Construction Projects

Find out what is happening on current construction projects:

  • 55 Avenue Water Main Replacement
  • Asphalt Overlays
  • Asphalt Patching
  • Public Works Shop Renovation & Addition
  • 40 Ave & 53 St Traffic Signals
  • 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 Citywas forced to begin replacement in the fall of 2020.
Location(s)55 Avenue between Centennial Drive and 51 Street.
Start DateTo be determined
Estimated Completion DateTo be determined
ContractorTo be determined
Road ClosuresTo be determined
Temporary Utility ShutdownsTo be determined
Other InformationSo far the eastern half of the water main has been replaced and four water services and sanitary services have been replaced.  

The remaining work will be completed in the spring/summer of 2021, pending council approval. This includes:

  • Replacing the western half of the water main
  • Replacing the sanitary main
  • Replacing all remaining water and sanitary services
  • Surface Restoration

Until all underground work is complete, 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.

The remaining work anticipated for 2021 will require excavations in the yards of those homes that have not had service replacements yet.  

2020 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. 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. 

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
Spring 2021
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 southeast industrial road (48 Street) Is complete

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

Public Works Shop Renovation & Addition

DescriptionRenovation and upgrades to the City Public Works Shop
Location(s)5520 - 50 Street
Start DateAugust 12, 2020
Estimated Completion DateSummer 2021
ContractorCreative Infrastructure
Road ClosuresNone anticipated
Temporary Utility ShutdownsNone anticipated
Other InformationWhat 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
Estimate Completion Date Spring 2021
ContractorHighLine Electrical Constructors Ltd.
Road ClosuresPlease follow all posted signage and use caution when driving through construction zones.
Temporary Utility ShutdownsNo
OtherMost construction work is completed. Old pedestals still require removal and minor landscape restoration. 


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
Estimated Completion DateMarch, 2021
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 lines by Home Hardware and the southeast lift station will be inspected when there is warmer weather.