Work to finish an important link in the city’s storm water management system will begin this week.
The project will see a 1.2 metre pipe tunneled under Highway 28 at 55 Avenue. The pipe will accommodate storm water that flows from the east of the highway into palm creek, which drains storm water from the Meadows and Brady Heights areas. The project’s completion will improve storm water management and will ultimately allow for further development in Cold Lake South.
Although the project is designed to minimize impacts to traffic, motorists are advised that lane closures and the closure of service roads in the area will be necessary to complete the work safely. Traffic accommodation may vary from day to day and the contractor will sign the roads appropriately. The public’s patience with any delays is appreciated.
“Construction crews on our roadways are a common sight and we know that the delays that construction can cause are an inconvenience,” Mayor Craig Copeland said. “But we also know that significant progress is being made – progress that will allow our city to grow, extend the life of our infrastructure, and provide better service to our residents. Thanks to our staff and contractors for their work, and thanks to the public for their patience and understanding.”
The project, known as the Meadows Storm Trunk Extension, was slated for completion in 2016 but was delayed after the original contractor defaulted on the project.
The project is scheduled to resume today and is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2018.