Airdrie has hundreds of kilometres of sidewalk, and this number is growing with every new subdivision constructed. Engineering Services reviews sidewalk plans to provide residents with a safe and economical means of transportation.
In new developments sidewalks are maintained by developers until the City takes over ownership. During Final Acceptance Clearance (FAC) inspections, sidewalks are held to City design standards and replaced or repaired as necessary. After FAC approval, sidewalk repair and maintenance is done during local improvements or as part of the Public Works annual concrete replacement program.
Engineering Services reviews street plans for all new subdivisions within the city to ensure current and future commuter needs are met.
Developers are responsible for monitoring and keeping the streets clean until the City takes over ownership. Once approval has been received, Public Works is responsible for maintaining city streets. Public Works has an annual spring cleaning program and will further monitor roadways and clean on an as-needed basis.
To report a street light problem:
- Use the FortisAlberta online form (you require the service location of the street light); or
- Call FortisAlberta customer service team toll free at 310-WIRE or (403-310-9473)
The CP Rail underpass located east of 8 Street and north of Yankee Valley Boulevard links Luxstone Landing with Nose Creek Park.
The existing structure was originally constructed in 2004 as a box culvert designed to convey water flow from the Canals stormwater facility.
A pathway was added in 2007 to utilize the structure as a pedestrian underpass during low flow periods.
Due to past high flows and ice issues, the underpass has often been temporarily closed to the public, causing frustration among residents and creating safety concerns.
It is clear a year-round, pedestrian-specific solution is required.
Engineering Services, in consultation with Infrastructure Systems Limited (ISL), assessed options to provide an increased level of service at the pedestrian crossing. Of the options proposed, an At-Grade level crossing was determined to be of best value to the City.
Staff will begin consultation with Canadian Pacific Railway regarding right of way, safety and other design considerations to allow the City to provide an alternate means of crossing during seasonal shutdowns of the tunnel. There is currently no time line for this work to occur.