The City of Vernon would like to advise the public that a major upgrade project will get underway this week on the downtown parkade elevator system.
The much-needed upgrade is part of the City’s Building Condition Asset Management Plan and was earmarked as a priority project within the approved 2020 Capital Plan for a total cost of $200,000.
Work on the elevator will begin tomorrow (April 1st) and is anticipated to be complete by mid-June. During this time, the west stairway will be closed from time to time while the contractor refurbishes the car; however, the north stairway will remain open for pedestrians.
All accessible parking stalls are located on the main floor of the parkade and will remain available to the public.
The City apologizes for any inconvenience this temporary closure of the elevator may cause, but appreciates everyone’s patience while this work is being completed to repair and improve the downtown parkade.