Remember that phrase "Why Wait Till Spring, Do It Now", well just take spin around
Port, and keep your eyes open for wet concrete, missing sidewalks, potholes in those
dug up roads, and if you see construction signs, please slow down, be cautious,
look around to make sure it's safe, and take care.
A new sidewalk repair job over by the TD Bank machine at the corner of Joseph Street,
and Colborne Street, that just seemed to pop up overnight, almost caught me by surprise
after using the Bank machine. I was one step away from wet concrete because of not
paying attention. Sidewalks are safe places to walk most of the time, except when
being repaired. It's this routine change for sidewalk users that causes a problem
when repairs are underway, and a simple distraction could lead to a problem, or
injury. With sidewalk repairs being done all over Port, the biggest is on Edith
Cavell Ave, your normal walking route may have been selected, and extra care would
be advised while in the affected areas.
Progress on the Remediation of the Contaminated Harbour Lands seems to be rather
slow, with sporadic activity seeing heavy construction equipment lay idle most
of the time. At this pace, walls of construction fencing, big holes and red tarps
might become a more permanent Port Stanley attraction right into next summer.
But there is some good news on the horizon, one Port project that seems to be almost
complete, and looks pretty good too, is the outside wall treatment on the Port Stanley
Library, that only needs some ground level brick work to be completed, and then
the wall of construction fencing there, can be taken down.
Hofhuis Park is showing off well with the recent grass seeding starting to show
green, and the cosmetic landscaping around the pond looking lush. Everyday you go
by, the changes show a progressive view, that seems to only get better, making that
Hofhuis Park Dream become more of a reality.