City moving forward with controlled intersection for new hotel

By Collin Stockwell
April 3, 2016 - 9:21am

A busy intersection in North Battleford will soon see an expansion as the city prepares for the construction of a new hotel.

An agreement between the city and Terracap Management, who own the Frontier Centre mall, has been approved by council which will see the addition of traffic lights and lane expansions on Carlton Trail.

The goal is prepare for the expected extra traffic when a new 100 room Comfort Inn and Suites hotel opens up in the near future.

According to City Manager Jim Puffalt there’s a fair bit of work involved in the project, which is estimated to cost around $400,000. Terracap has agreed to pay $123,000 of construction as part of a service agreement.

“It certainly has to be widened out to 4 lanes, right now it narrows off in that area so it has to be widened out to accommodate the hotel, and traffic lights have to be installed in the area,” Puffalt said.

City Council has also approved a subdivision in the area behind the Frontier Centre which allows for the hotel to be built on the land behind the mall. Terracap is hoping construction of the new hotel will begin sometime this summer.

cstockwell@jpbg.ca

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