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Neighbourhood reconstruction in Central McDougall was completed in 2020.

Project Update - December 2020

Neighbourhood renewal work is complete for 2020 in Central McDougall! Construction began in early May and was completed on schedule. This was the final year of the 2-year neighbourhood renewal work. The completed work includes: 

  • The removal and replacement of public sidewalks
  • Shared-use paths
  • Curbs and gutters and roadways

In August 2020, landscaping work that carried over from the 2019 construction season was completed. Some sod placement and deficiency repairs have been deferred to spring 2021 due to the early onset of colder weather.

In the commercial streets along 106 Street to 108 Street (between 105 Avenue to 106 Avenue), we have some outstanding work to complete as a result of cold weather. It is planned for spring 2021 and includes planting new trees and shrubs and pavement marking.

Street light installation work, which includes running new conduits, drilling and pouring new concrete base, removal of old poles and re-energizing the lights, is still ongoing in the neighbourhood. We are targeting the end of January 2021 for the street light system to be fully operational. 

Open Space Renewal 

Renewal work has been completed in Princess Patricia Park. Outstanding work which involves planting shrubs in the park is planned for summer 2021.

About the Program

Central McDougall was chosen for reconstruction beginning in spring 2019. The work was completed in 2020.

Neighbourhood reconstruction is a type of neighbourhood renewal that involves road reconstruction and repaving, as well as replacement of street lights and reconstruction of sidewalks, curb and gutter. Alley renewal is not part of neighbourhood reconstruction. It also includes the opportunity for 2 local improvements, sidewalk renewal and decorative street lights.

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Project History

Project Update - August 2020

The 2020 Central McDougall construction season began in early May with construction along 108 Avenue just west of 101 Street and moving south to 105 Avenue. Construction is progressing on time and we are completing sidewalks, curb and gutter along 106 Street to 108 Street between 107 Avenue and 109 Avenue.

We have completed full road reconstruction, construction of new sidewalks, curb and gutter and landscaping along 108 Avenue between 101 Street to 104 Street. This month, we anticipate the majority of concrete work between 105 Street to 109 Street and road reconstruction along 102 Street and 103 Street will be completed.

Road rehabilitation is planned until early September. At the end of September, Low Impact Development (LID) installation along 106 Street and 108 Street between 105 Avenue to 106 Avenue is planned to be done. Streetlight installation is ongoing between 105 Avenue to 108 Avenue.

Open Space Renewal

In early August, renewal work started in Princess Patricia Park. The work includes removing the existing walkway and shrubbery and constructing a 3m concrete shared-use path as part of the 108 Avenue bike link, relocating trees and planting new trees. During construction, a small section of the park will be closed.

Project Update - Spring 2020

We are entering the final year of the planned 2-year construction for Central McDougall. For a yearly breakdown of how construction is planned, see the Scope Map. The Construction Staging Map outlines work by numbered project in greater detail.

The 2019 construction season was a success and we completed all planned construction including the roadways, curbs, sidewalks and drainage. The 2 exceptions being landscaping and street lighting:

  • Landscaping in Project 1 (with the exception of 102 Street/110 Avenue near Royal Alexandra Hospital) was only complete up to topsoil level. In June and July, landscapers will be onsite to prepare the topsoil and begin installing sod. 
  • Decorative street light poles along the 109 Avenue shared-use path corridor (Project 1) will be installed through the summer.

The 2020 construction season will include the removal and replacement of public sidewalks, curbs and gutters, as well as street lighting, and reconstruction and paving of the roads.

Please watch your mailbox for construction bulletins that will provide more information along with contact details for any concerns regarding landscaping and access.

May 2020 Construction Bulletin

Construction Update - Spring 2019

Construction is now underway in Central McDougall. The construction consists of removal and replacement of public sidewalk, curb and gutter, and street lighting, as well as reconstruction and paving of the road.

The Spring Bulletin contains important project and contact information for residents and property owners. The Prime Contractor working for the City will deliver bulletins outlining the estimated start/finish dates of each portion of the project, along with their contact information.

The City thanks residents and property owners for their patience as we make these improvements. 

For special concerns or access requirements, such as DATS, please contact the Construction Project Manager, Ikenna Uju at 780-508-9412.

Project Update - January 2019

Thank you to those who attended the Pre-Construction Public Event on Wednesday January 16, 2019 to view the final designs for the neighbourhood, learn more about the planned 2-year construction and decide on the sidewalk Local Improvement

The final neighbourhood designs were developed based on the feedback received throughout the public engagement process from January to November 2018. They take into consideration City policies and programs, technical feasibility and available funding. The final neighbourhood plans include:

  • Residential streets
  • Traffic measures
  • Commercial streets
  • Bike infrastructure
  • City-owned outdoor spaces
Project Update - November 2018

Thank you to those who attended the Central McDougall - Renewing Local Infrastructure Event on November 7, 2018 to share feedback on the preliminary plans for new infrastructure in the neighbourhood. The preliminary plans included improvements to:

  • Residential streets
  • Traffic measures
  • Commercial streets
  • Bike infrastructure
  • Parks and green spaces

They were developed based on the feedback received throughout the public engagement process, which started in January 2018, including the recent input received from the public event and the survey in September. What is shown in the preliminary plans is dependent on available funding and final City approvals.

Project Update - September 2018

Thank you to everyone who attended the drop-in session on September 15, 2018 and shared their feedback either in person or through the survey. The options presented at this event were informed by the Urban Design Analysis Report (15 MB).

The display boards that were shared at this event and through the survey introduced options for:

  • Bike routes and infrastructure
  • City-owned outdoor spaces, including parks
  • Commercial street renewal
  • Residential street renewal
  • Traffic measures that reduce speeding and shortcutting through neighbourhoods
Project Update and What We Heard Report (Phase II)

In April 2018, the City invited people to attend one of two identical workshops and participate in an online or hard copy survey. The What We Heard report shares the results of Phase II of the City’s public engagement efforts held in April.

Participants were asked to share ideas to refine a project vision and set of important elements to guide the City’s work in the neighbourhood. They were also asked to share advice about the neighbourhood. 54 people participated in the public engagement activities.

Further to the public engagement, the project team visited Central McDougall numerous times in May and June to examine the neighbourhood and the areas that were identified for potential improvements.

Public Workshops - April 2018

Building Great Neighbourhoods held 2 Vision and Priorities Public Workshops to confirm the project vision and important elements that will set the direction for the Central McDougall neighbourhood renewal.

This was an opportunity to help us understand how you move, connect and enjoy the neighbourhood.

Display Boards

Stakeholder Outreach Workshop - March 2018

Businesses and organizations in Central McDougall were invited to a stakeholder workshop to learn more about the Central McDougall neighbourhood renewal. This was a facilitated workshop to provide the initial opportunity for ideas for what the community, as a whole, is hoping the renewal work will achieve.

Workshop Presentation

For More Information

Ikenna Uju

Title Construction Project Manager

Building Great Neighbourhoods

All additional inquiries or escalations can be directed to the Building Great Neighbourhoods team, or by calling 311.


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