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Mar 16

Road Closure Set to Begin Monday March 26th

Posted on March 16, 2018 at 4:27 PM by Kirsten Freeborn

On Friday, March 16, 2018, the City met with AMEC and PSA to review the upcoming work for Phase 2 of the 48 Avenue Bridge Replacement project.  As a result of this meeting, the City has learned that there will be a minor delay to the start of PSA’s construction schedule.  Rather than mobilizing to Camrose on Monday, March 19th, PSA will now be mobilizing to site two days later (Wednesday, March 21st) to start setting up signage for the various  detour routes.  All signage should be in place before the end of the week (Friday, March 23rd), although the road closures for 48 Avenue will not start until Monday, March 26th

At the same time, City crews will be working next week to install additional signs for the parking restrictions along 50 Street (between 48 Avenue and 47 Avenue, southbound lanes only), as well as along 47 Avenue (between 53 Street and 50 Street, south side of the street only).  City crews will also be installing new 4-way stop signs at the intersections of 53 Street & 47 Avenue, as well as at 50 Street and 47 Avenue.  These new signs should also be in place prior to the end of next week (Friday, March 23rd).  These new signs will remain in place over that weekend (March 24th to March 25th) to allow drivers to adjust to the new conditions, prior to the 48 Avenue closures being imposed on Monday, March 26th.  The exact time when the road closure will begin on 48 Avenue is not known, although the closure will like start in mid-morning (~10am).

The City, PSA and AMEC will be monitoring traffic very closely during the first few days and weeks after the 48 Avenue road closure is in place.  This monitoring will happen throughout the City, and particularly along the key bypass routes and at key intersections.  As the public adjusts their driving habits around the 48 Avenue closure, the City will work with PSA and AMEC to determine if any further changes are needed to the City’s traffic network (i.e. additional parking restrictions, 4-way stops, changes to signals, etc.).  After observing conditions for ~2 weeks, the City may make additional changes to improve safety and/or traffic flow throughout the City.

The City would like to thank everyone in advance for your patience and understanding during this time.