Phase one remediation of Centennial Park gets underway. October 23, 2014 (Blackburnnews.com photo by Jake Jeffrey)

Centennial Park Remediation Underway

Phase one remediation of Sarnia’s Centennial Park is underway.

City Operations Manager Brian Prouse says it’s hoped the north berm will be ready for tobogganers by mid-December.

Prouse says topsoil is being pushed to the north berm making it about 10 ft taller.  Trucked-in sand will then be placed over a geo-textile surface.

Part of the berm to the south of the east entranceway to the “great bowl” will be totally removed.

Bre-Ex Construction is doing the work at a cost of $2.5-million.

Part of the park including the playground and bermed-in area has been closed since May 2013 following the discovery of asbestos and other contaminants.