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Posted on: March 8, 2019

UPDATE 5: Maxwell Lake Pedestrian Bridge Project

UPDATE 5: Maxwell Lake Pedestrian Bridge Project

Last week Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) visited the Maxwell Lake pedestrian bridge to review the work completed to-date on the project. At the beginning of the project, a code of practice notification was submitted to AEP who permitted the Town to go ahead with the project as presented. During their visit AEP reviewed the amount of gravel used on site. A couple of days after the visit, AEP contacted the Town to request that the additional gravel from the trail leading to the bridge be removed.

We are advising the public that while the Maxwell Lake bridge has been installed, there is ongoing work to be completed in the area, including gravel removal and cleanup, landscaping, and connections to existing boardwalk in the area.


Gravel removal has begun this week, as well as planning for temporary trail and boardwalk connections so the area may be used by the public. For safety reasons, we encourage visitors to the area to obey all signs and the instruction of on-site construction personnel while the work is ongoing.

If you have any questions, please contact Planning and Development at 780-865-6086.

Project Background

To provide our community with further information on the ongoing Maxwell Lake Bridge Project, we have compiled important information into one CivicSend.

This notice has been updated a fourth time to account for weather dependant landscaping work still outstanding. 

Project Location: Maxwell Lake Bridge 

Construction Budget:  $400,000.00

Construction Time Frame: All project components completed in Early Spring 2019

Note: The construction of this project will subject to weather considerations and season.

Scope of Work

The Scope of Work (SOW) is the area in an agreement where the work to be performed is described. 

The Scope of Work (SOW) to be performed is as follows. 

  • Remove and dispose of existing pedestrian bridge;
  • Supply and install new bridge and footings; and
  • Landscaping for trail connection and bridge access.

Project Understanding:

The Town of Hinton as approved the replacement of the Maxwell Lake Bridge in the 2018 Town of Hinton Capital Budget. The previous pedestrian bridge was slumping into the wetland and was structurally compromised, making it no longer safe for public use. 

The new bridge profile is raised higher to support the water flow changes in the Maxwell Lake from year to year. The bridge has been designed to support and enable those with mobility aids to access the bridge. The bridge design supports equipment for boardwalk maintenance by Town of Hinton in areas that were not readily accessible throughout the year.

Project Partners:

From conception through to construction completion, the Town of Hinton and ISL Engineering and Land Services, work in partnership to design, engineer and deliver a project on schedule and budget. Sure-Seal, the General Contractor, is the successful bidder for this project and will be carrying out the scope of work 

Construction Factors: 

We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and co-operation over the course of the previous construction activity. 

At this time, impact to area visitors going forward is expected to be minimal, with only landscaping and cleanup work outstanding. Further closure in the area is not anticipated, though there may be some minor impact to path travelers while landscaping is in progress.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Planning and Development directly on the matter.

Diana Daley-Beckford, Planning and Development Manager


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