2020 Construction Projects

Find out what construction projects are scheduled locally throughout 2020. 

  • 55 Avenue Water Main Replacement
  • Asphalt Overlays
  • Asphalt Patching
  • Public Works Shop Renovation & Addition
  • 40 Ave & 53 St Traffic Signals
  • 49 Avenue Reconstruction
  • CCTV

55 Avenue Water Main Replacement

Description55th Avenue was identified as an area in the City that was in need of an underground utility upgrade for water and sanitary. Since the water was determined to be an emergency, the City has been forced to replace the water main this fall.
Location(s)55 Avenue between Centennial Drive and 51 Street.
Start DateSeptember 14, 2020
Estimated Completion DateFirst week of November
ContractorAlfresco Contractors Inc.
Road ClosuresFull closure of 55 Avenue. Street parking prohibited. Access from back alley will remain for garbage pickup and school bus pickup
Temporary Utility ShutdownsTemporary water will be supplied to affected residents during construction. 
Other InformationGiven the recent change in weather, the City would like to reinforce that it is very important to leave a tap in your home running at all times, even when you are not home. A light trickle of cold water is all that is necessary to keep the water flowing to prevent freezing.  Note that there is no charge for any water consumption while your home is on temporary water service.  

The sanitary is still in need of replacement so until the sanitary sewer is replaced the City will not be able to pave the road surface. A temporary gravel surface will be used until all underground utility work is completed. Assuming budget is approved, we anticipate the sanitary sewer replacement will be completed next year. 

Asphalt Overlays

DescriptionThis project will allow for resurfacing of 40 Avenue between 56 Street and the Reynolds Alberta Museum along with a final layer of asphalt on 48 Street leading into the southeast industrial area. Minimal utility repairs will be completed on 40 Avenue prior to asphalt. This will help to ensure no utility repairs are necessary prior to the road surface failing. Paving will be followed by inlaid thermoplastic line paint that is expected to last 5 - 10 years. This years program is being funded through the Alberta Governments Municipal Stimulus Program. 
Location(s)

40 Avenue from 56 Street to the Reynolds Alberta Museum

48 Street south of 37 Avenue (South East Industrial Road)

Work DatesSeptember 22, 2020 - November 2020
ContractorCentral City Asphalt
Road ClosuresNo road closures. However, there will be various construction and/or work zones as required. Please use caution when driving past construction zones. 
Temporary Utility ShutdownsNone
Other InformationThe utility repairs are completed.

The North bike path on 40 Avenue  from 56 Street to 64 Street is complete.

The final layer of asphalt will be placed on the southeast industrial road (48 Street) on Sunday, November 1.

40 Avenue from 56 Street to the Reynolds Alberta Museum likely will not be completed this year due to cold weather. This work will be completed in the Spring of 2021.

Asphalt Patching

DescriptionThis project will allow for patching of asphalt at locations where asphalt restoration is required due to utility repairs.
Location(s)
169 Willow Drive - Complete
5211 - 52 Ave - Complete
5112 – 52 Ave - Complete
5320 – 49 Ave (On 54 St by the alley) - Complete
5212 - 48 Ave - Complete
4620 - 54 Ave - Complete
NW corner of 54th Ave & 46th St - Complete
4728 - 49 Ave - Complete
4720 - 47 Ave - Complete
57 St between 40&45 Ave - Complete
125 & 129 Spatinow Drive - Complete
4012 - 51A St - Complete
4723 - 39 Ave
Garden Meadows and Garnett Corner - Complete
5428 - 45 Avenue - Complete
49 Avenue by Jubilee Park 
Estimated Start DateAugust 2020
Estimated Completion DateOctober 2020
ContractorKantrax Contractors Ltd.
Road ClosuresNotices will be posted on social media for road closures
Temporary Utility ShutdownsNone
Other InformationKantrax is expected to return October 31, 2020 to complete Jubilee park and 4723 - 39 Ave

Public Works Shop Renovation & Addition

DescriptionRenovation and upgrades to the City Public Works Shop
Location(s)5520 - 50 Street
Estimated Start DateAugust 12, 2020
Building Construction: September 8, 2020
Estimated Completion DateSummer 2021
ContractorCreative Infrastructure
Road ClosuresNone anticipated
Temporary Utility ShutdownsNone anticipated
Other InformationDemolition started on Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

What is Happening:
Demolishing old storage shed - this creates the space we need for the new shop and office space
Building addition onto existing pole shed - this allows for more indoor storage space
New roof for existing shop and wash bay - this will fix the leaking roofs and allow for extended life of the buildings
Existing shop will be converted to additional storage space
Demolishing old lean-to offices - due to code & safety issues - will become parking or open space

40 Ave & 53 St Traffic Signals

DescriptionThis project will remove and replace the existing traffic signals at 40 Ave & 53 St.
Location(s)40 Avenue & 53 Street Intersection
Estimated Start DateJune 29, 2020
Estimated Completion DateOctober, 2020
ContractorHighLine Electrical Constructors Ltd.
Road Closureslane closure during construction - Please follow all posted signage and use caution when driving through construction zones.
Tas plan dwg
Temporary Utility ShutdownsNo
OtherNew light poles have been installed.

49th  Avenue  Reconstruction

DescriptionThis reconstruction project included repairs to water, stormwater and sanitary lines that were nearing failure. The road itself has 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, 2019.
Location(s)49th Avenue between 52nd Street & 53rd Street
Estimated Start DateJuly 20, 2020
Estimated Completion DateAugust 7, 2020
Contractor/ConsultantSurface Contractor: Kantrax Contractors Ltd.
Line Painting Contractor: Lafrentz
Landscaping Contractor: Seasonal Impact
Consultant: McElhanney Consulting services
Road ClosuresRoad will remain open for the remainder of work. Please pay attention to lane and parking closures and work zones for the remainder of construction.  
Temporary Utility ShutdownsN/A
Other InformationAsphalt patch work remains at the northwest corner of 52 Street and 49 Avenue. Expected to be completed on October 31, 2020.
Asphalt is now complete.
Concrete work is now complete.
Landscaping work is now complete.


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)Northeast section of City2020 CCTV Inspection Area
Start DateApril 20, 2020
Estimated Completion DateOctober 2020
ContractorsEmpipe Solutions Ltd.
Sureway Construction Management Ltd.
Road ClosuresNo road closures. However, there will be various construction and/or work zones as required.
Temporary Utility ShutdownsNone
Other InformationFinal line by Home Hardware and the southeast lift station will be inspected in November