Highway 779 Construction Update July 24

Posted On Friday July 24, 2020

The Town has been informed by Alberta Transportation (AT) that the service road between 53 Avenue and 55 Avenue has been closed for removal as part of the Highway 779 project. The asphalt and sidewalk have been removed and excavation for construction of the road base has begun. As a result, the outside southbound lane is closed from 49 Avenue to 57 Avenue. Pouring of the concrete curb and gutter between the Servus Credit Union access to 52 Avenue is scheduled for Saturday, July 25. Paving of the second lift of asphalt on the southbound lanes between Willow Park Road North and 57 Avenue is planned for Tuesday, July 28. To accommodate construction, southbound traffic will be moved to the northbound lanes through this area, with one lane of traffic in each direction for the duration of the paving operations.

Paving of the 50 Avenue intersection and a leveling course of asphalt from 49 Avenue to 52 Avenue is scheduled for Wednesday, July 29. Southbound traffic will be moved to the northbound lanes through this area, with one lane of traffic in each direction for the duration. The 50 Avenue intersection will be reopened by the end of day Wednesday, July 29.

Work has also started on the access road from Willow Park Road North to the John Paul II Catholic School parking lot. The road subgrade has been constructed and the granular base will be constructed over the next few days.

ATCO Gas has finished relocation of the gas main and services on the east side of 48 Street and all back lanes are now open to traffic. Weather has delayed work in the back lanes on the west side of 48 Street, but ATCO is aiming to be finished relocating the gas main and services and have all back lanes on the west side reopened to traffic early next week.