The city of Lloydminster is to start a large-scale trail rehabilitation project at Bud Miller Park on Tuesday, Sept. 27, say recreation planners.
With an approved capital budget of $486,030, the city hopes to wrap up the upgrades by the week of Oct. 28, weather permitting. Funding of $284,273 was also obtained through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund.
The work will see the removal and replacement of the existing walking trail from south of the amphitheatre and south of the Bioclean Aquatic Centre surrounding the east and south portions of the Bud Miller Park lake. The stormwater outlet infrastructure near the lake’s southeast corner will also be replaced.
As well, the lake at the park is a vital link in Lloydminster’s stormwater management system. Replacing the outlet infrastructure will ensure the lake operates as intended and allows city staff to maintain and operate the lake water levels as required.
During the upgrade period, the paved trail and gravel service road will be closed, including the southeast entrance near Lakeland College. Park visitors must follow marked detour routes and avoid entering construction zones.
Visitors are invited to explore other trail systems within the park and the city online.
Sveer Maintenance was awarded the contract for the trail system project in August.