Project Update - February 2023
Thank you to everyone who engaged with the project team about the 95 Avenue Renewal project - 163 Street to 170 Street. Resident and stakeholder feedback, along with technical studies and a safety audit, have been used to develop a design for the project.
The design includes replacing the existing sidewalk with a shared pathway, while also meeting the needs of residents to maintain the service road in front of properties along 95 avenue.
The project team is now finalizing the design. Once the design is completed, the project will enter into the delivery phase, with construction planned to begin in 2024. More information about construction will be shared closer to the start of the work.
About the Project
95 Avenue from 163 Street to 189 Street will undergo renewal. Renewal projects rehabilitate roads, replace street lights, sidewalks, curbs and gutters, and add missing sidewalk links, where possible. The project is also considering other opportunities that improve how people walk, bike, roll, drive and gather.
Engagement with residents and stakeholders is critical to help inform the development of the design plans. The City makes decisions using a combination of policy and program information, public engagement input, technical requirements and available funding. This process helps to ensure the decisions we make are fiscally responsible, align with best practices, consider the existing public and private infrastructure, land uses and activities along the roadway, and result in the best outcomes for our city.
We acknowledge the previously removed painted bike lanes on 95 Avenue did not meet expectations of the public, and the project team is making every effort to ensure the new design is appropriate and suitable, while allowing for the safe accommodation of all road users, including pedestrians, cyclists and motor vehicles. 95 Avenue is identified as a district connector as part of the City of Edmonton’s Bike Plan, as well as a missing link in Edmonton’s cycling infrastructure. In alignment with this plan, the design will include a new shared pathway along the corridor. This shared pathway is meant for all active users, including pedestrians, wheelchair users, cyclists or other people strolling, rolling or walking.