Construction

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Stony Plain Central School Servicing

In March 2018, the province announced the replacement of Stony Plain Central School. The school is anticipated to be open for the fall 2021 school year. The Town of Stony Plain is required to provide the necessary infrastructure services (road, underground) to meet the requirements of the school. Town administration is working in partnership with Parkland School Division and Alberta Infrastructure to complete the project.

The project will involve extending the road from the west end of 57 avenue, and installing new underground infrastructure and a round-a-bout. 

The anticipated start date is July 15, 2019, and a targeted completion date of October 18, 2019.

CN Twinning

Canadian National Railway completed sections of new track in 2018 across Canada including five sections of double track along CN's mainline within Stony Plain.

2018 Updates 2019 Updates

Downtown Redevelopment

Stony Plain's downtown is the core of the Town, where residents and visitors can shop, live, work, and play.

The Downtown Redevelopment project, planned for completion in 2020, aims to build on the existing small-town feel in historic downtown for residents, businesses, and visitors.

The following aspects are included in the project:

  • Bulb-outs at intersections to lessen pedestrian crossing distances. Bulb-outs will also create small pedestrian gathering pockets; will allow for further planting enhancements, seating, and other street furniture; and help animate those spaces to make them enjoyable areas for pedestrians to spend their time. These locations will also serve as focal opportunities for art and sculptures.
  • Stamped and coloured asphalt StreetBond crossings will be more noticeable to drivers and make crossings safer for the pedestrians.
  • Drop down curb ramps will be incorporated at crossings and handicap parking stalls to support wheelchair accessibility and promote universal accessibility.
  • Wide sidewalks will be enhanced with coloured and sandblasted concrete patterns. Well-defined pedestrian and street furniture zones will maximize the pedestrian realm.
  • Furniture Zones will include: trees in tree grates; lit bollards; light poles with hanging baskets and banners; concrete planters; seating; traffic and wayfinding signage; garbage receptacles; and bicycle racks.
  • To sustain the trees long-term, soil cells will be incorporated into the drainage design to fit within the sidewalk.
  • Lit bollards will further help indicate the pedestrian realm and protect from vehicles parking along the road. The illumination will also add interest and aesthetics during the night and winter months.
  • An upgrade to LED light bulbs will be incorporated into the electrical design for all proposed street lights and bollards.
  • Avenues will be transformed up to the alleyways to tie into bike corridors and differentiate the downtown core from the surrounding residential areas.
  • A roundabout has been designed at 50th Street and 51st Ave to conform to standard vehicle turning radius. This will be the focal point of the downtown, and a designated area for festivals and events.
  • The roundabout will support future placement of removable gazebos, art, and/or the Town Christmas tree, which will animate the space.
  • Downtown entrance pillar signage at both the North and South entrances. 

Phase I

Phase I was completed in 2017 behind businesses on 50 Street including:

  • One-way lanes and new multipurpose trails
  • Paved line markings and overhead lighting

2017 Updates 

Phase II

In 2018, 54 Avenue to just south of the 52 Avenue intersection, was completed including:

  • Stamped concrete sidewalks
  • Bulb-outs at intersections
  • New lighting
  • Lit bollards

Some finishing work will be completed in 2019.

2018 Updates

Phase III

In 2019, Downtown Redevelopment Phase III will continue the work on replacement of aging infrastructure and enhancement of our downtown core. The work will involve the section of Main (50) Street between 52 and 51 Avenues. View the 2019 Downtown Redevelopment News Release or view the fly through video of the project.

View the 2019 Construction Notice and subscribe to this page for updates.

2019 Updates 2019 Parking Map

 

Phase IV

The final phase of Downtown Redevelopment is scheduled for 2020. This portion will complete the work on Main (50) Street between 51 and 50 Avenues. A roundabout will be installed at 50 Street and 51 Avenue. This will be the focal point of the downtown, and a designated area for festivals and events.

Email the Downtown Redevelopment Project

Heritage Park Entrance

This year the Town will be paving 41 Avenue in front of Heritage Park. Construction is expected to last two weeks and will be started in June.

2019 Updates

JPII Access Road

This is a joint project between the Town and Alberta Transportation to build a new access to St. John Paul II School from Willow Park Road.

2019 Updates

Provincial Highways

The Alberta government is resurfacing of highways 628 and 779 this construction season. Visit Alberta Transportation for more information.

