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Mission: Main Street taking place Oct. 25 to Nov. 8

Post Date:10/02/2019 9:00 AM

Update: This initiative is now scheduled for Friday, October 25 to Friday, November 8, 2019. Setup of the trial will occur prior to the start date.

What makes a street great? We have some answers. Now we want yours.

To help reach our economic development and diversification goals, we are exploring options for a Main Street Revitalization project on 101 Avenue in the hamlet of Lac La Biche. Our objectives are to create a more pedestrian-friendly environment, and to establish the downtown area as a place for residents and visitors to spend greater amounts of time, complete with on-street events and programming. We envision a vibrant, animated downtown district where people feel encouraged to stay, shop and play.

Lac La Biche County plans to "test drive" one part of the proposed Main Street Revitalization project, using temporary features to test a design concept in real life, from October 25 to November 8, 2019. During the trial, residents and visitors will be able to provide feedback on what they like and don't like about the design concept by seeing and experiencing proposed changes before they become permanent.

What is Mission: Main Street?

Mission: Main Street is a public engagement program we're planning from October 25 to November 8, 2019.

The intersection of 101 Avenue and 101 Street in the hamlet of Lac La Biche will transform for a two-week period. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to tell us what you think of the new look and feel. County employees will be on-site at various times to collect feedback from pedestrians, and all residents will have other opportunities to share their thoughts with us.

Please scroll to the bottom to see a proposed site plan for the intersection.

How did we get here?

Underground infrastructure along Main Street is aging and needs to be replaced. We have an opportunity to enhance the street's surface features at the same time. Lac La Biche County wants to take this opportunity, but first we need to find a design that is functional and aesthetically pleasing for community members.

Three days of stakeholder engagement took place in the winter of 2019. Click here to read the "What We Heard" report that was later presented to County Council.

Council has also endorsed Design Objectives for this project. Click here to read the Design Objectives.

On behalf of the County, V3 Companies of Canada reviewed stakeholder feedback and started preparing design options for reconfiguring Main Street. Now it's time to test the proposed curb alignments in one area, before reviewing and finalizing the overall design.

Below is a proposed site plan for the intersection.

Proposed Site Plan

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