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Pumphouse Trail closed starting May 24, 2024

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Pumphouse Trail, which runs from Sakwatamau Drive through to the 47 Street entrance, will be closed starting May 24, 2024.  The trail will be temporarily re-opened for the Saturday, June 1 Run 4 Fun event, and then close again.

The area will be closed so that asphalt removal and base preparation can be completed in preparation for Phase 1 of the Centennial Park Pathway Improvement Project.

  • Residents that back on to the project area, including Sakwatamau Drive, Baxter Drive, Feero Drive and Chickadee Drive, may hear and see activity in the park area behind their property.
  • The closure will be marked with signs and barricades.  Please do not enter the work site and avoid the active work zone as asphalt removal and base preparation will be completed throughout the closure period. 

Questions can be directed to Andre Blanchard, an E-Construction representative, at 780-983-3244.

Residents are encouraged to use alternate walking routes in the area. 

The work being completed is part of a three year project that will rehabilitate and widen the trail, as well as improve drainage in the park space.  These improvements will also enhance usability, accessibility and safety of the Centennial Park trail system.  

For further information on the trail system please refer to the Whitecourt Trail Map