99 Street Slide Remediation Completed
December 11, 2018
Following an eight-month construction period, work is now complete on the 99th Street Slide remediation project.
Made possible through significant investments from the governments of Canada and Alberta this mitigation project has helped to protect the safety and well-being of those who live in the area.
“The Government of Canada is committed to building more resilient communities and protecting the safety and wellbeing of residents and their properties,” said the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. “Our government is proud to support the improvement of Peace River’s disaster mitigation infrastructure, which will help ensure the community can function and thrive through any circumstance.”
“I’m very pleased to see this landslide remediation project in Peace River is now complete. This joint investment was critical to ensure the safety of residents, local homes and businesses,” said the Honourable Brian Mason, Alberta Minister of Transportation. “It’s also important to remember that completing this work sooner than later was economically prudent. This work will protect the economic well-being of Peace River and undoubtedly, provide peace of mind to its residents.”
“I was very impressed with how the project was executed. It involved an innovative design. We saved a lot of residences and public infrastructure,” said his Worship Tom Tarpey, Mayor of Peace River. “My thanks go out to the contractors and sub-contractors to both our federal and provincial governments for their financial support on what was an emergency situation.”
In 2016 part of the hill around 99 Street in Peace River began to slide. That slide threatened a block of apartments, a local business, and municipal infrastructure such as water and sewer lines. In order to mitigate the slide and make the area safe, two anchored pile walls were constructed, one closer to the top of the slide and one closer to the bottom. Utility lines for water and sewage were also rerouted.
To make this project possible the governments of Canada and Alberta each contributed up to $1,918,862 to this project through the New Building Canada Fund: Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component–National and Regional Projects. The Town of Peace River provided the remaining $2,856,220.