Edmonton’s residential neighbourhoods are the heart of our city. Communities have grown from the core outwards over the past century until we became a capital region with shared boundaries with municipal neighbours.
In the late 1980s and ’90s, Edmonton went through a period of providing minimal maintenance to the roads and sidewalks in mature communities. Over time, the condition of roads, sidewalks and sewers deteriorated, resulting in more frequent collapsed sewers, increased sidewalk trip hazards, and dramatically increased maintenance needs for pothole repairs.
In 2009, the City began turning that around with three main programs that renew the physical infrastructure of our neighbourhoods through sustainable, effective investment that will reach all areas of the city. The capital budget has slowed the infrastructure gap from getting larger.
The three renewal programs in Edmonton’s neighbourhoods are:
1. Transportation Neighbourhood Renewal
2. Drainage Neighbourhood Renewal
3. Great Neighbourhoods Capital Program