What are the Jumpingpound Creek and Bow River FREC projects?

The June 2013 flooding in the Bow River Basin caused significant damage to the banks of Jumpingpound Creek as well as the West Terrace Pond south of the Water Treatment Plant. For this project, a number of bank stabilization and erosion prevention measures are to be installed within Jumpingpound creek north of George Fox Trail, the west multi-use trail along the creek is to be relocated to further prevent erosion. 

The West Terrace Pond will be expanded into a constructed stormwater management pond, and the path around the West Terrace Pond will be removed and replaced to be able to shift the water treatment plant outfall. In order to accommodate the new outfall from the pond, a larger pedestrian bridge at the West Terrace Pond is required. The new bridge will also be wider to accommodate emergency and maintenance vehicles. 

For the Jumpingpound Creek work, the west bank will be restored, and then stabilized with natural vegetation. Vegetation is also to be planted on the east bank to ensure further bank stability in that area. 

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1. What are the Jumpingpound Creek and Bow River FREC projects?
2. Why is this project necessary?
3. When will construction take place?
4. Will there be any disturbance to traffic routes?
5. Will there be alternative pedestrian trails?
6. During pathway closures, signage and clearly marked pedestrian detours will be available.
7. What environmental considerations and protections are being put in place?
8. Will my taxes go up because of this project?
9. Which neighborhoods will be affected by this construction? How will they be notified?
10. How will the construction company minimize disturbance to residential areas?
11. Will we receive updates of the construction progress?
12. Who can we reach out to regarding construction concerns?
13. How/when will this affect pond access and recreational activities?