Construction

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Construction Inquiries

49th Avenue

The Town will be rehabilitating 49th Avenue from highway 779 Intersection to Golf Course Road intersection. The road will be rehabilitated using Full Depth Reclamation (FDR), a process that mixes the existing road with new oil before being capped with new asphalt. The Project is expected to start late late May and take 2 weeks to complete. The Town is working with Fire Services in order to minimize any affect the project will have on Emergency Services. There will be traffic disruptions so please follow posted signage on any detour routes.

Central Trunk Rehab (existing sanitary line)

The Town’s central trunk sanitary sewer catchment area services primarily the oldest part of Stony Plain which is presumably sensitive to I&I (Inflow and Infiltration). The Central Trunk catchment area overloads the sewer system pipe capacity due to I&I in severe wet weather events. To alleviate the risk of overland and basement flooding; the Town will endeavor to add further capacity into the pipe which will mitigate the flooding risks during large storm water events. We are currently undertaking pre design to evaluate our options before moving forward. 

2022: Design and Tender

2023: Construction

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 primarily focused on the replacement of aging infrastructure in our downtown core. The upgrade enhanced our historic downtown for residents, businesses, and visitors.

The following aspects were included in the project:

  • Full replacement of infrastructure including water, sanitary and storm pipes.
  • Bulb-outs at intersections to lessen pedestrian crossing distances. 
  • Stamped and coloured asphalt crossings.
  • Drop down curb ramps incorporated at crossings and handicap parking stalls to support wheelchair accessibility and promote universal accessibility.
  • Wide sidewalks with coloured and sandblasted concrete patterns. 
  • Furniture Zones including: 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.
  • Soil cells for tree sustainability.
  • LED light bulbs for all proposed street lights and bollards.
  • A roundabout at 50th Street and 51st Ave 
  • 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:

  • Full replacement of infrastructure including water, sanitary and storm pipes
  • Stamped concrete sidewalks
  • Bulb-outs at intersections
  • New lighting
  • Lit bollards

2018 Updates

Phase III

In 2019, Downtown Redevelopment Phase III continued the work on replacement of aging infrastructure and enhancement of our downtown core involving the section of Main (50) Street between 52 and 51 Avenues. View the fly through video of the project.

 

2019 Updates 

Phase IV

The final phase of Downtown Redevelopment completed the roundabout at 50 Street and 51 Avenue in 2020. The final portion of underground infrastructure replacement work on Main Street will be completed in 2021. 

Earlier this year, ATCO informed the Town that line relocation work would not occur until June 7, 2021. This announcement combined with current frost conditions in the soil has impacted the 2021 construction schedule.

Currently, the project has a list of immediate, anticipated milestones for the coming weeks. The construction contractor is expected to deliver “notices of construction” to affected businesses on May 10 with crew mobilization expected for May 16 (weather dependent). The 50 Avenue and 50 Street intersection will be shut down with fencing in place. Construction will pause in June to allow TELUS and ATCO to perform necessary utility work in the area.

At this time, the anticipated completion date for Downtown Redevelopment is October 27, 2021. 

View the 2021 Construction Notice and subscribe to this page for updates

2020 Updates 2021 Updates

Email the Downtown Redevelopment Project

Golf Course Road

The Town will be rehabilitating Golf Course Road from Fairways/Brightbank Intersection to Highway 628. The road will be rehabilitated using Full Depth Reclamation (FDR), a process that mixes the existing road with new oil before being capped with new asphalt. The Project is expected to start late June and take 2-3 weeks to complete. There will be traffic disruptions so please follow posted signage on any detour routes. 

Oatway Drive and Brightbank Avenue

The Town will be reconstructing a section of asphalt trail as well as improving drainage in the area to accommodate for a new art installation. For more information on the public art, please refer to the public art page.

Provincial Highways

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

779

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

The project includes:

Construction Year 1 (2018)

  • Completed the grade widening between 79 Ave and the southern Town limits, between Willow Park Road North and 57 Ave West and between 49 Ave and 47 Ave.
  • Construction of the storm water sewer from south of 55 Ave to Willow Park Road North
  • Constructed the storm water pond north of Willow Park Road North.
  • Constructed the multi-use trail along the west side of 48 Street, from Genesis Lake Blvd to 79 Ave
  • Installed streetlights along both sides of 48 Street from 79 Ave to the southern Town limits.
  • Installed traffic signals at 49 Ave, 52 Ave, 55 Ave, 57 Ave West, Willow Park Road and 79 Ave 

Construction Year 2 (2019)

