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On Your Mark, Get Set…and Build!

May 09, 2011

Construction wraps up major projects and focuses on roads

The City is ready for another busy construction season, with more than $157 million being spent on special projects and $128 million on arterial roads and intersections, for a total of $285 million invested to enhance the way we move in Edmonton.

Some of the major initiatives scheduled for completion or commencement this year include:

  • 23 Avenue Interchange
  • The Quesnell Bridge widening and rehabilitation
  • Whitemud Drive/17 Street Interchange
  • Fort Road from 131 Avenue to 134 Avenue – rehabilitation work
  • Scona Road and 99 Street Rehabilitation
  • Rabbit Hill Road, south of 23 Avenue to Riverbend Road – widening
  • Northeast Snow Storage Facility
  • St. Albert Trail rehabilitation
  • 137 Avenue, 142 Street to 156 Street widening and rehabilitation

“Many of our large, high-profile special projects are entering their final construction phases,” says Byron Nicholson, Director of Special Projects, Roads Design and Construction, Capital Construction.  “We will be wrapping up work on both the Quesnell Bridge and the 23 Avenue Interchange this summer, and launching new projects that will enhance the City’s transportation network.”

In addition to the work being done on prominent projects such as Scona Road, Fort Road and Rabbit Hill Road, Paul Szczepanski, Director of Arterial Roads, Roads Design and Construction says that other main thoroughfares will see upgrades: “We will be focusing on key arterial routes throughout the city that have deteriorated significantly over the course of a very tough winter.”

There are 36 major arterial roads projects, 12 intersection paving sites and 18 special projects either starting or concluding in 2011.

A full list of all projects and mapped locations can be viewed by visiting Construction on Your Streets.

The City appreciates motorists’ patience during construction season and asks that Edmontonians do their part by obeying the speed limit in construction zones for their own safety and the safety of City of Edmonton workers.

For more information on construction projects, visit the City of Edmonton Transportation website or call 311. Live streaming video of traffic cameras at key locations in the City can now also be viewed on line at www.edmontontrafficcam.com.

For more information:

Online Contact 311 Online

In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

TTY 780-944-5555
Email 311@edmonton.ca
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