2020 Construction Projects

Find out what construction projects are scheduled locally throughout 2020. Please click on the project name below you want additional information on:

49th Avenue Reconstruction

DescriptionThe 49 Avenue Reconstruction was mostly completed in November 15, 2019. Landscaping work and final lift of asphalt wil be completed in Spring of 2020 with some more concrete work to be done in front of the Associate Clinic.
This reconctruction project included repairs to water, stormwater and sanitary lines that were nearing failure. The road itself had been completely rebuilt from the base including the asphalt, concrete curb and gutters and sidewalks. There was also a boulevard added to the north side of the roadway.
The surface work for this project was 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 DateTBD
Estimated Completion DateSpring 2020
Contractor/ConsultantContractor: PSA Construction Inc.
Consultant: McElhanney Consulting services
Road ClosuresN/A
Temporary Utility ShutdownsN/A
Other Information

62nd Street Ditches

DescriptionA low impact development system will be installed in the ditches in 2020.
Location(s)62nd Street, 49th Avenue, and Evergreen Close
Estimated Start DateTBD
Estimated Completion DateTBD
Contractor/ConsultantTBD - Tender is currently open. Click here to visit our Tender & RFP’s website for more information.
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

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.