  • Completed the storm water sewer from Willow Park Road North to 79 Ave
  • Replaced the bridge size culvert from the storm water pond, across 48 street and under the St. John Paul II school parking lot to the drainage channel.
  • Completed the grade widening along 79 Ave
  • Constructed the multi-use trail along the east side of 48 Street from 79 Ave to 57 Ave West.
  • Constructed the curb and gutter along 48 Street from 79 Ave to 57 Ave
  • Completed the installation of the streetlights along the east side of 48 Street from 57 Ave to 49 Ave 

Construction Year 3 (2020)

  • Completed the grade widening along the west side of 48 Street from 57 Ave West to 49 Ave and along the west leg of 49 Ave. Completed the installation of the streetlights along the west side of 48 Street from 79 Ave to 49 Ave
  • Completed the multi-use trail along the west side of 48 Street, between 57 Ave West and 55 Ave and between 53 Ave and 49 Ave.
  • Paved the back lanes on the east side of 48 Street, between 52 Ave and 56 Ave
  • Constructed the Willow Heights Road between Willow Park Road North and the St. John Paul II School
  • Constructed the new curb and gutter along the east side of 48 Street from Willow Park Road North to 55 Ave.
  • Milled and placed the first lift of asphalt on the northbound lanes from Willow Park Road North  to 55 Ave.
  • Installed a pedestrian crossing signals at Westerra Drive, 57 Ave East and 50 Ave intersections.

Construction Year 4 (2021)

  • Completion of the multi-use trail on the west side of 48 Street, between 55 Ave and 53 Ave.
  • Replacement of the curb & gutter and sidewalk along the east side of 48 Street from 55 Ave to 49 Ave.
  • Widening 49 Ave, east of 48 Street, to construct a merge lane that will allow vehicles time to merge into the through, eastbound lane or turn into the 7-11 or apartment complex parking lots.
  • Milling and repaving the northbound lanes from 55 Ave to 49 Ave.
  • Paving of the back lane on the west side of 48 Street, between 55 Ave and 53 Ave.
  • Construction of raised concrete medians between Willow Park Road North and 49 Ave.
  • Final paving of the north and southbound lanes between 47 Ave and Willow Park Road North.
  • Construction of an access from the back lane to 50 Ave on the west side of 48 Street.
  • Construction of a multi-use trail on the west side of 48 Street between 49 Ave and 47 Ave and along the north side of 79 Ave, from 48 Street to Willow Way.
  • Installation of durable roadway lines and markings.
  • Permanent signage installations.
  • Final landscaping, sodding and seeding throughout the project limits.

2018 Updates 2019 Updates 2020 Updates 2021 Updates

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

Road preservation projects

The Town of Stony Plain will be mircosurfacing various roadways throughout Town. Microsurfacing is a pavement preservation treatment which includes applying asphalt emulsion, aggregate, water and cement powder to the existing roadway surface. This mixture of materials is used to preserve roadways that are currently in “good” condition. 

The list of roadways being microsurfaced are:

  • Graybriar Drive
  • Fairway Drive
  • Westerra Blvd
  • Genesis Drive
  • Silverstone Way
  • Silverstone Crescent
  • Silverstone Drive
  • West side of 54 Avenue
  • West side of 51 Avenue 

Sidewalk projects

This project will remove and replace sidewalk panels at various locations around Stony Plain. 

  • South of 50th ave (currently closed)

Sidewalk Map

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 2022 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. 

2019 Updates 2020 Updates

TELUS PureFibre Build

Throughout 2021, TELUS will be working in local neighbourhoods to connect Stony Plain to the TELUS PureFibre™ network - Canada’s #1 internet technology for speed and reliability.1

About the project

telus connection graphicThe TELUS PureFibre network is made up of flexible, transparent, durable strands of glass. These fibre optic strands transmit information as pulses of light, and carry huge amounts of information in the space of seconds.

TELUS is the only major provider in Western Canada with a 100% fibre optic connection to the home1. That means a fast, always consistent connection. Other providers’ networks switch to copper cable before reaching homes, meaning their customers don’t see the benefits of a true fibre connection. Once PureFibre construction is complete, you’ll be able to enjoy seamless streaming, gaming and video calls. 

Connecting your community to the TELUS PureFibre™ network means that you will have access to the unique opportunities that fibre optic internet brings to residents, businesses, organizations, and essential services. Once it is installed, homes and businesses have the option to connect to the fibre optic network and experience the country’s fastest internet technology.1

Location and Impacts

The majority of construction will take place on public boulevards and utility rights-of-way. In cases where some work needs to take place on private property, TELUS will send out communications to all homeowners in the construction area. In accordance with COVID-19 health restrictions, all TELUS team members and contractors will be following all safety precautions on work sites.

2021 Project

The 2021 build is anticipated to begin in late August with the first neighbourhoods ready for service by the end of September.

