Southeast underground infrastructure replacement program

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SE underground infrastructure replacement program map 2017

Scope of work for the SE underground infrastructure improvement program for 2017

Summary

  • Replacement of underground utilities, road surfaces and sections of curb and sidewalks.

Project Scope

  • 5 Avenue S.E. between Centre Street to east of 2 Street S.E.

Construction timeline:

  • Construction begins: Early May 2017
  • Completed by: Late September 2017

Description:

As part of the Town of High River’s annual infrastructure replacement program, underground utilities, road surfaces and sections of curb and sidewalks will be replaced in the southeast area of town. The scope of the project will include:

  • 5 Avenue S.E. between Centre Street to east of 2 Street S.E.

This work is required to replace aging and damaged infrastructure, as well as improve pedestrian accessibility by adding new sidewalks.

Construction is anticipated to begin in early May, with total project completion by late September, weather dependent. The contract will be awarded through a public tender that closed on April 4.

In an effort to minimize disruptions to residents and businesses in the area, major construction will be limited to one block of complete road closures at any given time to allow crews to replace underground utilities. Roads will be returned to gravel prior to being reopened to local vehicle traffic. Final paving of all sections of road will be completed at the end of the project.

Sidewalk, curb and gutter replacement will be completed as needed throughout the project area. Traffic controls, including lane restrictions, will be used as necessary.

Pedestrian access to residences and businesses will be maintained throughout construction as best as possible, however, residents should expect delays and disruptions during the course of construction.

Notification letters will be delivered to affected residents and businesses a minimum of one week prior to construction starting by the contractor that will include contact information.

More information can be found on the major projects map online at www.highriver.ca under the Public Forums menu.