Capital projects update

April 7, 2014/ For Immediate Release

Airdrie, ALBERTA – Residents of Airdrie will see a wealth of construction activity over the next six months which will improve connectivity throughout the city and aid in keeping up with the City’s rapid growth.

A number of major capital projects, previously identified in road studies, are now set to be completed according to Engineering Services when they updated Council members at their regular Council meeting.

“We are building the roads we need today; building them strategically with present and future growth in mind,” says Mayor Peter Brown. “Projects such as 40 Ave west which will eventually link 8Street and 24 Street are the building blocks for our future road networks,” says Brown.

Residents should watch for construction traffic and follow all traffic signage.

 

Road Projects

Road ProjectDescriptionProjected CompletionProject Cost
Yankee Valley Blvd. – East Lake Blvd. to Kings Heights Gate A new four-lane divided roadway from East Lake Boulevard to Kings Heights Gate October 2014 $3,659,150
40 Ave (East) - from 8 Street to Reynolds Gate Stage 1 of this project consists of constructing a new two lane divided road between 8 Street and Reynolds Gate. It is the first step toward a new connection to Highway 2. Stage 2 is being contemplated to be in the 2015 budget request October 2014 $6,577,060
40 Ave (West) – 8 Street to Windsong Dr. Construction of a two lane divided roadway between 8 Street and Windsong Boulevard August 2014 $3,510,575
24 Street road construction Upgrading 24 Street to a two-lane undivided roadway July 2014 $6,970,403
Railway Ave. Constructing a new two-lane undivided roadway across the CPR tracks August 2014 $2,426,748
8 Street Construction of a new two-lane divided roadway from 40th Avenue to the south City limit August 2014 $1,484,187

 

Traffic Signals

New traffic signals and upgrades to existing traffic signals.

  • Chinook Winds Drive and Yankee Valley Boulevard – new traffic signal
  • Yankee Valley Boulevard and 8 Street – install left turn arrows
  • Veterans Boulevard and Highland Park Boulevard – upgrade signal controller (this project is related to removal of dual left in rehab program)
  • Pedestrian chirper signals - to assist the visually impaired

The new signals and upgrades are projected to be complete by September 2014 at a cost of $405,800.

 

Road Rehabilitation Projects

A large number of roadways are scheduled for pavement rehabilitation, curb replacement (as necessary), and the re-application of line markings which are projected to be complete by October 2014 at a cost of $2,457,000. A full listing of roads scheduled for rehabilitation is available on airdrie.ca.

 

Other Construction Projects

Construction ProjectDescriptionProjected CompletionProject Cost
2 Ave Watermain replacement/rehab

This project includes a watermain replacement, road rehabilitation, and new water services to residents

October 2014 $833,700
Transit Terminal Construction an off-street transit terminal for regional ICE and local buses December 2014 $2,253,400

Water line from Calgary to

Airdrie

Construction of a new 600mm water supply line from Calgary to Airdrie July 2014 $12,671,815
Cross connect water supply Construction of a new water supply “cross connect” along 40 Avenue (East) between the new 600mm supply line and the 900mm supply line

 

October 2014

 

$1,365,000

Reservoir pumphouse – West Airdrie Construction of a new reservoir and pump station October 2014 $13,028,000

 

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Media contact:
Bob Neale
City of Airdrie
403.948.8880 ext.8447

 

 

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