With camping season now over at the MD’s Cold Lake campground, crews began work over the weekend on the planned upgrades.
Caroline Palmer, General Manager of Planning & Community Services, gave a project update to Council during its meeting last week, and said that along with stripping and clearing of both the North and South loop roadways and campsite locations, installation of the watermain is expected to be completed this year. Additionally, drainage improvements along the existing road access and full development of the tenting sites are also slated for completion this fall.
Covering 67 acres and with a total project completion set for 2023, the $5.4M is coming from the MD’s Parks Capital Budget for the years 2021 and 2022.
Council will also be applying for the Province’s Municipal Stimulus Program grant to help fund the project.
“The Government of Alberta is providing additional funding for capital infrastructure to foster economic growth, create jobs and improve infrastructure within the province up to $1.5M for other work, if eligible,” Palmer said.