City wraps up another busy road construction year

Construction crews are putting the finishing touches on road projects for 2014, including the two-year 63 Avenue reconstruction from 99 Street to 104 Street. Before construction began on this major arterial roadway, 63 Avenue was rated the worst road in the City, and was the number one priority road for reconstruction. The work was completed on time and on budget. It’s been another big year for road construction in Edmonton,” said Barry Belcourt, Branch Manager for Roads Design and Construction. “We thank drivers, residents and businesses for their patience as we worked to improve essential road infrastructure.” In April, Mayor Iveson reaffirmed the City’s commitment to roads, investing $424.1 million in 178 arterial and neighbourhood road, bridge and interchange projects. This number includes: $85 million for arterial roads; $179 million for bridges and interchanges; and $133 million for neighbourhood renewal; and an additional $27.1 million allocated from the 2014 budget for additional arterial and neighbourhood paving in 2014 and 2015. Major construction projects completed in 2014:

  • 63 Avenue reconstruction (99 St to 104 St)
  • Guardian Road/Lewis Estates Boulevard road widening
  • Five neighbourhood reconstructions in Argyll, Delton, Grovenor, King Edward Park and North Glenora.

Some major multi-year projects that will continue in 2015 include:

  • Walterdale Bridge replacement project
  • 102 Avenue over Groat Road Bridge
  • 41 Ave SW/QE II Hwy Interchange
  • 112 Avenue rehabilitation (50 St to 68 St)  

Although minor work remains on some road projects into November, most significant project work has wrapped. For more information on construction projects visit www.edmonton.ca/roadprojects or www.edmonton.ca/constructiononyourstreets

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Kelly FitzGibbon
Kelly FitzGibbon is a communications officer with the City of Edmonton's Roads Design & Construction, working on projects like the Walterdale Bridge and Building Great Neighbourhoods.
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  1. Darryl Sinclair
    3 years ago

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