Highway 779 Construction Update, April 30

Posted On Friday April 30, 2021

Alberta Transportation (AT) has informed the Town construction operations will resume on 48 Street (Hwy 779) on Monday, May 3. Lane closures will be put in place on the outside lanes of 48 Street between 49 Ave and Willow Park Road North starting Monday morning. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction on the two inside lanes from 49 Avenue to 55 Avenue to accommodate removal of the sidewalk and curb and gutter on the east side as well as construction of the multi-use trail on the west side. The traffic will then be shifted to the two outside lanes at 55 Avenue to accommodate the construction of the medians between Willow Park Road North and 55 Avenue.

Work will also begin on the widening of the east leg of 49 Avenue and the removal of the sidewalk and curb and gutter along the east side of 48 Street on Monday, May 3. Crews will start at the east limits of construction on 49 Avenue and work west towards 48 Street and then south down 48 Street towards 55 Avenue. All residential driveways along the east side of 48 Street will be permanently closed and removed to the road right-of-way limits as part of this work. Access will be maintained to all businesses along 48 Street at all times.

Crews will be on site early the week of May 3 to finish placing granular base course on the multi-use trail between 55 Avenue and 53 Avenue and to prepare for paving.