628

Alberta Transportation completed resurfacing in 2018.

2018 Updates

779

Alberta Transportation has committed to a two-year rehabilitation of Highway 779/48 Street.

The project includes:

Year 1- Town South Boundary Limits to 55th Ave

This portion of the project includes:

  • Grading and widening south of Hwy 628;
  • Construction of a storm water management pond on lands on the west side of Hwy 779 across from St John Paul II School;
  • Widening with raised divided concrete median from Willow Park Road (north) to 55th Ave;
  • Development of two undivided lanes with dedicated turn lanes from the Willow Park Road (north) intersection to Hwy 628.

Year 2- 55th Ave to 47th Ave

This portion of the project includes:

  • Grading and widening;
  • Enhanced pedestrian crossings with possible relocations;
  • Updrading and paving of three rear alleys north of 55 Ave;
  • Landscaping;
  • Widening with raised divided concreate median from 55th Ave to 47th Ave;
  • Realigning of 52nd Ave.

2018 Updates 2019 Updates

Stay up to date on all AT construction projects at 511.alberta.ca

Rotary Park Entrance

This year the Town will be paving the entrance to Rotary Park on 49 Street. The contruction will see the addition of a second right hand lane in to the business area and is expected to commence in June. The project should last approximately two weeks.

2019 Updates Notice of Construction

Town Signs

New signs have been designed, welcoming visitors to our town! More signs will appear over the next few years.The inspiration for the design concept comes from Heritage Park. Its unique attributes include the seal, font, wood posts, exposed metal brackets and bolts along with stone cladding. 

Phase I

Primary welcome signs were installed at the East and West entrance to our community on Highway 16A.

Town entrance sign

Secondary welcome signs have been installed on Secondary Highway 779 at the North and South boundary of Stony Plain as well on the East and West boundary on Secondary Highway 628. Town facility identification signs were installed at the Stony Plain Golf Course and Rotary Park.
Phase II
In 2019, three facility identification signs will be installed at the Stony Plain Outdoor Pool & Rotary Spray Park, Public Works and Rotary Recycling Centre.

 

Veterans Boulevard

This two-year construction project was completed in 2018. In 2017, the first portion of the road from Highway 16A to 44 Avenue was completed. The new road now has four lanes to Fairway Drive and two lanes to Secondary Highway 628. New walking trails have been added along the roadway.

By fully paving Veterans Boulevard, the Town is fulfilling its commitment to the ‘complete streets' philosophy. The new roadway will increase the Town's north-to-south interconnectivity, prepare the community for future developments east of Veterans Boulevard and improve access to the rest of Town.

2017 and 2018 Updates 2019 Updates

Posted On Friday, July 12, 2019

Alberta Transportation (AT) has informed the Town, the intersection of Hwy 628 (79 Ave) and Hwy 779 (48 St) will be down to one lane of alternating traffic on Monday July 15th and Tuesday July 16 th . The underground crew is continuing work on the storm line at that intersection. Flag people will be in place controlling the intersection as the storm line is installed across Hwy 628. Once the storm line crossing is complete, work will continue on widening the intersection to...
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Posted On Thursday, July 04, 2019

As Downtown Redevelopment construction continues, there are many updates to report.
The Town has been working with Downtown businesses to promote local shopping. One initiative that has come out of these discussions are billboards specially directing residents and visitors to the Downtown. One of three billboards is now in place. You’ll notice it as you are exiting highway 16A onto 50 th Street. The other two will be going up shortly.  
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Posted On Friday, June 28, 2019

OPENHOUSE-01An open house for Stony Plain Central School Servicing Project will be held on Wednesday, July 10 from 4-7pm at the Stony Plain Community Centre (5008-51 ave).
The project will involve extending the road from the west end of 57 avenue, and installing new underground infrastructure and a round-a-bout. The anticipated start date is July 15 with a targeted completion date of October 18, 2019. These dates are weather dependant.
There will be increased traffic along 57...

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Posted On Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Paving of 41 Avenue at Heritage Park is now complete. The road is open to all traffic. Thank you for your patience. 

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Posted On Monday, June 24, 2019

Roadway Reconstruction on 49th Street from 44th Avenue to Rotary Park has been delayed due to inclement weather. Construction is now scheduled to begin on July 2.

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