Building Great Neighbourhoods in 2012
May 15, 2012
City invests $215 million in infrastructure projects this year
The City of Edmonton is investing $215 million in a total of 76 neighbourhoods in 2012 to renew and replace neighbourhood infrastructure and enhance community connections and overall neighbourhood livability. This investment is part of the City’s long-term strategy to build great neighbourhoods across Edmonton.
Three City programs are coordinating to deliver the Building Great Neighbourhoods initiative: Drainage Neighbourhood Renewal (Infrastructure Services), Neighbourhood Renewal (Transportation Services) and the Great Neighbourhoods Capital Program (Community Services). In 2012 these 3 programs will begin reconstruction in 6 neighbourhoods (Canora, Dovercourt, King Edward Park, Terrace Heights, Windsor Park and Woodcroft), with work from 2011 wrapping up in 3 neighbourhoods (West Jasper Place, Capilano and Parkallen).
Keep it flowing!
The Drainage Neighbourhood Renewal Program is investing $47 million in Edmonton neighbourhoods in 2012. Deteriorated drainage pipes will be renewed ahead of planned pavement and sidewalk reconstruction.
“It’s important that we coordinate with roadwork and other projects to make sure drainage renewal work is completed ahead of time,” says John Cairns, Program Manager, Drainage Neighbourhood Renewal, Infrastructure Services. “This ensures that projects stay on schedule and on budget, and that there is as little disruption to the neighbourhoods as possible.”
In addition to neighbourhood reconstruction work, Drainage Neighbourhood Renewal, working closely with utility companies such as EPCOR Water and ATCO Gas, is renewing sewer pipes in 19 neighbourhoods in 2012, as well as conducting sewer inspections in communities where pavement and sidewalk reconstruction are scheduled for 2013 or 2014.
Keep it moving!
The Neighbourhood Renewal Program is investing $149.5 million in Edmonton neighbourhoods in 2012. Once drainage work is complete, the Neighbourhood Renewal Program begins neighbourhood reconstruction by renewing and replacing streets, sidewalks, curbs, gutters and streetlights.
“Our Neighbourhood Renewal program addresses more than just important transportation infrastructure in communities,” says Adam Laughlin, Director of Neighbourhood Renewal, Transportation Services. “It is about improving and maintaining the quality of life for Edmontonians throughout the city.”
In addition to neighbourhood reconstruction work, in 2012 the City’s Neighbourhood Renewal Program is investing in 17 overlay projects, 2 microsurfacing projects, 28 collector/residential street repaving locations, 7 alley reconstructions and 17 neighbourhoods receiving alley/street lighting and street pole upgrades.
The Great Neighbourhoods Capital Program engages with neighbourhood residents to align City investments, such as shared use pathways, with community goals designed to enhance and improve community connections and overall livability.
“Great Neighbourhoods are the building blocks of a great city,” says Stephane Labonne, Director of Great Neighbourhoods, Community Services. “Ultimately the goal of the Great Neighbourhoods Capital Program is to enhance the livability and community connectivity of Edmonton’s neighborhoods.”
In 2012, the Great Neighbourhoods Capital Program is investing $18.5 million in 12 neighbourhoods, including investments specific to neighbourhoods under reconstruction.
Edmontonians can review all the City’s 2012 neighbourhood infrastructure investments by visiting specific neighbourhood web pages on the City’s website.
During construction the City greatly appreciates the patience of all Edmontonians, particularly residents and motorists who live in and travel through affected neighbourhoods. The City asks residents and motorists to continue obeying the speed limit in construction zones for their own safety and the safety of City of Edmonton workers.
For more information:
Drainage Neighbourhood Renewal
Financial Services and Utilities
Jill McKenzieCorporate Communications