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Edmontonians Get More Paving for Their Dollars

June 27, 2011

$12 million in savings make for smoother roads

Lower construction costs have resulted in significant savings on one of Edmonton’s major transportation infrastructure projects; as such, the City of Edmonton will be able to reinvest $12M in an additional 21 mill-and-overlay projects around the city.

“The harsh winter we endured this past year took a dramatic toll on our roads,” says Bob Boutilier, General Manager, Transportation Services.  “Thanks to excellent project management work by the Roads Design and Construction team, we saved a considerable amount of money on the 23 Avenue/Gateway Boulevard Interchange project which will go towards priority roads and intersections that otherwise would not have been repaired until next season.”

Additional locations undergoing mill-and-overlay include:

Arterial Roadways

  • 170 Street (69 Avenue to Whitemud Drive)
  • 170 Street southbound (69 Avenue to Callingwood Road)
  • 23 Avenue westbound (66 Street to 91 Street)
  • 23 Avenue eastbound (111 Street to 105 Street)
  • 50 Street (41 Avenue south to Ellerslie Road)
  • 111 Street (19 Avenue to 23 Avenue)
  • 118 Avenue (149 Street to 156 Street)
  • 153 Avenue westbound (82 Street to 97 Street)
  • Fort Road (68 Street to 71 Street)
  • 87 Avenue (109 Street to Groat Road)
  • 102 Avenue (124 Street to Stony Plain Road)
  • 82 Street (Yellowhead Trail to 137 Avenue)
  • 69 Avenue (170 Street to 178 Street)
  • 106 Street (97 Avenue to Jasper Avenue)
  • Fort Road (153 Avenue to 167 Avenue)

Intersections

  • 137 Avenue at 40 Street
  • 31 Avenue at 66 Street
  • 34 Avenue at Calgary Trail/Gateway Boulevard
  • 23 Avenue at 111 Street
  • 69 Avenue at 170 Street137 Avenue at 82 Street

In many cases, the additional work will be an extension of projects currently underway, minimizing new points of disruption for Edmonton commuters.

“We know that there has been a great deal of construction with which Edmontonians have had to contend this season,” says Boutilier. “If we can get the work done now rather than waiting for subsequent seasons, though, our dollars will go a lot further and motorists will benefit in the long term.”

Other projects and mapped locations planned for 2011 can be viewed by visiting the Current Road Projects page.

The City appreciates motorists’ patience during construction season and asks that Edmontonians do their part by obeying the speed limit in construction zones for their own safety and the safety of City of Edmonton workers.

For more information:

Ben Mittelsteadt

City of Edmonton

Title Communications Officer
Telephone

780-496-8275