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The Town of High River is committed to providing current information about upcoming major construction projects that may affect residents.

The following projects are expected to take place in the spring, summer and fall of 2020. More details such as start dates, locations, detours will be added as information becomes available.

Please visit this page throughout the 2020 construction season for current information about these projects.PLEASE OBEY SIGNS AND DO NOT TAKE UNAUTHORIZED OR UNSAFE DETOURS. We appreciate that construction, while it leads to benefits in the long-term, can be frustrating for drivers. Remember that work zones are the workplace for people. Keep their workplace safe!


Annual Pedestrian Improvement Projects Begin – Pathway Closures and No Parking Areas

The Town’s annual pedestrian improvement projects are underway now until October 17, with a focus on upgrades and replacement of pathway surfaces in multiple locations. The projects will require the closure of some pathways. During the closure, please find an alternate walking route. There will also be areas of no parking. Please obey signs and barricades in place for your safety and the safety of workers.

CLICK HERE to view the Details
CLICK HERE to see the 2020 Sites Map

Centre Street Update –  Centre Street Re-opening Between 3rd Avenue and 6th Avenue Sept 19

View details HERE – 

5th Street SE Partial Lane Closure Begins August 10 – Utility Line Replacement:

SW Dike & 12th Ave:

  • June 24: SW Dike and 12th Avenue SW Full Closure Reminder There will be a full closure of 12th Avenue SW from Baker Creek to the west side of 1st Street SW starting Monday, July 20 for work related to the SW Dike and reconstruction of 12th Avenue SW. Detour signage will be in place for motorists and pedestrians throughout the SW neighbourhoods. Please obey all construction signs and be aware of heavy equipment in the area. An alternate route at the north end of the Baker Creek Estates will provide access in and out for residents of that complex. This will be an extended closure to allow crews to replace underground utilities and resurface this section of 12th Avenue SW. Construction of the SW Dike and upgrades to 12th Avenue SW are expected to be completed in the Fall of 2020.

Centre Street: 

High Country Drive:

4th Avenue SE deep utility replacement between 3rd and 5th Street SE:

  • 4th Avenue SE Update – August 26, 2020 (link) – Project completion delayed to spring 2021. All disturbed roads will be restored. Resident notices are being delivered with more details.
  • 4th Avenue SE – Underground Utilities Replacement At the July 13 meeting, Council approved the awarding of a contract for replacement of underground utilities on 4th Avenue SE to Shawne Excavating and Trucking. The work is part of the annual Street Replacement Program to repair and upgrade aging infrastructure including deep utilities, roads, and sidewalk and will begin in late July or early August.

Other Projects

  • Centre Street Bridge: The Town is planning on the refurbishment (painting or galvanizing) or complete replacement of the bridge rails. Also, other bridge repairs will also be undertaken as part of this project. The Town plans on completing this project in 2020. Procurement of engineering services is underway.
  • Eagleview Bank Protection: The last riverbank armoring project is the Eagleview Bank Protection. The purpose of this project is to protect the Eagleview development against erosion from the Highwood River. It is proposed that rip rap (i.e. large rock) be placed back from the river and buried within the former CP lands. Procurement of engineering services is underway. The Town plans on completing this project in 2020.
  • Paving of lane between 3rd and 4th Avenue (Macleod to 1st Street SW): Now that utility work has been completed the Town will be paving the above lane. Procurement of engineering services is underway. The Town plans on completing this project in 2020.
  • 2020 Miscellaneous Pedestrian Improvements: The Town will be continuing its annual pedestrian improvement project in 2020. In recent years the project has focused on sidewalks. This year, paved pathways are the primary focus. This work will be at various locations throughout the Town.