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Pre-Construction Meeting - February 2018

On Thursday February 8, City representatives hosted an open house to provide detailed information regarding the final design including pedestrian and cycling improvements, what to expect during construction and the local improvement process for the Newton neighbourhood reconstruction project.

About the Program

Newton has been chosen for reconstruction beginning in spring 2018.

Neighbourhood reconstruction is a type of neighbourhood renewal that involves road reconstruction and repaving, as well as replacement of streetlights and reconstruction of sidewalks, curb and gutter. Alley renewal is not part of neighbourhood reconstruction.

It also includes the opportunity for two local improvements, sidewalk renewal and decorative streetlights.

Additional Projects

Neighbourhood Renewal in Newton will also include the following sub-projects.

Newton Public Realm Improvements

Public realm improvements will be undertaken in Newton as part of the Corner Store Pilot Program. The improvements will be on 54 Street between 121 Avenue and 122 Avenue and will be delivered through neighbourhood renewal starting in 2019.

What We Heard - Newton Corner Store

Newton Park Development

As part of the Newton Neighbourhood Renewal project, two local parks in Newton will be receiving upgrades.

During the Newton Neighbourhood Renewal public engagement, first with the Community League in fall 2016 and then the public in March 2017, the City heard that residents were interested in seeing improvements at Jacob Prins Park and at Germaine Dalton Park.

To help determine what these upgrades might be, meetings were held on September 12 and 13, 2017 for Jacob Prins Park and Germaine Dalton Park respectively. The intent of these meetings was to check in with adjacent homeowners and area residents in order to:

  • Understand the activities that occur in each park
  • Confirm the need for park furniture
  • Explore the need for additional lighting elements

What We Heard - Newton Park Development

Montrose-Newton Shared-Use Path and Lighting Project

Shared-Use Path and Lighting Project

During public engagement for the Montrose and Newton Neighbourhood Renewal projects, the City heard from residents about developing a formalized asphalt trail with lighting on the berm along the south side of the Yellowhead Trail, between 50 Street and 66 Street.

Based on the feedback we received and a field walk to look at existing conditions, the City developed a concept plan for a 3m wide asphalt shared-use path with pedestrian level lighting and connections to the intersections at 50 Street and 66 Street.

The concept plan and an online survey were shared with Montrose and Newton residents, property owners near the project area, users of the berm where the path will be and other stakeholders such as community leagues in fall 2017.

What We Heard - Montrose Newton Shared-Use Path and Lighting

Montrose Off-Leash Area

As part of an evaluation of the existing Montrose off-leash site on the berm south of Yellowhead Trail, the City ran an online survey to gauge public interest in extending the off-leash boundaries to include the eastern section of the berm to 50th Street. For results of the survey, please review What We Heard.

What We Heard - Montrose Off-Leash

For More Information

Felix Lam

Title Engineering Project Manager
Telephone

780-944-7695

Email felix.lam@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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