The sun is shining, birds are chirping, and the cones are going out – construction season is finally here! City staff have been waiting for temperatures to warm up and now that they have, residents can expect to see construction projects start up around the city.
Crews have been standing at the ready to start two projects in particular, and now that the freezing temperatures are behind us, work is expected to start on Monday, April 23:
- Ross Street Water Main Replacement Project: Environmental Services is working with a contractor to replace the Ross Street Water Main, one of the oldest in the city dating back to 1935. There will be some lane closures on Ross Street between 46 Avenue and 49 Avenue during construction that will impact parking, but local businesses will be accessible. Lane closures are expected to start the week of April 30, if the weather cooperates.
- 67 Street/Johnstone Drive Roundabout: Construction of the roadways is complete, but landscaping within the main roundabout centre circle and along boulevards and trails will be completed this season. Both lanes of traffic in the roundabout will remain open, but the truck apron will be closed while landscaping in the centre circle is in progress.
Environmental Services crews were able to get a head start on one project at the intersection of Austin Drive and 22 Street, which started up on April 16.
As always, drivers are asked to follow signs and slow down when driving through a construction zone.
More information about upcoming construction and a traffic impact map is available online at www.reddeer.ca/constructionseason.
For more information, contact:
Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer