Council Approves Funding for St. John Paul II Catholic School Service Road

Posted On Monday January 28, 2019

During their meeting on January 28, Town of Stony Plain Council approved the use of $450,000 from deferred off site levies for the construction of a service road to the St. John Paul II Catholic School site.

“The wellbeing of pedestrians and drivers are some of Council’s key priorities,” says Mayor William Choy. “The construction of this service road is necessary to ensuring everyone gets to where they’re going safely and efficiently.”

The service road is required as a result of Alberta Transportation’s (AT) Highway 779 (48th Street) upgrade. During the project, AT will construct a median on 48th Street dividing north and southbound traffic. The median will prevent southbound vehicles from turning left into the school site. In order to accommodate traffic, a service road will be constructed from Willow Park Road to the school reserve lots.

“Because there is an urgent need for this road, the Town has made an agreement with the current developer and landowner to have it constructed as quickly as possible while keeping safety at the forefront,” says General Manager of Planning and Infrastructure Ian McKay. “The Town will facilitate the construction; however this project will be of no cost to the Town as a cost recovery agreement with the landowner is in place.”

“We have also committed to coordinate the construction of the new service road in line with their Highway 779 rehabilitation project.”

Watch the construction page at www.stonyplain.com for updates on this project’s progression.