The Alley Renewal Program outlines a cost effective, long-term strategic approach to renew and rebuild alleys. The program, approved in December of 2018, aims to improve the conditions of alleys across the City of Edmonton over the next 25 years.
The approved strategy will require approximately $22.3 million (by 2022) annually for the next 25 years. This program will be funded by an increase to the Neighbourhood Renewal Tax Levy. This levy includes a City-wide contribution and not just a contribution from property owners with back alleys.
- Address surface drainage issues in the alley
- Alleys will have a 4 metre wide width, where possible
- Alleys will have a paved surface
- Existing alley lighting will be upgraded to LED fixtures
For 2019, the following neighbourhood alleys will begin the alley renewal process:
- La Perle
- Sifton Park
Other alley renewal options
Separate from the Alley Renewal Program, the Alley Local Improvement process will remain an option for residents who wish to accelerate the renewal of their alley. If an Alley Local Improvement initiative is successful, it is 100% property owner funded.
Additionally, alleys will continue to be reconstructed in the event of an emergency (water main or gas-line repair) by the City’s utility partners.
The City of Edmonton will continue to maintain alleys with grading and pothole repair. Specific alley concerns can be addressed by contacting 311.