The running track resurfacing project at Bow Island’s Senator Gershaw School is near its completion as another school year is just around the corner.
The concrete was poured earlier in the month and all is left is the painting of the running track line, the installation of a swale around the track to prevent water damage and landscaping.
“Paving of the track came together faster than expected,” said Senator Gershaw School principal Scott Angle.
“Overall our hope was to have the track construction completed before school started in September and that portion was completed by the middle of July.”
“We are very proud of the end result. The work on the track was completed to last a very long time.”
The County of Forty Mile came in and did the ground work in one day earlier on in the month and on the same day Dendron Services was able to take down the trees on the south side of the track. LMT came in the following day to begin construction of the track which took about a week.
Angle says now the track committee is just working finding the best possible contractor to complete the lines for the track which he considered to be “fairly technical work.”
Additionally, there a couple of grants the track committee applied for that they’re still awaiting a response from.
The public has been using the track since the paving has been done.
“Community feedback regarding the track has been very positive,” said Angle.
“ (The) public has been using it since the paving has been completed which is great to see. The running track went from being in a condition that no one wanted to use it to one that the community can be proud of and can use in any type of weather.”