2019 Construction Projects

Find out what construction projects are scheduled locally throughout 2019. Please click on the project name below you want additional information on:

51 Avenue Reconstruction

DescriptionThis project will include the replacement of water, storm and sanitary lines and upgrades to the Fortis streetlights and ATCO gas lines.
The road will be completely rebuilt which will include asphalt, curb, gutters, and sidewalks.
Location(s)51st Avenue between 50th Street & 52nd Street
Estimated Start DateMay 21, 2019
Estimated Completion DateSeptember 30, 2019
Contractor/ConsultantContractor: PSA Construction Inc.
Consultant: McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd.
Road Closures51st Avenue between 50th Street & 52nd Street
Click here to view the 51st Avenue Detour Map - taking effect beginning Monday, May 21, 2019
Traffic DisruptionsPartial lane closures and/or temporary detours on 50th Street may occur, more information will be provided as it becomes available.
Temporary Utility ShutdownsYes
Water, sewer, and streetlights will be temporarily shut down. Temporary water will be setup for the duration of the project.
Other Information
More details on schedule and effects to residents will be provided once a contractor is chosen.

Utility Upgrades

DescriptionThis program completes all underground work is completed prior to the Asphalt Overlays Program. This ensures that the new roadway will not be damaged prior to its complete lifespan for deep utility work. This year’s program also includes additional work throughout the City for waterline looping, bridge and culvert repairs, and hydrant and valve replacements.
Location(s)Various locations throughout the City beginning on Garden Meadows Drive.
Estimated Start DateMay 21, 2019
Estimated Completion DateAugust 20, 2019
Contractor/ConsultantUrban Dirtworks Inc.
Road Closures5 work zones throughout Garden Meadows Drive.
Click Here to view the Garden Meadows Detour Map - taking effect beginning Tuesday, May 21, 2019.
Temporary Utility ShutdownsYes
Water will be temporarily shut down; more details will be provided as it becomes available.
Other Information

Sidewalk Program

DescriptionThis program completes sidewalk replacements and adds new sections of sidewalks through Wetaskiwin.
Location(s)Various locations throughout the City; more details will be provided as it becomes available.
Estimated Start DateJune 3, 2019
Estimated Completion DateTBD
Contractor/ConsultantOlds Concrete Services Ltd.
Road ClosuresNo road closures. However, there will be various construction and/or work zones as required.
Temporary Utility ShutdownsNone
Other Information

Asphalt Overlays

DescriptionThis project includes asphalt milling and overlay of roads throughout the City totaling approximately 48,220 m2. This project also includes repairs to road patches at utility repair work locations and road surface repairs at areas with base failures.
Location(s)Various locations throughout the City; more details will be provided as it becomes available.
Estimated Start DateJuly 2, 2019
Estimated Completion DateSeptember 30, 2019
Contractor/ConsultantBorder Paving Ltd.
Road ClosuresPartial lane closures as work progresses at different location; more details will be provided as it becomes available.
Temporary Utility ShutdownsNone
Other Information

54th Street & 37th Avenue Reconstruction

DescriptionThis project will include the replacement of water, storm and sanitary lines, addition of new storm lines, manholes, and CB’s, the replacement of water and sewer services and hydrants.
The road will be completely rebuilt which will include asphalt, curb, gutters, and sidewalks as part of Phase 2 of this project pending on local improvements approval.
Location(s)54th Street between 37thA Avenue & 37th Avenue and 37th Avenue between 54thA Street & 53rdA Street
Estimated Start DateTBD – Tender closes on May 16, 2019
Estimated Completion DateTBD – Tender closes on May 16, 2019
Contractor/ConsultantTBD – Tender closes on May 16, 2019
Road ClosuresTBD
Temporary Utility ShutdownsYes
Water will be temporarily shut down. Temporary water will be setup for the duration of the project; more details will be provided as it becomes available.
Other Information

CCTV

DescriptionThis project completes the cleaning and video camera inspections of underground storm and sanitary infrastructure to identify issues to complete future repairs throughout the City of Wetaskiwin
Location(s)Various locations throughout the City; more details will be provided as it becomes available.
Estimated Start DateMay 2, 2019
Estimated Completion DateAugust 30, 2019
Contractor/ConsultantAlberta Pipe Inspection Ltd.
Road ClosuresNo road closures. However, there will be various construction and/or work zones as required.
Temporary Utility ShutdownsNone
Other Information

Transportation Master Plan

DescriptionThe City’s current Transportation Master Plan (TMP) was completed and adopted in 2012. Since that time, many construction recommendations mentioned within the document have been completed. The study is now outdated in terms of both roadway capacity and traffic projections. The new TMP shall provide for the creation of an interim report reviewing the existing 2012 TMP Update, what growth/development assumptions were correct, which were not, and summarize which recommendations have been completed, and which are pending. It will also provide a ranking system to be used when prioritizing road rehabilitation projects.
Contractor/ConsultantMcElhanney Consulting Services Ltd.
Other InformationCrews will be present throughout the City on May 13, 2019 to setup cameras at intersections. These camera's will be used to collect traffic count information including turning movements and peak volumes. This information can be utilized to determine if upgrades to intersections are required.

