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Mainstreet Phase 3 – Reconstruction Update
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The City of Wetaskiwin is nearing completion of the design of the last leg of the Main Street (50 Avenue) reconstruction from 53 Street to 55A Street.  To complete this project, McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd has been working diligently to coordinate the design and engineering to match City Council’s direction. Three key items that Council has provided specific direction on are tree preservation, on-street parking availability and wider parking lanes. To that end, the proposed design addresses this direction as follows:

Trees: Only six trees will need to be removed to accommodate the reconstruction however 21 new trees will be planted and 41 are to be protected. Please note these are estimates only and based on conditions of the trees during construction, this number is subject to change.

Parking: This phase of Main Street currently has 71 parking stalls and the proposed design contains 73.

Parking Lanes: The previous phases of the Main Street  has parking lanes at 2.7 metres wide while the draft design for the final phase has parking lanes at 3.0 metres wide. As well, bollards will only be used at crosswalks for safety which will provide more space for vehicle doors opening on the sidewalk side of the road.

The tentative time is to have the design finalized by the end of April, tender awarded by the end of May, starting construction by early June and completion by fall 2017, weather permitting.

If you would like to arrange a time to discuss the project or obtain information on how this project will impact your property, please feel free to contact Katie Toohey, Project Management Technician by email at or by phone at 780-361-4427.


Who's paying for this?
The Main Street Project is being funded through the Municipal Sustainability Initiative (MSI) grants from the Provincial Government.