Construction

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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 2021 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. 

The anticipated start date is July 15, 2019, and a targeted completion date of October 18, 2019.

2019 Updates

CN Twinning

Canadian National Railway completed sections of new track in 2018 across Canada including five sections of double track along CN's mainline within Stony Plain.

2018 Updates 2019 Updates

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 focuses on the replacement of aging infrastructure in our downtown core. Planned for completion in 2020, the upgrade will also enhance our historic downtown for residents, businesses, and visitors.

The following aspects are included in the project:

  • Full replacement of infrastructure including water, sanitary and storm pipes.
  • Bulb-outs at intersections to lessen pedestrian crossing distances. Bulb-outs will also create small pedestrian gathering pockets; will allow for further planting enhancements, seating, and other street furniture; and help animate those spaces to make them enjoyable areas for pedestrians to spend their time. These locations will also serve as focal opportunities for art and sculptures.
  • Stamped and coloured asphalt StreetBond crossings will be more noticeable to drivers and make crossings safer for the pedestrians.
  • Drop down curb ramps will be incorporated at crossings and handicap parking stalls to support wheelchair accessibility and promote universal accessibility.
  • Wide sidewalks will be enhanced with coloured and sandblasted concrete patterns. Well-defined pedestrian and street furniture zones will maximize the pedestrian realm.
  • Furniture Zones will include: 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.
  • To sustain the trees long-term, soil cells will be incorporated into the drainage design to fit within the sidewalk.
  • Lit bollards will further help indicate the pedestrian realm and protect from vehicles parking along the road. The illumination will also add interest and aesthetics during the night and winter months.
  • An upgrade to LED light bulbs will be incorporated into the electrical design for all proposed street lights and bollards.
  • Avenues will be transformed up to the alleyways to tie into bike corridors and differentiate the downtown core from the surrounding residential areas.
  • A roundabout has been designed at 50th Street and 51st Ave to conform to standard vehicle turning radius. This will be the focal point of the downtown, and a designated area for festivals and events.
  • The roundabout will support future placement of removable gazebos, art, and/or the Town Christmas tree, which will animate the space.
  • 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

Some finishing work will be completed in 2019.

2018 Updates

Phase III

In 2019, Downtown Redevelopment Phase III will continue the work on replacement of aging infrastructure and enhancement of our downtown core. The work will involve the section of Main (50) Street between 52 and 51 Avenues. View the 2019 Downtown Redevelopment News Release or view the fly through video of the project.

View the 2019 Construction Notice and subscribe to this page for updates.

2019 Updates 2019 Parking Map

 

Phase IV

The final phase of Downtown Redevelopment is scheduled for 2020. This portion will complete the underground infrastructure replacement work on Main (50) Street between 51 and 50 Avenues. A roundabout will be installed at 50 Street and 51 Avenue. This will be the focal point of the downtown, and a designated area for festivals and events.

Email the Downtown Redevelopment Project

Heritage Park Entrance

This year the Town will be paving 41 Avenue in front of Heritage Park. Construction is expected to last two weeks and will be started in June.

2019 Updates

JPII Access Road

This is a joint project between the Town and Alberta Transportation to build a new access to St. John Paul II School from Willow Park Road.

2019 Updates

Provincial Highways

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

628

Alberta Transportation completed resurfacing in 2018.

2018 Updates

779

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

The project includes:

Year 1- Town South Boundary Limits to 55th Ave

This portion of the project includes:

  • Grading and widening south of Hwy 628;
  • Construction of a storm water management pond on lands on the west side of Hwy 779 across from St John Paul II School;
  • Widening with raised divided concrete median from Willow Park Road (north) to 55th Ave;
  • Development of two undivided lanes with dedicated turn lanes from the Willow Park Road (north) intersection to Hwy 628.

Year 2- 55th Ave to 47th Ave

This portion of the project includes:

  • Grading and widening;
  • Enhanced pedestrian crossings with possible relocations;
  • Updrading and paving of three rear alleys north of 55 Ave;
  • Landscaping;
  • Widening with raised divided concreate median from 55th Ave to 47th Ave;
  • Realigning of 52nd Ave.

2018 Updates 2019 Updates

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

Rotary Park Entrance

This year the Town will be paving the entrance to Rotary Park on 49 Street. The contruction will see the addition of a second right hand lane in to the business area and is expected to commence in June. The project should last approximately two weeks.

2019 Updates Notice of Construction

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

 

Veterans Boulevard

This two-year construction project was completed in 2018. In 2017, the first portion of the road from Highway 16A to 44 Avenue was completed. The new road now has four lanes to Fairway Drive and two lanes to Secondary Highway 628. New walking trails have been added along the roadway.

By fully paving Veterans Boulevard, the Town is fulfilling its commitment to the ‘complete streets' philosophy. The new roadway will increase the Town's north-to-south interconnectivity, prepare the community for future developments east of Veterans Boulevard and improve access to the rest of Town.

2017 and 2018 Updates 2019 Updates

Posted On Thursday, August 22, 2019

mapThe detour for the Highway 779 Road Closure from Highway 628 to Willow Park Road (south entrance) is now in effect.
Willow Park Road is a residential area and not part of the detour route. Local Traffic Only signs are posted in the construction zone. Local traffic only includes Willow Park residents.
All other traffic including residents from Westerra and Genesis should detour via Golf Course Road. Do not use Willow Park Road/Willow Way to detour the construction zone.

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Posted On Tuesday, August 20, 2019

CN has notified the Town of Stony Plain of the following rail crossing closures:
Thursday, August 22, 2019 – 50 Street: 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Friday, August 23, 2019 – 48 Street: 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 
During the closures, crews will remove existing hardwood panels, surface to match top of rail on North Track and re-install existing hardwood panels and pave approaches. Paving will be completed immediately after track work is complete. Please use...

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Posted On Monday, August 19, 2019

RCAlberta Transportation (AT) has informed the Town that they will be closing Provincial Hwy 779 (48 Street) between Hwy 628 (79 Avenue) and Willow Park Road (South entrance) for approximately three weeks, beginning Tuesday, August 20.
Traffic will be detoured East on Hwy 628 to Golf Course Road, North on Golf Course Road to 49 Avenue and then West on 49 Avenue back to Hwy 779. To ensure safety, access to Willow Way and Willow Park Road (North and South entrances) will be restricted...

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Posted On Friday, August 16, 2019

Map2Main Street, from 54 Avenue to 53 Avenue, will be closed for night paving on Monday, August 19. The closure will begin at 7:00 p.m. and continue until the final lift is complete. The road will reopen on Tuesday morning.
Beginning August 22, there will be temporary road closures surrounding the construction area for the pouring and curing of concrete crosswalks. During each pour, the road will be blocked off to ensure the concrete has sufficient time to dry. Detours will be...

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Posted On Friday, August 16, 2019

Map1The temporary path from the Willow Park Subdivision to St. John Paul II School is permanently closed for construction of the new access road. Upon completion, new sidewalks will be available for family and student use. During construction, access to the school is available via the Willow Park Natural Area and the Town of Stony Plain trail system. The trail system provides safe entry to the schoolyard away from the construction zone.

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