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 Closures51 Ave Closed between 52 St to 50 St - Start: May 21, 2019 End: TBD - Click here to view the 51st Avenue Detour Map.
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

Utility Upgrades

DescriptionThis program ensures 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 31, 2019
Contractor/ConsultantUrban Dirtworks Inc.
Road ClosuresExpect to see workers on 54 Street & 40 Avenue with possible single lane closures around work zones. Please use caution when passing workers.
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: Garden Meadows Drive
Estimated Start DateApprox. June 18, 2019
Estimated Completion DateApprox. September 30, 2019
Contractor/ConsultantBorder Paving Ltd.
Road ClosuresNone
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 DateJuly 3, 2019
Estimated Completion DateSeptember 30, 2019 (approx.)
Contractor/ConsultantCobra Plumbing & Gasfitting Ltd.
Road Closures54 Street - Road will be closed starting July 8, 2019. Click here to view the traffic plan.
Garbage pickup will occur at the rear of the properties as per the notice delivered to residents beginning Thursday, July 4, 2019.
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.

McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. will be creating an online tool for residents to submit thoughts or comments on the City of Wetaskiwin's transportation system. The tool will be up and running on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 for the City Open House from 11:00am - 2:00pm at the Drill Hall (4513 - 50 Ave).
Interactive MapThis interactive map provides you the opportunity to share your thoughts and ideas on what's working and what improvements can be made in Wetaskiwin with regard to how people move around our community.
https://vertisee.mcelhanney.com/wetaskiwin/

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 petition period for the local improvement ended on May 17.
Location(s)49th Avenue between 52nd Street & 53rd Street
Estimated Start DateJuly 19, 2019
Estimated Completion DateOctober 2019
Contractor/ConsultantContractor: PSA Construction Inc.
Consultant: McElhanney Consulting services
Road Closures49 Ave Closed between 52 St to 53 St - Start: July 18, 2019 End: September 2019 - Pedestrian access to local businesses will be maintained at this time. Access to parking lots will be available through the back alleys. Wheelchair access for Associate Clinic is available through the west entrance. Click here to view the 49 Avenue Detour Map.
Temporary Utility ShutdownsYes, temporary water will be set up for all affected residents. Disruption should be minimal.
Other Information

62nd Street Ditches

DescriptionDitch work will be completed this year with road work being completed next summer.
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.
Selected Vegetation

Click here to see proposed photos of what the ditch will look like once the work is completed.
Prairie Cascade Weeping Willow
Willow Shrub

Trembling Aspen
Dogwood



Siberian Iris
Ribbon Grass

Bull Rush
Willow trees and shrubs have been selected based on their ability to thrive in saturated conditions and absorb large quantities of water.

Trembling Aspen and Dogwood have been selected due to them being thirsty plants. They are also native to the parkland ecosystem which means they are low maintenance and adaptable to both the wet and dry conditions within our climate.

Siberian Iris and Ribbon Grass were selected based on their ability to thrive in saturated conditions and their distinct ornamental features.

Bull Rush was chosen based on their ability to absorb water as well as their ability to remove pollutants and heavy metals from water. Bull Rush are one of the best natural filters in the parkland ecosystem.

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

DescriptionThis project will be the replacement of the existing signal lights at 40 Avenue & 56 Street.
Location(s)40th Avenue & 56th Street intersection
Estimated Start DateJuly 21, 2019
Estimated Completion DateAugust 31, 2019
Contractor/ConsultantRGM Contracting Inc.
Road ClosuresRight lanes will be closed in each direction of the intersection during the construction. Click here to view the traffic plan.
Temporary Utility ShutdownsNone
Other Information

Warranty Work Repairs

DescriptionWarranty concrete work on sidewalks.
Location(s)50 Avenue (Main Street) between 53 Street & 55A Street
Estimated Start DateJuly 2, 2019
Estimated Completion DateWill update as information becomes available.
Contractor/ConsultantProform Concrete Services
Road ClosuresThe work at the intersections will be done in 2 separate phases closing one Intersection at a time - will update as information becomes available. Detour information will be posted soon.
Temporary Utility ShutdownsNone
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