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Construction restarting on 19 Street Improvement Project

May 13, 2024 10:11 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

The rehabilitation of 19 Street between Gaetz Avenue and Irwin Avenue is getting underway in the upcoming weeks. This summer, crews will focus on the rehabilitation of a section of 19 Street between Gaetz Avenue and 49 Avenue and the completion of a new, modern roundabout at the intersection of 19 Street and 40 Avenue.

To complete this work in the safest and most efficient way possible, the intersection will be closed to north/south traffic and no left turns will be permitted at the intersection through roundabout construction. To ensure safety for trail users as heavy equipment operates in the area, walking trails in the area are also temporarily closed throughout construction.

“This traffic accommodation strategy will allow contractors to work on the roundabout safely while traffic continues to flow smoothly through the area,” said Christine Villeneuve, Project Manager with The City of Red Deer. “We know large projects like this can have a negative impact on businesses and residents within the construction zone, so it is important for us to ensure access is maintained throughout the project and these short detours allow for that.”

Work is beginning on the site in the coming days with crews mobilizing to site and working to set up detours. Intermittent lane closures will be in place for this work and detours are expected to start in early June.

Work between Gaetz Avenue and 49 Avenue is expected to start in late May/early June, weather depending. During this work, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction. The intersection of 19 Street and 49 Avenue will remain open throughout this construction.

The 19 Street Improvement Project will improve safety, mobility and capacity on one of Red Deer’s major arterial roadways. For the most up-to-date project information, visit

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