This summer, the Town of Stony Plain is starting construction on 52 Avenue. The current infrastructure is old and requires an upgrade. Upcoming construction will replace utilities such as water, sanitary, and storm sewer, as well as sidewalks and road surfaces.
Construction starts on Monday, June 26 with sawcutting of concrete and asphalt. In order to complete construction in a safe and timely manner, road closures will begin on Wednesday, June 28.
- On Wednesday, June 28 and Thursday, June 29, 52 Avenue will be fully closed between the back alley just west of 50 Street and 52 Street. At this time, construction workers will be removing all the asphalt on the road. Sidewalks will remain open. The road will be reopened for the long weekend (June 30 to July 3).
- Beginning Tuesday, July 4, 52 Avenue will be fully closed between the back alley just west of 50 Street and 51 Street.
- Once the second closure is complete, the final section west of 51 Street will be fully closed. Further details regarding the start date of the final closure will be available in the near future.
Paul Hanlan, General Manager of Planning and Infrastructure, says, “The construction occurring on 52 Avenue will be disruptive, but it is absolutely necessary to ensure service standards can be met now and in the future.”
During the road closures, there will be no parking on 52 Avenue; access will be limited to back alleys. Residents can park in their own stalls, ask or offer to share with a neighbour, or park on adjacent streets and public lots. Emergency and service vehicles must have clear access to the back alleys at all times so blocking the back alleys is prohibited.
Additionally, residents located on 52 Avenue may experience intermittent water interruptions throughout the summer. All affected homes will be equipped with a temporary water service line to reduce interruptions. Service lines will be connected to the outdoor hose bib (faucet) or other water supply fitting.
Hanlan says, “We’d like to apologize in advance for any inconvenience we may cause families during this time. Our staff and contractors will be working around the clock to complete the construction project as quickly as possible.”
Also, the Town of Stony Plain and the contractor, Devlin Construction, are asking residents to adhere to the following safety recommendations during construction:
- Respect all construction signs and parking restrictions
- Stay clear of excavations and moving equipment
- Obey flag persons and detour signage
- Remove vehicles, RV’s, boats, and other items from front driveways and yards prior to construction.
Construction is expected to last until mid-September if the weather cooperates. For more information, and for regular construction updates, please visit www.stonyplain.com/construction
For more information, contact:
Stephanie Barsby Boisvert
Corporate Communications Officer
Town of Stony Plain
General Manager of Planning and Infrastructure
Town of Stony Plain