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In addition to the streetscape improvements, 105 Avenue is undergoing a design refresh to review and update the Columbia Avenue bike lane.

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).

Design Update

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

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

Streetscape Construction

  • 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

Project Overview

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.

Project History

Construction Update - May 2020

Construction funding has been approved as part of the 2019 – 2022 Capital Budget.  Detailed design for 105 Avenue, between 109 Street and 116 Street, is currently ongoing.

For more information on EPCOR utility construction and traffic accommodation, please contact

A streetscape pre-construction open house will be held before the start of the 2021 streetscape construction season. 

Project Update - August 2019

Thank you to everyone who provided their feedback at the June public event and the online survey. A What We Heard report has been created that includes all feedback from both the public event and the online survey. From the feedback collected, the final design will accommodate soft and hard landscaping including: grass, feature walls, planting and seating areas. Prior to construction, there will be a pre-construction public event to provide information about construction timelines.

Plaza Design

June 2019: Project Update

Thank you to everyone who attended the 105 Avenue Streetscape public event on June 13, 2019. Attendees viewed the preliminary designs for the next phase, 109 Street — 116 Street and provided feedback on the 112 Street — 113 Street plaza design.

What We Heard Report

Event Materials:
Display Boards
Roll Plan
105 Avenue Fact Sheet
105 Avenue Plaza Fact Sheet
Frequently Asked Questions

February 2019: Plaza Stakeholder Workshop

The City held a Stakeholder Workshop on February 23, 2019 where representatives from communities were invited to advise the project team on preferred uses for the plaza. The workshop looked at opportunities and constraints, who will use the plaza and what activities are envisioned in the location.

Display Boards (12MB)
What We Heard Report

January 2019: Project Update

The recommended design shared at the October 30, 2018 public event was presented and approved by City Council's Urban Planning Committee in November 2018. 

In December 2018, City Council approved the construction budget for 105 Avenue from 109 Street -116 Street as a part of the 2019-2022 budget deliberations. Utility relocation for this area is anticipated to begin in 2019 with roadway construction anticipated to start in 2021.

October 30, 2018: Public Information Session

The City held an information session on October 30, 2018 where residents were invited to view the updated preliminary design and alternatives that were considered, which were presented to City Council. Members of the project team were also available to answer any questions that attendees had regarding the project.


Display Boards
Fact Sheet
Roll Plan - Aerial View (13MB)
Frequently Asked Questions
What We Heard

February 13, 2018: Preliminary Design Update

On February 13, the project team met with the public to share the preliminary design update for 105 Avenue Streetscape (Columbia Avenue). Participants were able to provide their feedback and speak with members of the project team about the design plan.

It was identified just prior to the public meeting that possible changes to Phase 1 of 105 Avenue from 116 Street to 119 Street may be needed to provide consistency for cyclists, pedestrians and motorists on both the north and south sides of 116 Street. Potential options were presented in one of the display boards at this public meeting.

Meeting Materials:

What We Heard

Fact Sheet

Frequently Asked Questions

Display Boards (12MB)

Two-Way Protected Bike Lane Option (6.5MB)

One-Way Protected Bike Lane Option (6.5MB)

2016: Construction Complete

Project Lifecycle Operate

The City completed Phase 1 streetscape improvements from 116 Street to 119 Street, to help make 105 Avenue more accessible and pedestrian-friendly. This construction was based on the 2013 preliminary design focused on 105 Avenue between 109 Street and 119 Street.

April 28, 2015: Pre-construction Meeting

Project Lifecycle Build

The City of Edmonton held an open house about the reconstruction and streetscaping of 105 Avenue, between 119 Street and 116 Street. The open house was an informal, drop-in event with visual displays and opportunities for the public to ask have their questions answered. 

Presentation and Display Boards (12 MB)

January 21, 2014: Open House

Project Lifecycle Design

The City held an open house on Tuesday, January 21 to present plans for the 105 Avenue Streetscape to the public.


Display Boards

Design Plan - 109 Street-119 Street

Frequently Asked Questions

105 Avenue (Columbia Avenue) Preliminary Design

November 27, 2013: Stakeholder Meeting

Project Lifecycle Design

The project team held a stakeholder meeting on November 27 at MacEwan University to get feedback on the final design plans from area stakeholders.

Display Boards

EPCOR Power Infrastructure

For More Information

Ashfaque Ahmed

Title Construction Project Manager



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