2019 Construction Season

We're busy planning projects for the upcoming construction season. Construction schedules are always weather-dependent and could be subject to change without notice.

Current Projects

54 Avenue & Taylor Drive
"like-for-like" power transformer replacement

South Red Deer 194S/RD15S Substation
4932 - 54 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta
Transformer 15T1: Taylor Drive & 54 Avenue

The following project details are provided in accordance to guidelines from the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC):

Project Details:
The existing power transformer 15T1, has reached the end of its planned life cycle and will be replaced with a newer transformer of the same rating and function. 

This project fits with the replacement plans to mitigate constraints identified in the Transmission Master Plan.

Project Timeline:

  • April 2019: Notice to nearby properties
  • May 2019: Site surveying, construction preparation
  • June 2019: Construction start
  • October 2019: Construction end

Existing Equipment Specifications:
one (1) 138/25-kilovolt (kV), 56-megavolt-ampere (MVA) transformer

Replacement Equipment Specifications:
one (1) 138/25-kilovolt (kV), 56-megavolt-ampere (MVA) transformer

Potential impacts of construction:
During construction, electricity will be re-routed from other transformers in the city. Nearby properties should not have any service interruptions but may anticipate a normal level of construction noise during daytime hours.

Potential restrictions on the development of adjacent lands:
We do not anticipate construction will result in any development restrictions for any nearby lands.

Definitions:

  • Power Transformer: used to step down the transmission line voltage so electric power can be transmitted through our distribution lines to the community
  • Substation: facility where equipment is controlled to safely convert electricity, ensuring an uninterrupted flow of power, on demand
  • “like-for-like”: replacing one thing with another of the same type

View the 15T1 Power Transformer Replacement brochure (pdf) .

67 Street & 30 Avenue
sanitary pipe connection

Starting May 28, there will be lane closures and detours in place at the 67 Street/30 Avenue roundabout. 

Crews will be reinstalling a sanitary pipe connection as part of warranty repairs related to the previously installed underground infrastructure. 

Throughout the work, the following lane closure/detours will be in place: 

  • The dedicated turning lane from eastbound 67 Street to southbound 30 Avenue will be closed. Drivers can continue to turn south through the roundabout.
  • Upon exiting the roundabout on westbound 67 Street, two lanes will merge into one lane. This single lane will then detour around a work site on the median.
  • The pedestrian trail on the south side of 67 Street will be closed. Pedestrians will be detoured to the north side of 67 Street. 

Please see the detour map (pdf)  for more information. 

This closure is expected to last for up to three months, but is weather dependent. 

Edgar Industrial Drive
bridge rehabilitation

The bridge over the CPR tracks on Edgar Industrial Drive will be undergoing a major rehabilitation to replace deteriorated elements and upgrade safety components, extending the life of the structure. Work is expected to last approximately two months, weather dependent. During construction, traffic will be restricted to a single lane of alternating traffic controlled by temporary traffic lights. On occasion, full closures of the bridge will be required. Pedestrians and cyclists will be accommodated at all times.

Signs will be in place to notify drivers and pedestrians of detours and closures. Traffic delays are expected while this work is underway. Drivers are reminded to slow down when driving in construction zones and obey all signs. Pedestrians are reminded to cross only at designated crosswalks. All road construction is weather dependent and schedules may be subject to change.

Tentative construction timeline: mid-June to mid-August 

Grandview 46 Street/43 Avenue
water main replacement

Environmental Services is working to replace the water main along 46 Street from 41 Avenue to 43 Avenue. Temporary lane and road closures will affect traffic in the area at varying times. Current information about lane and road closures are always available on our Traffic Impact Map.

Construction is scheduled began in late June and is expected to take approximately 18 weeks to complete.

*Ross Street will be closed at 41 Avenue for one week starting Friday, August 9 for a water main replacement project. Traffic will be detoured using 40 Avenue and 43 Avenue.

Completed projects

19 Street between Gaetz and 40 Avenue
commercial plaza entrance

Construction on 19 Street will create access to a new commercial plaza in Sunnybrook South. The plaza entrance will be located on the north side of 19 Street just east of the Waskasoo Creek (between Gaetz and 49 Avenue).

Construction will begin May 13, 2019 and is expected to take approximately one month to complete.

During construction, drivers can expect delays as there will be intermittent lane closures in both eastbound and westbound directions.

West Park 41 Street/56 Avenue
water main replacement

Environmental Services is planning to replace the water main along 41 Street from 56 Avenue to 57 Avenue, and along 56 Avenue from 39 Street to 41 Street. Temporary lane and road closures will affect traffic on 39 Street, 41 Street, 56 Avenue and 57 Avenue at varying times.

Construction is scheduled to begin May 13, 2019 and should take approximately eight weeks to complete, nearing the end of June.

56 Avenue will be closed from 39 Street to 41 Street from May 13 to June 7. This will impact through-traffic on 39 Street.

Storm Water Lift Stations
building upgrades

Two storm water lift station buildings, located at 5907 50 Avenue and 6611 67 Street, will be undergoing construction between March and June to improve operational systems and expand the lifespan of both facilities.

Both projects will be completed simultaneously and will take approximately 16 weeks to complete building renovations and spring construction work.

Major road closures are not anticipated as a result of these projects.