwood Street Residents No. 16-24, and Willow Bay Residents:

Please be advised that major road repair and construction will be starting in your area as soon as Friday, May 19th. Kindly watch the Town’s web page and Facebook for updates.

Residents will need to be patient and courteous to construction workers during construction. Repairs are expected to take approximately 6-8 weeks, weather permitting.

 During construction, there will be no through fare on Fernwood Street. Intersection access will be constricted and at times completely closed. Expect delays. Limited or NO vehicle access to Aspen Place, Willow Bay, or Fernwood Bay will occur.  Residents affected are to park commuter vehicles outside the construction zone and walk in. Parking is available at Wheatland Football Field, and on street along Meadow Road, as well as north of the Fernwood Bay and Aspen Place intersection. Watch for construction vehicles and kindly respect driveways and avoid blocking the road. Pedestrian and bicycle traffic is to avoid the construction area at all times, local resident vehicle (when permitted) and foot traffic only. Remember there is NO parking or driving along the Enbridge right of way.

Gary Schmidt, Public Works Manager will be in the Aspen Place and Fernwood Bay intersection from 5:30 – 7PM on THURSDAY, May 18th to answer questions and advise on traffic flow. (In the event of bad weather, Gary will be at the Town Office, check web page if location is to change.)

The first phase of construction will consist of the removal of the existing asphalt in the construction zone. This could start as early as May 19th , vehicle traffic will be allowed, but expect delays.

The second phase will include culvert replacement. This is expected to start on Tuesday, May 23rd and will include a total road closure on Fernwood Bay and Aspen Place. BLS is expected to have this done between 8 AM and 5 PM.

Starting as early as May 23rd ; Aspen Place, Willow Bay, and Fernwood Bay residents will exit and enter from the north half of the intersection when permissible during the south side repair and then switch during the north side repair. Please see web page map and follow directional arrows.

Garbage and Recycling pick up – Please have bins on street prior to 7:00 am on pick up days, maintenance will assist Loraas with disposal.

All bused school children in the affected area (No. 16,18,20,22, and 24 Fernwood Street, Fernwood Bay, Aspen Place, and Willow Bay) are to meet their buses on the south side of #24 Fernwood Street at where the pathway meets Fernwood Street. Prairie Valley has been informed.

Recreational vehicles, boats, and trailers – It is advised that residents relocate RVs, trailers, and boats off their properties prior to Tuesday, May 23rd to ensure they have access to them during the construction period. The Town nor BLS can guarantee roadway access.


Town of White City