2020 Construction Projects

Find out what construction projects are scheduled locally throughout 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. 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)

Estimated Start DateOctober 1, 2020
Estimated Completion DateOctober 15, 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 Information

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
5211 - 52 Ave
5112 – 52 Ave
5320 – 49 Ave (On 54 St by the alley)
5212 - 48 Ave
4620 - 54 Ave
NW corner of 54th Ave & 46th St
4728 - 49 Ave
4720 - 47 Ave
57 St between 40&45 Ave
125 & 129 Spatinow Drive
4012 - 51A St
4723 - 39 Ave
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 Information

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

55 Avenue Water Main Replacement

DescriptionThe City of Wetaskiwin has discovered a leak in the water main underneath 55 Avenue.  Due to the age and known condition of the pipes in the area the City has decided to do an emergency full replacement of the water main and water services up to property line for 55 Avenue in between Centennial Drive and 51st Street.
Location(s)55 Avenue between Centennial Drive and 51 Street.
Start DateSeptember 14, 2020
Estimated Completion DateOctober, 2020
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 ShutdownsWater will be temporarily shut down intermittently to exercise existing valves on September 14. Temporary water will be supplied during construction. 
Other Information

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 DateSeptember, 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
OtherHighLine is waiting for more supplies before proceeding with work.

Sidewalk Program

DescriptionThis project will allow for replacement of sidewalks throughout the City of Wetaskiwin. This years program will also include decorative concrete work at the new peace cairn location. 
Location(s)
  • Several high priority sidewalks have been identified on Spatinow Drive. 
  • Several new ramps will be installed at corners on 56 Street to increase accessibility. 
  • A small sidewalk will be added to the street side of the boulevards along the reconstructed portion of 51 Avenue to ensure easy access to vehicles parked on the street. 
  • Various other high priority locations that have been identified throughout the City
  • Curious if your sidewalk is included in this years program? Contact Engineering at 780-361-4400 Ext. 8853
Estimated Start DateJuly 27, 2020
Estimated Completion DateOctober 15, 2020
ContractorJ. Branco & Sons Concrete Services Ltd.
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 InformationWork is currently being completed on 
  • Peace Cairn Site
  • Garden Meadows Area
  • 37 Avenue West of 48 Street

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 InformationWork remains at the northwest corner of 52 Street and 49 Avenue. This work will be completed by Cobra Plumbing and Gasfitting.
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 DateSeptember 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 lines being inspected in September

62nd Street 

DescriptionThis project is being presented to council for completion in 2021.

Based on several comments, the team is reviewing options related to the propagation of the water issue that appears to be spreading onto private property from areas where the road has had added materials. Additionally, it has come to our attention during the hydrovac operations that there are utility conflicts with gas, power, and cable.

The City of Wetaskiwin is committed to delivering the best possible solution for the 62nd Street area. The City is further reviewing all of the options for a design solution that will achieve the project objectives of  removing water from the ditches and road base and complete the surface treatment as well to help limit the disruption to residents. 

If the project scope does change the City will host another open house to get feedback from residents.  If social distancing measures are still required the engagement will be through mail or online surveys. As the City works through the challenges discovered you will be updated each step of the way.

Location(s)62nd Street, 49th Avenue, and Evergreen Close
Estimated Start DateTBD
Estimated Completion DateTBD
Contractor/ConsultantTBD
Road ClosuresTBD
Temporary Utility ShutdownsNone Anticipated
Current Condition
  • The drainage ditch is designed to flow to the north. There is very little elevation difference between the south and north. The maximum grade that could be achieved is 0.3%. Typically the minimum grade for a grass ditch is 0.75%.
  • Culverts on the north portion of 62nd street were not placed at proper grade and are causing water pooling. 
  • The ditch has sediment build up in various locations.
  • culverts under driveways are heaving and damaged, further impeding flow
  • several secondary utilities are shallower than the minimum required depth of 1m in the ditches