As the 2017 Construction season comes to a close, Administration brought a report to Council at Monday night’s regular Council meeting outlining the details of the Two-year Boundary Road Reconstruction Project. In the first year of construction Boundary Road is now already 65% complete.
Paving of Boundary Road from Highway 16A to 44th Avenue is completed and reopened to the public on October 31, 2017. The intersection of 44th Avenue is currently operating as a 3-way stop and traffic signals remain on scheduled for installation and activation before the end of 2017 along with new signage. Installation of the new traffic lights and signs will cause intermittent road closures and/or detours. Otherwise, this portion of the roadway will remain open to the public moving forward.
South of the 44th Avenue and Boundary Road intersection to Fairway Drive, including the CN Railway crossing and the Graybriar Drive intersection, the road will remain closed to the public. Due to the existing partial roadway reconstruction, and safety concerns, this portion cannot be reopened over the 2017/2018 winter months. CN’s contractor is delayed on the completion of the necessary crossing improvements. This crossing work will be completed in the spring of 2018 and the Town has coordinated an extension of the CN work permit for 2018.
On November 24th the contractor will reopen the intersection of Fairway Drive and Boundary Road. Boundary Road south to Highway 628 will be open to two way traffic for the winter months of 2017/2018. The Town’s Public Works department will be responsible for roadway maintenance during this time and will maintain the best possible gravel standard until the spring of 2018. This section of the road will close again once the construction season starts in 2018.
Mayor William Choy says, “We understand the inconvenience and strain this construction project has caused the residents of Stony Plain, especially those living in neighbourhoods along Boundary Road. Council and Administration appreciates your continued patience. Thank you for your cooperation during these growing pains.”
Paul Hanlan, General Manager of Planning and Infrastructure says, “Once this two year project is complete, Stony Plain will have a much improved North-South connectivity within the Town. Boundary Road will be paved all the way from Highways 16A to 628 with a large portion having four lanes. It’ll be a proper urban roadway with new pedestrian routes.”
To date $5,558,003 of the $16,224,404 has been spent. It is estimated to remain on budget. This Capital Project remains on target for its planned completion prior to the end of the 2018 construction season.
New signage with the name change to “Veterans Boulevard” will be posted by the end of 2017. Once those signs are up all Communication on this project with then be referred to as “Veterans Boulevard.”
For more information on the 2017/2018 capital construction projects, visit www.stonyplain.com/construction.
The initial Boundary Road Reconstruction project was approved in September of 2016 and has been expanded twice. The original plan was to construct four lanes from 16A to just south of the 44th Avenue intersection and narrow to two lanes north of the CN Rail crossing and continue to Highway 628. The first expansion included four lanes over the CN crossing and narrowing to two lanes between Graybriar Drive and Fairway Drive. This proposed expansion of the project would require just one crossing negotiation with CN as opposed to two if the road was expanded at a later date. It would also sustain the Town’s transportation needs to the area beyond 2030. The second expansion extended the construction of four lanes south of the Fairway Drive intersection and then narrowing to two lanes to Highway 628.
For more information, contact:
Stephanie Barsby Boisvert
Corporate Communications Officer
Town of Stony Plain
General Manager of Planning &Infrastructure
Town of Stony Plain