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New synthetic track finally coming for Delta Secondary

The new track facility for community and school use will be completed this year
The city in partnership with the school district has been planning a major upgrade to the shabby track at the high school. Delta Optimist file

The City of Delta has issued a request for proposals for the civil works associated with the redevelopment of the running track and natural turf soccer pitch at Delta Secondary.

The work will consist of, among things, removal and disposal of the existing gravel-based running track, sports infield and associated underground drainage systems, as well as construction of the infrastructure to support the development of a new synthetic surfaced running track facility, natural turf soccer field, paved walkway, pedestrian lighting systems, site services and hard and soft landscaping.

A separate request for proposals is being issued to identify and secure a qualified contractor for the supply and installation of the synthetic track running surfacing.

The track asphalt base is to be installed and ready for the synthetic surface installation by late June, while the synthetic running surface is to be installed by the other contractor by mid-August.

The project received a funding boost last year from the province.

The city established a new reserve fund, called the Growing Communities Reserve Fund, where the one-time grant of just over $16 million to Delta was directed for the DSS track upgrade as well as a second artificial turf field at Mackie Park.