May 2020 News Archive

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Road construction and maintenance begins for the season

May 1, 2020 9:55 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Recent warm temperatures are a sign that construction cones will start to pop up around the city.

Through the spring, summer and fall, workers will repair, maintain and do construction on and around roadways, sidewalks, and bridge infrastructure.

Maintenance can take the form of paving and roadway reconstruction, guardrail replacement, bridge maintenance, managing creek drainage issues, and repairs to potholes, retaining walls and sidewalk trip hazards. Road construction is often necessary for water, sanitary and storm drain repair and maintenance, due to the excavation required for these projects.

Major projects for the year include:

  • pavement rehabilitation at Gaetz Avenue and 32 Street intersection
  • intersection improvements at 40 Avenue and Ross Street
  • infrastructure revitalization in Riverside Meadows and Fairview
  • bridge rehabilitation at 32 Street and Piper Creek
  • water main replacements on 43A Avenue and 50A Street
  • rebuilding and upgrading of traffic signals at several intersections in the city
  • Electric Light & Power (EL&P) infrastructure maintenance along Taylor Drive, Kerry Wood Drive, 40 Avenue and 67 Street

“We want to remind Red Deerians that construction and repairs to our roadways are necessary this time of year,” said Greg Sikora, Public Works Manager. “Sometimes these projects can cause frustration for residents, but the temporary inconvenience is outweighed by the benefit of having reliable, safe roads in our city. We are asking drivers to use caution, follow signs and slow down in construction zones to help keep our crews safe. 

The City of Red Deer and its contractors have enhanced safety action plans in place to ensure work is completed safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. These safety plans, which follow directives from the Alberta Government and Alberta Health Services, include, but are not limited to, disinfection procedures, daily health self-assessment for workers, physical distancing procedures and signage.

Information about construction projects around Red Deer can be found on the City’s website at reddeer.ca/construction. All road construction is weather dependent and schedules may be subject to change. Details about road closures across the city are available online at reddeer.ca/roadclosures.

Signs are placed to notify drivers of detours and closures as they occur. Drivers are reminded to slow down when driving in construction zones and obey all signs. Pedestrians are reminded to cross only at designated crosswalks.

Any impacts to transit routes are posted on the City website as construction nears and can be viewed at reddeer.ca/transitdisruptions.

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For more information, please contact:

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer

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