Construction on phase one of a trail that will eventually connect Arrow Heights to the ski hill was awarded yesterday by Revelstoke mayor and council to Jake Jay Construction Limited.
The first part what the city calls the Valley Trail multi-use pathway will start on Nichol Road at Park Drive and runs to the new roundabout near Camozzi Rd. Jake Jay Construction bid to complete this with a budget of $729,752.50.
The city got a $947,000 Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program grant for the trail. The extra money will be contingency and to cover engineering construction fees, said Steve Black, Revelstoke's director of infrastructure and planning.
Construction has to start right away because the grant runs out in the spring.
This is part of the city's 2017 Trail's Plan—the idea to connect Fourth Avenue and the Greenbelt Trail to Arrow Heights and the ski hill. Black said that Revelstoke Mountain Resort will pay for construction of part of the trail.