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Road Construction

2018 is shaping up to be a smooth construction season!

The 2018 Building Better Roads construction season is about two-thirds of the way complete, and the City is on schedule and even ahead of schedule in some areas. 

Key 2018 Building Better Roads funded projects include:

  • Circle Drive over 33rd Street – rehabilitation of northbound overpass
  • Arlington Avenue and Taylor Street - intersection improvements
  • Victoria Avenue - rehabilitation
  • Idylwyld Drive North - resurfacing
  • Water and sewer improvements (i.e. Idylwyld Drive, City Park)

The Building Better Roads program has an annual funding level of $61 million that covers road construction, road repair, pothole patching, sidewalk rehabilitation, back lane upgrades, street sweeping, and snow and ice management. The goal this year is to rehabilitate 206 lane kilometres of roadway and replaced more than 20 kilometres of sidewalk. Since the establishment of a dedicated road levy in 2014, 876 lane kilometres of roadway have been improved and 36 kilometres of sidewalk has been replaced under the program.

Review the Projected 2018-2020 Asset Preservation Plan for Roadways, Sidewalks, Water & Sewer, Bridges and Structures (PDF).

News Releases:
Near perfect construction weather, few unexpected issues resulting in smooth construction season
Construction on Circle Drive over 33rd Street overpass complete ahead of schedule

Major improvement work to begin at Taylor Street & Arlington Avenue
At what cost? Drivers who speed in work zones put lives at risk
Idylwyld Drive reopens on schedule after major infrastructure improvement work
Circle Drive north bound at 33rd Street down to one lane starting Tuesday
Circle Drive over 33rd Street to be rehabilitated this summer
U of S construction: Preston Avenue partly closed for approximately 2 weeks
Major project starts on section of Idylwyld Drive
Infrastructure improvement work set to begin along section of Idylwyld Drive
Gear up for Bike to Work Day: Wednesday, May 16th!
206 lane km of roadway improvements & 20 km of sidewalk replacements in 2018