Project Update – May 2021
The construction of the Phase 1 streetscape between 112 Street and 109 Street will be starting in May 2021. Underground utility replacements will continue between 116 Street and 113 Street in 2021. There will be temporary closures and detours during construction (see map).
The 105 Avenue road alignment between 109 and 108 Streets will be modified (see map). In addition, the existing 2-way protected bike paths will be replaced by new 1-way protected bike paths in both directions on 105 Avenue east of 109 Street. To accommodate these changes, 26 parking stalls will be removed between 109 Street and 105 Street. This construction is anticipated to occur in spring/fall 2022.
Utility construction, work required before the construction of the streetscape, will take place from June 2020 into early 2022, including:
- EPCOR Drainage – a new storm sewer tunnel and some mains with service reconnections
- EPCOR Water – relocations and reconnections of existing lines and hydrant relocations
- EPCOR Power – burial of overhead lines underground and service reconnections
- ATCO Gas – main relocations and service reconnections
- Telus/Shaw and Bell– burial of overhead lines and relocations/reconnections of existing facilities
2021 – 109 Street to 112 Street streetscape construction is expected to begin
2022 – 113 Street to 116 Street streetscape construction will start
2023 - the plaza, between 112 Street and 113 Street, is scheduled for construction
2023 - the overall streetscape, from 109 Street to 116 Street, is anticipated to be completed
105 Avenue is emerging as a key corridor in the revitalization of the Downtown north edge.
In 2016, the City constructed the Phase 1 streetscape improvements from 116 Street to 119 Street, to help make 105 Avenue more accessible and pedestrian friendly. This construction is based on the 2013 preliminary design focused on 105 Avenue between 109 Street and 119 Street.
In 2017, the City refreshed the 2013 preliminary design with an emphasis on protected bike lanes. Stakeholder and public engagement occurred throughout this process. A recommended option with 2-way traffic, 1-way bike lanes and some loading zone/parking between 109 Street and 116 Street, was developed and taken to Council in 2019 in the Roll Plan.