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Sep 24

Update on How the Weather Is Affecting the Project

Posted on September 24, 2018 at 8:18 AM by Ashton Ford

On Friday, September 21, 2018, the City met with PSA and AMEC for another construction meeting. During this meeting, PSA gave more information to the City on how the recent wet weather has affected the project’s schedule. PSA and Border Paving were able to place the first 2 layers of asphalt pavement over the gravel road base. There are two additional layers of asphalt that still need to be placed. Border Paving worked hard to ensure that the first few layers were in place before any further wet weather came. By placing these first asphalt layers, this removes the threat of the gravel base under the road becoming saturated with water, which would have further delayed the project. Once the weather clears up, PSA plans to continue work on the roadway paving, as well as the construction of the new trails.

While PSA wasn’t able to complete the asphalt paving during the recent wet weather, they were able to complete work on other tasks since the last construction progress meeting. Work is nearing completion with the electrical work around the bridge site, and PSA was able to start work around the Wild Rose Co-op gas bar exit onto 48 Avenue.

As the weather clears up, and PSA is able to continue work on the remaining tasks for this project, PSA plans to provide the City with a specific date when they anticipate completing this project and re-opening the roadway. As it sits now, the recent wet weather has put the project behind schedule another 7 to 10 days or so, meaning that the project completion date will now likely be in mid- to late-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


Sept 20 – Border Paving placing asphalt on the west side of the project

Sept 21 – The first two layers of asphalt are now in place across the entire roadway. Border will place the final two layers of asphalt next week (weather permitting), after which PSA will start the construction of the center median, as well as the installation of the road guardrails. Pavement line markings will follow, as will the installation of streetlights along the roadway.