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Construction in the downtown amenity centers expected to ease pedestrian traffic flow

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
March 7th, 2013

The Nelson downtown core is getting a facelift.

City crews have been busy this week revamping the amenity centers in the 400 Block of Baker Street — outside the Bank of Commerce and Darwin’s Grocery Store.

Crews removed planters on both sides of the streets to allow foot traffic to flow more freely.

Tuesday, heavy equipment and jackhammers were seen removing the planters before work crews packed down the soil.

Sand was brought in to make the areas fit for the pouring of cement either Thursday or Friday, weather permitting.

The work is in preparation for the busy summer tourist season.

In past years, people frequenting the amenity centers that would sit on the planters would obstruct foot traffic on the streets.

This work will ease that concern, opening up the amenity areas for more tourists and shoppers in the Baker Street core.


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