49th Avenue Reconstruction

DescriptionThe 49 Avenue Reconstruction is proposed from 52 Street to 53 Street.
The project will include repairs to water, stormwater and sanitary lines that are nearing failure. The road itself will be completely rebuilt from the base including the asphalt, concrete curb and gutters and sidewalks. There will be a boulevard added to the north side of the roadway.
The surface work for this project will be completed through a local improvement tax. The petitition period for the local improvement ended on May 17.
Location(s)49th Avenue between 52nd Street & 53rd Street
Estimated Start DateTBD
Estimated Completion DateTBD
Contractor/ConsultantMcElhanney Consulting Services Ltd.
Road ClosuresTBD
Temporary Utility ShutdownsTBD
Other Information

62nd Street Ditches

DescriptionThe City of Wetaskiwin is proposing road rehabilitation to 62nd Street, 49th Avenue, and Evergreen Close. All property owners affected by the road rehabilitation were invited to attend a Public Meeting on Thursday, May 9th, 2019 to review and provide feedback on the proposed road rehabilitation. It was decided that The City would send out a survey to determine what direction to proceed with. This survey was delivered to all houses on the affected roadway on Wednesday, May 15. This survey provides an opportunity to residents to have their opinions and thoughts heard. The City wants to ensure every resident on the roadway is provided this opportunity before proceeding. Completing the survey online should take less than 10 minutes, and the outcome will affect residents for several years to come.
Location(s)62nd Street, 49th Avenue, and Evergreen Close
Estimated Start DateTBD
Estimated Completion DateTBD
Contractor/ConsultantInvistec Consulting
Road ClosuresTBD
Temporary Utility ShutdownsNone
Current Condition
  • The drainage ditch is designed to flow to the north. There is very little elevation difference between the south and north. The maximum grade that could be achieved is 0.3%. Typically the minimum grade for a grass ditch is 0.75%.
  • The City was told that geo fabric was placed all the way across the ditch when the road was built. If this is the case, the fabric could be preventing water from infiltrating into the ground.
  • Culverts on the north portion of 62nd street were not placed at proper grade and are causing water pooling.
  • The ditch has sediment build up in various locations.
OptionsOption 1A (Presented at the Public Meeting)
Estimated Cost for Ditches: $140,200.00
Estimated Surface Cost (50% to be funded through local improvement tax): $700,000.00
  • The City of Wetaskiwin is also working on a Utilities Master Plan with Associated Engineering. This will look at ways to address the ground water in the area and the surface drainage that is coming from the County of Wetaskiwin. The steps below are only initial steps of many that will be further planned through the Utilities Master Plan.
  • Complete the road rehabilitation in 2 phases.
  • In the summer of 2019 install a Low Impact Development (LID) system in the drainage ditches
    • Remove any fabric within the ditch, over excavate the ditch 0.6-0.8m.
    • Backfill with absorbent topsoil.
    • Plant water absorbent vegetation including trees and shrubs
    • Install check dams and infiltration pits.
  • In the summer of 2020, depending on the results of the Utilities Master Plan, complete the road resurfacing.
  • 2 phase approach allows City to see that Phase 1 is functioning before completing the surface work, ensuring the longevity of the surface.
Option 1B 
Estimated Cost for Ditches: $110,100.00
Estimated Surface Cost (50% to be funded through local improvement tax): $700,000.00
  • The same as Option 1A with no trees included for the water absorbent vegetation.
Option 1C
Estimated Cost for Ditches: $129,200.00
Estimated Surface Cost (50% to be funded through local improvement tax): $700,000.00
  • The same as Option 1A with no shrubs included for the water absorbent vegetation.
Option 2
Estimated Cost to fill in ditches and Place Storm Line: $426,636.86
Estimated Surface Cost (50% to be funded through local improvement tax): $1,273,197.60
  • Complete full construction of the road to an urban standard
  • Fill in the ditches
  • Add a storm sewer under the roadway
  • Add curb and gutter
  • Add sidewalks
  • Urban look to roadway rather than rural
  • Some houses may be lower than the existing road elevation, further survey will be required.
  • Surface Drainage is completely managed by roadway with very little slope to it.
  • More cost for surface works that would be 50% paid by residents through a local improvement tax.
The City request’s that affected residents complete the survey by Thursday, May 23 at 4:30pm so the City can move forward with the most favored option this summer. Results of the survey will be presented to the affected property owners. Names and contact information of respondents will not be released. The survey can be completed online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/62Street
Contact InformationWe appreciate your prompt response. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lisa Novotny at 780-361-4405 or engineering@wetaskiwin.ca.

40th Avenue and 56th Street Traffic Signal Design, Supply, and Installation

DescriptionThis project consists of the design, supply, and installation of new traffic signal equipment.
Location(s)40th Avenue & 56th Street intersection
Estimated Start DateTBD
Estimated Completion DateTBD
Contractor/ConsultantRGM Contracting Inc.
Road ClosuresOne lane will be closed during construction; more information will be provided as it becomes available.
Temporary Utility ShutdownsNone
Other Information