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Oct 09

Project Schedule Update

Posted on October 9, 2018 at 3:23 PM by Ashton Ford

Another on-site meeting was held on Thursday, October 4. AMEC, PSA, and the City met to review progress on the bridge project.

Since the previous update, Fortis Alberta has installed the streetlights along the length of the roadway, and the 53 Street signal lights are currently being tested to ensure they will work properly on opening day. Work continues with the preparation of the base for the pedestrian trails. As it sits now, the plan is for PSA and Border Paving to complete the east side trail paving first, before moving to the west side. Once they begin on the west, the landscaping crew will begin their work on the east, eventually transitioning to the west once the paving is complete there. While this final landscaping is being done, PSA plans to have all the road line markings completed and the guardrail installed along the road. The guardrail is not being installed until after the paving is complete, as it would get in the way of the trail paving. This issue provides some operational challenges regarding the possible early opening of the bridge. While PSA continues to look into options to open up the bridge and roadway before the rest of the project is complete, they have flagged some concerns related to the scheduling of some of their subcontractors.

In regards to the project’s remaining time, there was about a two week loss in progress from all the wet, cold weather from the previous weeks. Weather permitting; the updated project completion date will likely be toward the end of October. Along with the completion of the project, the City is tentatively planning for an official ribbon cutting ceremony to take place in early to mid-November. More information will be provided as we get closer to this time.

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