Installation of the new gateway signs and statues, hoped to make Princeton a destination, has been delayed till later this summer. (Contributed)

Princeton beautification project stalled

The city says new statues and gateways won’t arrive by Canada’s Day

Princeton’s new statues and two gateways didn’t make it to town by Canada Day.

The items for the $315,000 beautification project, which was approved by council in March, were expected to arrive by the end of June. But, according to town hall, they won’t be ready for another few weeks.

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“The manufacturers send me pictures of the progress of the statues and gateways and they are looking really good. But because it took a little longer to get the blueprints, the gateways and statues have yet to be completed,” said economic development director Gary Schatz.

He said the gateways are expected to arrive in July and the statues in August.

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The project includes two large gateways on main roads and a dozen nature-themed bronze statues at various locations throughout the town core.

The gateways will be constructed on Bridge Street near Highway 5A and on Vermilion Avenue near Highway 3.

Schatz said when they arrive, it will only take a couple of days to set them up in the planned locations.


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