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Town of Smithers to celebrate the Main Street Revitalization and Landscaping project

After five months of work the Main Street Revitalization and Landscaping Project is almost finished.

A Grand Re-Opening Ceremony will be held on August 29 at the corner of Main Street and Second Avenue from 12 pm until 1 pm.

According to the Town, the ceremony will feature speeches from local dignitaries, snacks and light refreshments.

During the project, Lyon’s Landscaping removed all of the previous landscaping features and installed new sidewalk paving stones, new concrete planters, benches, shrubs, flowers and trees.

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Additionally, decorative boulders have been installed and replaced damaged irrigation infrastructure.

During this period, sidewalks were open and limited the number of blocks closed at a time.

“The project has resulted in an improved downtown core for residents and visitors which honours the previous downtown landscaping, while meeting our communities new needs and expectations,” a news release said.

The Town added that this project has resulted in accessibility improvements and allowing all residents to enjoy their home community.

“This project will help the Town of Smithers ensure we have a vibrant and strong Downtown core, making it one of the most inviting places in Northern British Columbia,” the Town also said.

Funding for the project was provided through BC’s Northern Capital and Planning Grant Program.

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