Capital Projects

Capital Projects is responsible for planning, budgeting and managing major capital projects. These projects include roadways, underground services, parks, facilities, all new building construction, and major renovations.

Current Capital Projects:

  • 40th Avenue – Windsong Boulevard to 24th Street – Design
  • 40th Avenue – Highview Gate to RR292 (2 lane) – Design
  • Allen Street Watermain Replacement
  • Balzac – Hwy 566/RR11 Roundabout
  • Downtown Core Infrastructure Rehabilitation
  • Luxstone CP Rail Pedestrian Tunnel
  • Main Street Landfill Remediation
  • Oil Grit Separator Program
  • Parks Pathway Replacement
  • Plainsmen Arena – North Drainage
  • Recreation Facility Land Development
  • Road Rehabilitation
  • Ron Ebbesen Arena Lobby
  • Sewer Rehabilitation Program
  • Sound Fence – New & Replacement
  • Sunridge Lift Station Life Cycle Upgrades
  • West Lift Station Pump Rebuilds

If you have questions or concerns, please contact City of Airdrie Capital Projects Office at 403.948.8825 or capital.projects@airdrie.ca

40th Avenue and QEII Interchange – Construction

See 40 Ave and QEII Interchange for updated project information.

40th Avenue – Windsong Boulevard to 24th Street – Design

This project consists of a new 2-lane divided roadway between Windsong Boulevard and 24th Street. The design component will also include the bridge design over Dry Creek. The result will be a high quality paved arterial road connection benefiting many southwest communities, including the West Winds Neighbourhood Structure Plan.

40th Avenue – Highview Gate to RR292 (2 lane) – Design

Detailed design of 40th Avenue from Highview Gate to Range Road 292. This design is required to ensure integration of design grades between Sharp Hill and Lanark. It will also finalize deep utility location and future servicing of the SE Airdrie lands.

Allen Street Watermain Replacement

Using data gathered from the 2017/2018 Downtown Servicing Strategy and the history of repair work performed in the area of Allen Street SE and Erin Drive SE, the Water Services Department identified the need for a watermain replacement. Rehabilitation will include a “utility cut” in the road (a 2 meter wide excavation). The entire road surface is scheduled for maintenance in 2022.

Balzac – Hwy 566/RR11 Roundabout

This project is being administered by the Province of Alberta. Construction is anticipated to commence on April 12, 2021. Travellers may experience delays at this time. Visit https://www.alberta.ca/transportation.aspx for updates.

Downtown Core Infrastructure Rehabilitation

This project is part of a multi-year Downtown Infrastructure program. It identifies improvement areas, aiming to increase the resilience of the water distribution system and resolve existing issues with wastewater and stormwater infrastructure. After deep utility rehabilitation is complete, regular maintenance will be adequate to keep infrastructure in good working condition.

By using data gathered from the 2017/2018 Downtown Servicing Strategy, various CCTV investigations performed in 2018, the age of the infrastructure, and recommendations from contracted engineers, rehabilitation will be completed to revitalize the downtown core deep utility infrastructure in the following areas in 2021:

Sanitary sewer – Smith Street NE & SE
Watermain – Smith Street NE & SE
Sanitary – 3rd Avenue NE
Storm sewer - Lane west of Albert Street
Storm sewer - Storm Project A (2nd Avenue trunk main)
Many of these pipes have structural and capacity issues below the surface and roads in poor conditions above the surface. By coordinating efforts, the infrastructure can be replaced in a planned manner, minimizing disruption while providing an overall, and necessary, improvement in the area. Future areas will be determined based on continued CCTV inspections and monitoring, and alignment with the Roadworks program.

Luxstone CP Rail Pedestrian Tunnel

The Capital Projects Office (CPO) attended Council Budget Committee on Monday Sept. 21, 2020 and presented a scope change that includes a detailed design of a retro-fit to the existing Luxstone tunnel. This means the existing tunnel will continue to be used for pedestrian connectivity under the rail tracks in this area. This Project will now be delivered by CP Rail. With Council's endorsement of the scope change, the CPO is now working in collaboration with CP Rail to collect information that support design & construction 2021.

Main Street Landfill Remediation

Records show a historic landfill site occupied a portion of what is now South Main Street, adjacent to the current City Public Works facility (formerly a fire hall). A subdivision plan from 1921 shows the creation of the (landfill) parcel and historic aerial photos show the landfill being actively used from 1950 and up until the 1970s, when it was decommissioned.

