Highway 779 Update - June 4

Posted On Friday June 04, 2021

Alberta Transportation has provided the following update to construction on Provincial Highway 779.

Work began in the back lanes on the west side of 48 Street, between 55 Ave and 53 Ave, on Monday May 31st. Excavations will continue through the weekend and placement of granular base materials will continue for the next week to ten days.

During construction operations in the back lanes, residents bordering on the closed lane ways are requested to find parking on the surrounding side streets. The southbound curb lane, between 52 Ave and 55 Ave is part of an active construction zone and closed to non-construction traffic. During the day the closed lane is restricted to construction traffic and emergency vehicles, however, short term parking (20-30 minute durations) will be allowed for residents fronting onto 48 Street, for loading and unloading of vehicles. While the back lanes are closed it is requested that no overnight parking take place in the closed lane as it may be required to provide access to the residences for emergency vehicles.

Work will continue on the medians south of 55 Ave for the next few weeks with the pouring of curbs and concrete surfacing and placement of landscape materials.

Work will continue on the placement of granular base for the sidewalk and curb & gutter along the east side of 48 Street over the next week. Once the granular base material has been placed work will commence on pouring of the monowalk with curb and gutter.

O’Hanlon Paving is currently working on paving 49 Ave, between Golf Course Road and 48 Street, and are expected to be finished by end of day on June 4th. Once they have completed their work, work will resume on completing the widening, construction of the sidewalk and landscaping between the road and sidewalk.