Mayor Iveson affirms City’s commitment to roads

During last fall’s election campaign, candidates heard a recurring message from Edmontonians: fix the roads.

As Mayor, Don Iveson pledged resources to address the existing transportation infrastructure deficit and to create a sustainable roadway maintenance strategy going forward. This spring, the City makes good on its promise with an investment of $404 million in more than 125 arterial and neighbourhood road, bridge and interchange projects.

“During the election campaign, my Council colleagues and I heard from citizens about the need to invest in roads,” said Mayor Iveson. “Today the City is renewing its commitment to this top infrastructure priority.”

Paving 112 Avenue

Major projects for 2014 include new work like the 102 Avenue over Groat Road Bridge replacement and 112 Avenue reconstruction, as well as ongoing projects like the Walterdale Bridge, QEII/41 Avenue SW interchange and Stony Plain Road streetscape.

Lots of construction projects means significant traffic impacts. Major upcoming closures include the eastbound lane of 63 Avenue from 104 Street to 99 Street May 4, and Walterdale Hill Road May 5.

“With more than 125 projects identified, citizens can expect a lot of road construction this year,” said Mayor Iveson. “This is an exciting time. We appreciate everyone’s patience during construction season and ask that everyone keep safe by obeying speed limits and watching for workers in construction zones.”

The City recommends that drivers find out where construction will be happening on their routes to and from work and familiarize themselves with closures and detours. A full list of projects is available at www.edmonton.ca/constructiononyourstreets

Details on major projects are available at edmonton.ca/roadprojects

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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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