The City of Edmonton provides an update on end-of-season work – Edmonton

As the construction season draws to a close for the winter, the City of Edmonton has provided an update on what has been accomplished this year and what remains to be done.

In 2023, the City of Edmonton has worked on more than 200 projects worth approximately $1 billion.

“I would just like to thank all Edmontonians for their patience throughout the construction season. We recognize the inconveniences that come with progress: the detours, the noise and the disruption,” said Ward Métis Coun. Ashley Salvador.

“These projects are the building blocks of a thriving community, providing jobs, stimulating economic activity and fostering an environment for businesses to flourish. »

In Wednesday’s update, the city noted several major projects completed this year, such as the Latta Bridge replacement, 124th Street renewal and Gateway Boulevard rehabilitation.

The city said it will have renovated about 100 kilometers of roads and sidewalks as well as 23 kilometers of alleys in 2023.

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He adds that a lot of work has also been done in parks and open spaces. Crews this year completed 27 open spaces, two playgrounds and spray parks, four athletic and athletic fields, five parks and seven trail projects.

The city also completed renovations to eight of 18 neighborhoods that were expected to be redone over the next few years.

Overall, 80 percent of projects were completed on time and 94 percent were on budget, numbers the city calls exceptional.

“We never compromise the budget, so we make sure we do everything we can to stay within budget and if something has to give, it will be as planned,” said Adam Laughlin, deputy city manager of the city’s Integrated Infrastructure Services .

The city also provided an update on projects still underway.

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He said progress is going well on the Terwillegar Drive expansion, with the first stages completed and the second stage on Whitemud Drive starting.

The third stage, the Anthony Henday Drive interchange, is still in the design phase, but the city hopes to begin construction next year.

For the Yellowhead Trail conversion, work will continue through the winter to open all lanes of Fort Road and design work for the 127th Street interchange is underway.

On 50th Street, they are still working to eliminate the crossing at street level. The intersection alignment was completed this year and construction of the northbound overpa*s is expected to begin next year.

Many LRT-related works also continue.

The city said Phase 1 of the metro line is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

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As for Valley Line West, the city noted that there are some challenges, but it is too early to a*sess the impacts.

Phase 1 of the Capital Line South LRT expansion is still underway. The city said it would pave the way for major construction work expected to begin next year.

The city said that even though most construction stops during the winter, it will remain busy with planning and design projects.

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