City of Edmonton road construction season kicks off

The City of Edmonton is investing $451 million in more than 175 arterial road, bridge, interchange and neighbourhood road projects in 2015.

“City Council is committed to catching up on the road infrastructure work that our rapidly-growing city needs and that our citizens expect and deserve,” said Mayor Don Iveson. “This investment demonstrates that commitment.”

In 2015, City-funded road construction will include the widening of Whitemud Drive between 75/66 Street and 17 Street, rehabilitation of Connors Road between 90 Avenue and 94 Street, and neighbourhood renewal projects in Rosslyn, Westmount, Avonmore, Bonnie Doon, Queen Alexandra and Westwood. 

Continuing projects from 2014 include reconstruction of 112 Avenue between 50 Street and 68 Street and neighbourhood renewal in Cromdale, Glenora and Laurier Heights. 

“It’s going to be a busy season, with more than 175 projects on roadways across Edmonton,” said Barry Belcourt, branch manager Roads Design and Construction. “We appreciate everyone’s patience as we work to improve Edmonton’s transportation infrastructure.” 

The City asks that drivers obey speed limits in construction zones for their own safety and the safety of City of Edmonton and contract workers.