Spring Restoration

Part of TELUS’ overall community investment is ensuring the restoration of all property to the same condition it was in prior to construction. This can include soft surface restoration such as leveling with new topsoil and planting grass seed. In places where hard surfaces are impacted, such as concrete or asphalt driveways, TELUS will always fill and repair an impact afterwards. Some restoration may have to wait until spring as this work is weather dependent, and will resume as soon as the ground conditions permit.

Reseeding

Once the TELUS PureFibre install is complete, reseeding will take place in all impacted areas. View detailed watering instructions for newly reseeded property.

General guidelines:

  • Keep the reseeded area lightly watered until the grass is established. This may include watering several times daily, being careful not to over-water as the seeds can rot.

  • Try to stay off the reseeded areas.

  • Do not cut or rake the reseeded areas until the new grass has matured. Give the grass time to grow.

FAQs  News Release

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this project including construction, TELUS PureFibre™ details, or TELUS services, please contact Jeff Nichol, Senior Regional Marketing Manager, Home Solutions Community & Channels.

Email TELUS 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding construction, please contact the CTI Escalation and Information Hotline at (780) 914-5891

 

  1. Traditional copper wire or copper wire hybrid networks are subject to capacity constraints and environmental stresses that do not affect TELUS fibre optic technology, which is based on light signals. Not available in all areas. Individual results may vary depending on location, usage within the home network, Internet traffic, applicable network management or server configurations. For a description of TELUS’ network management practices please see telus.com/networkmanagement 

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, facility identification signs were installed at Heritage Park, the Stony Plain Outdoor Pool & Rotary Spray Park, Public Works and Rotary Recycling Centre.

Phase III

In 2020, the Rotary Park Digital Sign was installed. 

Phase IV

Early in 2021, the North and South Business Park signs were replaced as well as the Fire Hall. Our downtown also welcomed entrance signs at the south end of 50 Street. 

 

Phase V

2021 will see the installation of three community bulleting board in our community. The replacement boards will be up and coming for the next few years of the signage strategy. In addition to the bulletin boards, the Skate Park will receive a new facility ID sign sign.

 

 

TransMountain Pipeline

Construction of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project will commence in a series of phased activities along the pipeline right-of-way from September 2019 to March 2020. Visit TransMountain.com for more information. 

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Umbach Dog Park

The Town will be reconstructing the gravel access road from June 17-July 16 during which time the dog park will undergo a full closure.

Temporary off-leash areas will be set up within the outdoor rinks at:

  • Glenn Hall Centennial Arena
  • St John Paul II School (available only after 3:30 p.m. until June 30)
  • Forest Green School

Construction Map

Current Updates

Posted On Friday, July 30, 2021

An update to the Highway 779 construction project has been provided by Alberta Transportation. Crews will be off site for the long weekend, starting today, Friday July 30 th , and returning to site on Tuesday August 3 rd . On Tuesday crews will begin drilling and installing dowels for the median curbs between 52 Ave and 49 Ave. Also on Tuesday, grading work will start on the swale in the boulevard along the multi-use trail on the west side of 48 Street, between 55 Ave and...
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Posted On Thursday, July 29, 2021

Starting August 4 th at 6am there will be a downtown alleyway entrance closure until 6am on August 11 th . The closure is for the alleyway that runs parallel to 50 th Street on the east side, specifically the entrance off 50 th Avenue (behind The Old Bar). Crews will be working on concrete replacement. All businesses impacted will be notified directly by the contractor.  

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Posted On Wednesday, July 28, 2021

The underground work for phase IV of the Downtown Redevelopment project continues. The electrical work for this phase is almost complete. Portions of the concrete sidewalks have been poured at all four corners of the intersection of 50 th Street and 50 th Avenue, and work on the bulb-outs is also underway. Please remember the No Parking signs in the temporary turn around must be left in place to ensure vehicles may access the area. Parking in these blocked off stalls prevents...
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Posted On Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Umbach Road - Parking MapThe Umbach Dog Park road construction project is now complete! The road and park re-opened to the public on July 24 th , however contractors were still on site up until today. With the exception of some final landscaping work, crews are now done. Please avoid topsoil areas for seeding. Please note, parking has changed. Users of the park are to angle park along the side of the parking lot as indicated in the attached map. Also, the use of the designated outdoor rinks for temporary...
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Posted On Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Following the August long weekend, the Town will be mircosurfacing various roadways throughout Town. Microsurfacing is a pavement preservation treatment which includes applying asphalt emulsion, aggregate, water and cement powder to the existing roadway surface. This mixture of materials is used to preserve roadways that are currently in “good” condition. 
The list of roadways being microsurfaced are:
Graybriar Drive
Fairway Drive
Westerra...

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