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The community of Jackson Heights has several access paths into the Mill Creek Ravine. Near the intersection of 42 Avenue and 46 Street, a granular path leads to a wooden staircase into the ravine. Due to the steep grade, water runs down the granular path when it rains, carrying gravel onto the staircase and creating a slip hazard.

Project Objectives 

  • Replace stairs and extend the stairs to the top of bank to meet the current City standards
  • Install benches, if required (to be decided during concept planning)
  • Improve safety for users
  • Follow recommended maximum number of steps between landings, with no more than 2 flights of stairs before a change of direction
  • Tie into the existing granular trail at bottom of stairs 
  • Tie into either the existing granular trail or concrete walkway at the top of the bank
  • Include consideration for erosion control within proximity of the stairs and beneath stairs

Information Session

A public engagement event to discuss the concept plan with stair users and local residents will be scheduled in April 2019.

River Valley Stairs Rehabilitation Survey

The survey is open until February 28, 2019

Project Timeline

2019/2020: Construction estimated to begin in summer and be completed by spring

2019: Detailed design finalized, public information sessions and completion of environmental information assessment

For More Information

Open Space Planning and Design

14th Floor, Edmonton Tower
10111 - 104 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB T5J 0J4

Telephone

In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

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