Ethel Active Corridor preparing for final paving

A major construction project is getting into its final stages.

Project manager Dan Voth says the Active Transportation Corridor on Ethel Street between Bernard and Cawston is set to re-open shortly.

"Weather dependent, we'll be paving bottom lift next weekend, and then top lift the week after, so we should be open by the middle of the month in November," he said.

"Every time it rains heavily, the paving contractor gets pushed out another day from another project, so sometimes our project gets delayed."

Splitting up pavement into bottom and top lifts helps makes roads that are more durable over time, and is also cheaper to do.

He says the work that started in the summer has gone smoothly, for the most part.

"It's going smoothly, a little slower than we wanted," he said.

"There's a lot of complex issues, especially putting all the shallow utlities in the ground, all the Fortis, and the Telus, and the Shaw."

When it opens, the corridor that features new sidewalks and independent bike lanes will stretch between Harvey and Cawston.

The $12 million Active Transportation Corridor will is scheduled to span from Clement to Raymer by 2020.