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Jun 21

Girder Installation

Posted to 48 Ave Bridge Replacement Project by Ashton Ford

Tuesday, June 19th, saw the first delivery and installation of the prefabricated bridge girders. In total, 30 girders were installed, spanning the entire width of the bridge structure which will serve as the base of the bridge’s roadway. This operation went very smoothly and was completed by the end of following day.

While the excitement has been focused on the girder installation, other important work resumed on the site such as the retaining wall construction adjacent to the Wild Rose Co-op staff parking lot (expected to be completed in the coming few days) and the build-up of the roadway base to the desired elevation.

The City would again, like to thank citizens for their patience and cooperation during this project. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Engineering Department at 780-672-4428 or at

This drawing is from the design plan of the bridge. It is a cross section, looking east along 48th avenue. In the image, one of the girders is highlighted in red. This image is to illustrate how the girders will form the base of the roadway once all are installed.


June 19 (around 8:00 a.m.) – This picture taken from the edge of the north trail, looking south-west. A truck has arrived on site with the first girder, and the crane prepares to move it.

June 19 (around 8:00 a.m.) – The girder is being carefully lined up to its final position across the span of the bridge.

June 20 – This picture taken from the south-west of the bridge, looking north-east. This image shows the progress made on the girders installation. The girders being installed here is the third from last.

June 20 – Closer photo of the second to last girder installation.
Jun 08

Day 2 of Aquatic Centre Renovation

Posted to Aquatic Centre Renos by Website Administrator

Jul 07

Blue Dot Declaration Update Report - December 19, 2016

Posted to Blue Dot Movement by Website Administrator

On October 5th 2015, the City of Camrose approved the “Right to a Healthy Environment” Declaration. Camrose was the first City in Alberta to make such a declaration. The following lists various projects and actions taken by the City of Camrose related to the creation and maintenance of a healthy environment.
  • Energy Conservation – The Encana Arena Solar Power Project involved the installation of a 1,053,000 Watt solar power system, representing the second largest rooftop installation in Canada.
  • Energy Conservation – LED Streetlight Conversion – A contract was signed with Fortis for the replacement of City streetlights in 2017. We expect to replace 2,203 streetlights with low energy, dark-sky friendly LEDs in quarter three of 2017.
  • Water Protection – The Source Water Protection Plan, approved by both the City and the County of Camrose, will help protect the Battle River Watershed.
  • Water Protection – The Waste Water Treatment Project progressed with the selection of an upgrade technology to enhance the performance of our waster water treatment process.
  • Water Conservation – The draft Water Shortage Response Plan was created and circulated with the various stakeholders.
  • Water Conservation – The Low Flow Toilet Rebate Program.
  • Air Quality – The updated Smoking Bylaw prohibits smoking in public parks.
  • Air Quality – The continuation of the Naturalization Program with associated reductions in mowing requirements.
  • Transportation – The Community Bus Pilot Project was initiated including a combination of a fixed route and a group booking service.
  • Transportation – Improved trail system through the approved future installation of the 48th Street Underpass along with progress on the CP Rail Underpass. Once complete, these two projects will allow uninterrupted walkability from the north side to the south side of our beautiful City.
  • Promotion of Healthy Local Foods – Community services has plans for the expansion of the Community Gardens in 2017. This project may include plots in other areas of the City.
  • Reduced Solid Waste – Implementation of the new composting totes.
  • Reduced Chemical Use / Recycling – The millings produced from the various road overlay projects were repurposed to replace frequently used gravel roads with basic paved roads. This reduces the amount of maintenance required and eliminates the need for dust control chemical on those sections of road.
  • Increased Density – The approval of the updated Land Use Bylaw with related housing density provisions. These included reduced parking stall requirements and supports mixed use zoning.