Crews installed a steel casing pipe under 9th Avenue North as part of a planned broadband service upgrade by Shaw Communications.

Crews installed a steel casing pipe under 9th Avenue North as part of a planned broadband service upgrade by Shaw Communications.

Traffic diverted for better broadband service

9th Avenue North in downtown Golden was under construction for most of last week.

9th Avenue North in downtown Golden was under construction for most of last week, as an important piece of a long-awaited project was being put into place.

Shaw Communications began installation of a steel casing pipe on the north side of the Kicking Horse River. The steel casing pipe is an integral part of Shaw’s improved broadband service loop through the community.

It began with the installation of a mainline valve on the Town’s 250 milimetre watermain underneath 9th Avenue North, just in front of The Dollar Store and Elite Nutrition.

The work, carried out jointly between the Shaw general contractor and Town forces, began Tuesday Feb. 12, and was completed later that week. The rest of the steel casing installation will take place behind the river dike, and is expected to be completed within a month.

The hole that was dug on 9th Avenue North has been filled in, and traffic patterns have returned to normal. However repaving will have to wait until the regular paving season resumes.