Main Street contractor is hoping
there’s no tricks for TTMS treaters

Osoyoos youngsters may have to be a bit more careful at this year's Trick or Treat Main Street with construction wrapping up.

It’s not the equivalent of tip-toeing through the graveyard, but young trick-or-treaters may have to watch their step as they and their parents participate in the Osoyoos Credit Union’s Trick or Treat Main Street.

Although paving is scheduled for next week, clean-up is not expected to be completed by October 31. That means there could be a few little piles left on-site and a couple of odd jobs left to do.

“Barring nothing going sideways, we could be paved,” said a spokesperson for H&M Excavating, the Penticton-base company looking after the storm sewer replacement project that has had Main Street in a bit of mangle over the last couple of months. “The paving could be done by the 26th.

“There should be no machinery down there. We’d have little bits of stuff to clean up and doing some tidying up.”

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H&M is currently working on sidewalks and bumpouts along Main Street, replacing paving stones pulled to accomplish the storm sewer replacement and replacing stones that can’t be salvaged.

Jim Dinwoodie, the Town’s Director of Operational Services, said H&M is ahead of schedule with the task at hand.

“They certainly seem to be giving it the old college try to get it done on time,” he said. “The Main Street project completion date is in December so they’re ahead of schedule.”

The increasingly popular Trick or Treat Main Street is now in its fifth year. More than 40 downtown merchants have already indicated they will be participating, said Osoyoos Credit Union’s Louise Toth.

“It would probably be a good idea to let (H&M) know the kids will be out trick-or-treating that day,” she said.

Meanwhile, getting the little ghosts and goblins around Osoyoos should be a little easier Halloween Eve with Kingfisher expected to be open again by the end of the month.

“Kingfisher is supposed to be completed by October 31 and (H&M) is still of the opinion that they will have it finished on October 31,” said Mr. Dinwoodie.


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