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

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.

Pruning and removals were completed over the winter to make room for construction equipment. Construction timelines and details will be available in the spring, and a notice will be sent to residents prior to construction starting. Residents can expect their alley to be inaccessible for approximately 4 weeks during construction.

Project History

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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