Various amounts and areas of this refuse have been removed over the years to facilitate development. In the last few years the area under the roadway was remediated concurrently with some deep utility work (north to south).

This was part of a staged utility program. Some additional work still remains with utility upgrades going east to west.

Now that the remaining waste has been removed from the road right-of-way, the historic “disposal area” designation has been submitted to the provincial regulator for review. Staff are hopeful the designation and development setbacks can now be removed. This process will take some time, so the project is ongoing.

Oil Grit Separator

The City has many drainage facilities that convey untreated stormwater into Nose Creek. These contaminants can have harmful effects on water bodies and aquatic organisms. To mitigate these issues, the City will undertake a 5-year program to provide quality treatment and physical rehabilitation of outfall locations. Treatment will be provided by installing oil/grit separators, which provide stormwater quality improvements.

Parks Pathway Replacement

The Parks Department does a yearly assessment of asphalt pathways within the City of Airdrie. Existing poor condition pathways are replace with new asphalt, thus ensuring the pathways are aesthetically attractive and functional for pedestrians, cyclists, and winter maintenance.

Plainsmen Arena – North Drainage

The City of Airdrie is working with appropriate professionals to review site grading, building drainage systems, siding, and eves replacement. They will provide recommended solutions by completing a survey, drawings, and scope of work, followed by a general contractor carrying out maintenance and repairs from those recommendations.

Recreation Facility Land Development

2018 - 2025
Delivering the new recreation facility is a multi-year, multi-team process. Land acquisition was completed in 2018. Land planning and land development is scheduled to occur from 2019 to 2023, with facility design and construction taking place from 2021 to 2025.

Land planning, which precedes development, is underway. The Neighbourhood Structure Plan (NSP) was submitted to the City in early 2021. A Water Act application can be submitted once the NSP has been approved. Stripping and grading will follow and is tentatively planned for 2022.

Road Rehabilitation

Engineering Services oversees annual road improvement and rehabilitation projects. These improvements are based on growth and economic feasibility. Rehabilitation projects are determined with the help of our pavement management system.

The 2021 Road Rehabilitation map outlines the City's major rehabilitation projects for the year.

Ron Ebbesen Arena Lobby

This project consists of replacing existing lighting in the lobby, washrooms, office, lunchroom spaces, dressing room hallway, and the dressing rooms themselves. All fixtures will be upgraded to new LED lighting with appropriate motion sensors.

Sewer Rehabilitation

Segments of pipe and manholes are routinely monitored. The program identifies areas throughout the City that existing sanitary infrastructure has either failed or is likely to fail in the near future, pipes that are at or near capacity for flow. These areas are then scheduled for repairs, rehabilitation, or replacement. Specifically for 2021, excavation work includes sections of Marquis Place & Way, and East Lake Road. Additional excavation (manhole repairs) include Tipping, Meadowbrook, and Woodside. Pipe lining repairs include Marquis, Mayfair, and Meadowbrook.

Sound Fence – New & Replacement

The City of Airdrie conducts sound monitoring every three years. Sound monitoring is where we record continuous noise levels at residential locations in Airdrie in accordance with the City’s current Transportation Noise Policy. Properties that have a continuous noise level above specified amounts are identified for the installation of a sound attenuation fence.

See Engineering Services Sound Attenuation for more information.

Sunridge Lift Station Life Cycle Upgrades

The Sunridge Lift Station was constructed in 1992 to service the community of Sunridge. Due to aging (wear and tear), the system is in need of upgrades. This includes a backup control system generator and the main electrical service that feeds the facility, along with its components. The upgraded electrical system could potentially accommodate future Station updates as well.

West Lift Station Pump Rebuilds

An annual pump maintenance inspection report revealed that all of the West Lift Stations sewage discharge pumps require proactive repair due to wear of mechanical components.

The addition of a new Impeller hub wear ring, removal and replacement of the casing wear rings on all pumps, will provide the City with a fully functioning, reliable station to handle all sewage flows up to the Station’s capacity. It will also provide the pumps with a higher resistance to wear which will mitigate reductions in flow and pump efficiency. This will minimize the City’s risk of station down time in the future.

 

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