2018 Construction Projects
The following projects are scheduled for summer 2018:
Ross Street water main replacement project
Environmental Services is working with a contractor to replace the Ross Street water main. There will be some lane closures on Ross Street between 46 Avenue and 49 Avenue during construction that will impact parking, but local businesses will be accessible.
Construction will commence on April 23 and lane closures are expected to start the week of April 30. The project should take approximately nine weeks to complete.
67 Street / Johnstone Drive roundabout
Construction of the roadways is complete, but landscaping within the main roundabout centre circle and along boulevards and trails will be completed this season. Both lanes of traffic in the roundabout will remain open, but the truck apron will be closed while landscaping in the centre circle is in progress. Landscaping work is scheduled to start on April 23. Additional information is available on the 67 Street/Johnstone Drive Corridor Improvements page.
Capstone at Riverlands
Service installation and infrastructure development is underway for Red Deer's newest urban community, Capstone at Riverlands. 2018 projects include road reconstruction on Alexander Way from 54 Avenue and west to 45 Street. Alexander Way will also include a re-alignment to join up with the proposed Canada 150 Plaza near the river. In addition, 45 Street road reconstruction will include a new cross-section to enhance walkability in the area. Additional information about Capstone at Riverlands is available online at liveincapstone.ca.
Austin Drive and 22 Street sewer vault installation
Environmental Services crews began work to install an underground sewer vault along Austin Drive, which will give staff access to area sewer pipes for maintenance and cleaning. Construction began on April 16 and is expected to last for three weeks.
52 Street water main replacement project
Environmental Services is planning to replace the water main along 52 Street. Lane closures and traffic impacts have not yet been identified. Construction is tentatively scheduled to start in June.
19 Street and Taylor Drive intersection improvements
Upgrades to the 19 Street and Taylor Drive intersection began in 2017 in preparation for the Southpointe Junction development and as part of the future configuration for the Gaetz Avenue / Queen Elizabeth 2 Highway interchange. The new intersection has wider roads, additional turn lanes and new traffic lights, as well as concrete work within the intersection. In 2018, construction will continue while the top layers of asphalt are installed, along with permanent lane marking and other final details.
Public Works manages the City's road maintenance programs including pothole filling, crack sealing, pavement rehabilitation and roads in need. Additional information about each of these programs, as well as scheduled projects for 2018, are available on the Road Maintenance page.