51 Avenue Streetscaping Project

Posted On Friday March 15, 2019

51 Avenue Streetscaping Survey

Background
As part of the 2019 capital budget, the City of Camrose is planning to repave 51 Avenue between 52 Street and 48 Street. This includes the potential for some streetscaping at the north end of Main Street that will encourage foot traffic and benefit businesses in the area.

Additionally, the City is hoping to:

  • Rehabilitate the existing road and intersection
  • Create a “gateway feature” at the north end of Main Street
  • Maintain 51 Avenue as a designated truck route while adding traffic calming measures to generally slow traffic down along 51 Avenue
  • Increase the width of the existing crosswalks to accommodate wheelchair access
  • Improve pedestrian safety by increasing the visibility of pedestrians to drivers

Budget
As part of the 51 Ave rehabilitation approved budget of $320,000, the City allocated $50,000 for streetscaping improvements at the intersection of 51 Avenue and 50 Street. This $50,000 comes from provincial grants and municipal taxes which will reduce the financial burden on businesses within Downtown Camrose

Concepts
The City has created two concepts for the intersection improvements and is seeking input from Camrose residents and local businesses before finalizing the design.

 

To view the concepts and pick which one you prefer, go to our survey. The survey closes April 3, 2019.

Administration will review all feedback received on the two concepts and provide a summary report to City Council in mid-April, prior to finalizing the roadway rehabilitation design or tendering this project. The rehabilitation of 51 Avenue (including the intersection improvements) should be completed sometime in 2019.

Paper copies of the survey can be picked up at City Hall, located at 5204 – 50 Avenue.

Thank you for providing input on this project.