- Regions expect to have work finished by 2024.
- The province wants to destroy this feature and make something that would be safe for kids to use.
The fountains at the Alberta legislature are receiving a $20 million upgrade to fix the damage that endangers the integrity of structures underneath the plaza and makes hazards for the public.
The plaza used to be a famous place for parents and kids to hang out on hot summer days in pre-pandemic years.
However, the region has been forced to maintain the fountains turned off over the previous two summers because of leaks that compromised the security of the pedway and tunnels underneath the plaza, which was developed in phases beginning in the late 1970s.
“I believe there were seven gallons of water leaking down every day due to chlorination and corrosion,” regional Infrastructure Minister Prasad Panda said at a news conference Friday.
“There were some recommendations we could have done some band-aid work to keep it open this year. But the damage will deepen further.”
Alberta Infrastructure has issued a request for a proposal for design work, with construction starting next spring. The government hopes the work will be completed by 2024.
Source – cbc.ca