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Aug 24

Update on the 48 Avenue Bridge Roadway Construction

Posted on August 24, 2018 at 10:51 AM by Ashton Ford

On Thursday, August 23, AMEC, PSA and the City met for another on-site construction update meeting. In the meeting, PSA mentioned that they are mindful of the current poor air quality resulting from the BC fires, but that it has not significantly affected their staff or overall progress on the project.

Over the last two weeks, PSA has completed all of the necessary changes to realign the roadway onto its final alignment. PSA has also completed installation of wiring and fixtures for the pedestrian underpass lighting. On the east and west sides of the project, the roadway subbase is complete and the initial layer of gravel has been placed and is compacted.

In the coming days, PSA’s concrete sub-contractor will start installing curb and gutter on the east side of the project site. As this continues on both sides of the project and as the center median is constructed, Border Paving will be able to place the remaining gravel base and start paving the new roadway. In the meantime, Fortis plans to start installing underground wiring and the bases for the new street light poles sometime next week, with the final street lights being installed after paving is complete. PSA anticipates that they will complete all paving by mid- to late-September, followed by the installation of line markings and guardrails. PSA plans to start work on landscaping for the project by mid-September, although this will continue through the end of the project by mid-October.

The City would again, like to thank everyone 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

August 23 – Border Paving compacting gravel material under future roadway on the west side of the bridge.

August 23 – Representatives from Fortis on site with PSA to review locations for new street lights.

August 23 – South bridge girders have been reinstalled in their final location. The posts for the south bridge railing are installed on the curb that separates the south walkway from the eastbound lanes on 48 Avenue.

August 23 – LED lighting fixtures and wiring installed within pedestrian underpass. These will be activated toward the end of the project.