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King Edward Park has been chosen for alley renewal in 2020 and 2021.

About the Project

Alley renewal in King Edward Park will entail reconstructing the alleys identified to a new residential or commercial standard, as applicable. The construction will consist of removing the existing road structure, placing a new gravel base, completing minor concrete replacement, installing a new asphalt overlay and finishing with minor landscaping restoration.

Alley renewal involves alley reconstruction and repaving, improvements to surface drainage wherever possible, and upgrading existing alley lighting to LED fixtures. It also includes the opportunity for a local improvement to add alley lighting if property owners are interested.

Project History

Project update - April 2021

Construction for the 2021 (Year 2 of 2) scope of work is scheduled to start in early May of 2021. The 2021 scope of work will include the reconstruction of approximately 23 of the alleys in the neighborhood as well as the mill and overlay of additional alleys requiring only surface improvements. 

Residents may see City crews out as proactive tree pruning is also taking place in spring 2021 as required. Construction bulletins will be delivered to all impacted residents in late April 2021 prior to the start of alley construction. As the work progresses the contractor working on behalf of the City will notify residents of the alley closure dates for each individual alley project prior to the work commencing.

Alley reconstruction for the 2020 (Year 1 of 2) scope of work began in King Edward Park in late May of 2020 and was completed in early November 2020. Approximately 95% of the work scheduled for 2020 was completed and is now in service.The alley located between 76 - 77 Avenue and 79 - 81 Street was deferred until 2021 due to weather constraints. This alley will be reconstructed in the summer of 2021.

Landscaping restoration was fully completed in approximately 25% of the alleys that were reconstructed in 2020. Landscaping restoration could not be completed in full due to weather constraints and will be completed in the spring/summer of 2021.

King Edward Park Alley Renewal is anticipated to be completed in full and in service by the end of the 2021 construction season.

Project Update - February 2021

Alley construction in King Edward Park will take place between May and October 2021. Prior to the start of construction in your alley, the prime contractor working for the City will deliver a bulletin approximately 1 week before starting the work.

This bulletin will outline the anticipated construction start date and will include the contractor’s contact information. Signs at the alley entrances of your alley will also be put up at this time for further awareness of the scheduled construction start date.

To see if your alley is included, please review the scope map.

In addition to the 2021 alleys, we will be completing outstanding work from 2020 which includes:

  • The reconstruction for the alley located between 76 to 77 Avenue and 79 to 81 Street
  • Completing landscaping restoration
  • Completing any deficiency work identified through final inspections
Project Update - December 2020

King Edward Park alley reconstruction began in late May 2020 and was completed in early November 2020. Approximately 95% of the 2020 work has now been completed and is in service.

2020 work included reconstruction of 22 out of the 23 alleys that were planned for alley renewal this year. This work included:

  • Removing the existing road structure
  • Placing a new gravel base
  • Minor concrete driveway replacement
  • Paving a new asphalt overlay

Reconstruction also included 4 additional alleys that were milled and overlaid to improve drivability by correcting any significant settlements or heaves caused by utility trenches, improve drainage by reducing ponding and extend the overall life of the alley surface.

The reconstruction for the alley located between 76 to 77 Avenue and 79 to 81 Street is being deferred until 2021 due to weather constraints.

Landscaping restoration was fully completed in approximately 25% of the alleys that were reconstructed this year. It could not be completed in full due to weather constraints and will be treated as a priority to complete in spring 2021.

Project Update - August 2020

Some of the alleys, originally outside the project scope, have been reviewed with some requiring an asphalt mill and overlay. This investigation was conducted by a visual inspection of the existing alley surface and is required in order to prevent further maintenance concerns.

Please see the mill and overlay scope map that identifies the alleys that will receive this work sometime through September. A construction bulletin was delivered to all impacted residents in late June 2020. The contractor working on behalf of the City will deliver a second construction bulletin approximately 1 week prior to starting the work.

ATCO started gas main replacements near 82 Avenue east of 75 Street in early July and will continue for the rest of the construction season. Alleys affected by gas main replacements in 2020 will have the alleys fully reconstructed in 2021.

EPCOR will be completing water main renewal in 2 alleys located between 87 Street and 91 Street and 80 Avenue and 82 Avenue in 2020. EPCOR's scope of work consists of replacing the water main and then fully reconstructing the alley.

Project Update - April 2020

The construction year split has shifted due to changes in the scheduling of area utility work. Please see the updated Scope Map for the new year split. Residents and property owners affected by this change will be mailed notification letters by the beginning of May 2020.

Bulletins will be distributed at the start of the construction season to inform residents affected of the proposed timelines of alley renewal work. A second construction bulletin will be delivered by the contractor approximately 1 week prior to the start of work at your property.

Investigation of some alleys that were not initially included in the King Edward Park project scope is ongoing. If work to improve these alleys is going to occur, residents and property owners will be notified through a construction bulletin.

Project Update - March 2020

Thank you to those who shared their feedback at the community drop-in event on November 20, 2019. The feedback received at the event, as well as by phone and email to the Project Manager by December 5, 2019, is now summarized in the What We Heard report.

The investigation of some alleys that were not initially included in the King Edward Park project scope is ongoing. If work to improve these alleys is going to occur, residents and property owners will be notified through a construction bulletin.

Project Update - November 2019

Thank you to those who shared their feedback at the community drop-in event on November 20, 2019. Attendees learned about the alley renewal program and what they can expect when the construction work begins.

They also had an opportunity to share their concerns about the state of their alley, including access and drainage, and to share considerations about their backyard, driveway tie-in and alley use that should be accounted for during construction.

The feedback received at the event, as well as by phone and email to the Project Manager by December 5, 2019, is summarized in the What We Heard report.

In addition, some utility work will be completed in King Edward Park prior to alley renewal. EPCOR Water is completing water main replacements in a number of locations and is reconstructing the alley to complete their work. ATCO Gas will also be completing natural gas system upgrades.

Event Materials:
Project Scope Map
Display Boards
Alley Renewal Fact Sheet
Local Improvement: Alley Lighting Fact Sheet

For More Information

David Kavanagh

Title Project Manager
Telephone

780-496-5367

Email David.Kavanagh@edmonton.ca

Building Great Neighbourhoods

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

Email BuildingGreatNeighbourhoods@edmonton.ca

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