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Neighbourhood Renewal in Spruce Avenue was completed in 2020.

About the Program

Spruce Avenue was chosen for reconstruction beginning in spring 2018 and 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.

Project History

Construction Update - Summer 2020

Construction resumed in Spruce Avenue in August 2020. The work is a carry over from the 2019 construction season and includes: 

  • The removal and replacement of public sidewalks, curbs and gutters, as well as construction and paving of the road

  • Full road reconstruction along 112 Avenue (from 105 Street to 106 Street) is planned for September 1 to September 15

Construction Bulletin

Construction Update - Spring 2019

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

The April Bulletin contains important project and contact information for residents and property owners, as well as a map of Spruce Avenue which  identifies the scope of work planned for 2019. 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.

114 Avenue Bike Infrastructure Update

The project team has gone through feedback collected at the public event in January 2019. Feedback was provided on design options for bike infrastructure between 97 Street and 102 Street, as these 2 blocks connect the existing shared use path west of 102 Street to the bike route in Alberta Avenue east of 97 Street.

Three popular themes emerged in that feedback:

  1. Keep the roadway operation similar to what it is today

  2. It was important to make intersections safe

  3. Bicycle-activated signals at both intersections (97 Street and 101 Street) were very important

The project team has considered the feedback collected as part of the design process and has included the following in the design of the street between 97 Street and 102 Street:

  • A shared roadway, where bikes and traffic will share the roadway single file

  • The intersection of 114 Avenue and 102 Street will be upgraded to an all-way stop with reflective tubing

  • Bike detection will be installed at the intersection of 114 Avenue and 97 Street, and 114 Avenue and 101 Street along with signal upgrades

Map of 114 Avenue: 97 Street - 102 Street

Project Update - January 2019

Thank you to those who attended the Spruce Avenue Neighbourhood Renewal Bike Infrastructure Event on Thursday January 24, 2019.

We recently constructed a shared-use path on 114 Avenue east of 102 Street and are now looking at design options for 114 Avenue, from 97 Street to 102 Street.

Attendees at the event shared input on the options we have for these 2 blocks to help us understand what is important to consider as we complete this link.

Display Boards:
Shared Roadway
Shared Roadway with Contraflow Bike Lane
Shared Roadway with Contraflow — 97 to 101 Street

Project Update - October 2018

Building Great Neighbourhoods is working in the Spruce Avenue neighbourhood with construction occurring in 2018 and 2019. The scope of work includes road restoration and paving, replacement of street lights, and reconstruction of sidewalks, curb and gutter. The final design for the neighbourhood reconstruction project was presented in February 2018. 

Throughout the year we heard concerns from the community about 112 Avenue, which include congestion, short-cutting, visibility, safety, lane width, and illegal parking. 

We heard you and are proposing changes on 112 Avenue, from 102 to 105 Street, as shown on this detailed map. The 112 Avenue construction is scheduled for 2019.

115 Avenue Reclamation to Parkland

The section of 115 Avenue, between 102 Street and 103 Street is scheduled to be converted to parkland.  The updated design plan will include some impacts to residents however the City has been working with stakeholders to keep these to a minimum.

Pre-construction Meeting - February 2018

On February 20, 2018, 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 Spruce Avenue neighbourhood reconstruction project.

Neighbourhood Design
Local Improvement
Bicycle Infrastructure

Cycling Infrastructure

In previous consultation regarding the Spruce Avenue neighbourhood renewal, residents expressed an interest in having bicycle infrastructure included with the neighbourhood construction. A focused workshop was held on January 16, 2018 to discuss the options for bicycle infrastructure, with a focus surrounding 114 Avenue.

Cycling Infrastructure Options
Current Infrastructure
What We Heard - 114 Avenue Cycling Infrastructure

Meeting Two - April 2017

On April 5, 2017 City representatives presented detailed information regarding the preliminary design, construction timelines, and the local improvement process, options and related costs for the Spruce Avenue neighbourhood renewal project.

What We Heard

Neighbourhood Reconstruction

Preliminary Design
Project Scope
Signage and Pavement Markings
Sidewalk Enhancements

Meeting One - September 2016

On September 27, 2016, the Building Great Neighbourhoods team met with the Spruce Avenue Community League Executive to share the City’s plans to renew and replace sanitary and storm sewers, reconstruct roads, curbs and sidewalks on City-owned property, and replace streetlights, starting in 2018.

What We Heard
Building Great Neighbourhoods 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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