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;
  • Upgrading 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.

 

TransMountain Pipeline

Construction of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project will commence in a series of phased activities along the pipeline right-of-way from September 2019 to March 2020. Visit TransMountain.com for more information. 

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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, October 17, 2019

Trails in Rotary Park are set to be paved within the next week. If you are visiting the park, please watch for crews and keep away from the construction zone. 
Pond reconstruction, park maintenance and Black Knot removal is also set to begin in Shikaoi Park on October 21. The current pond is leaking and in need of repair. When finished, the pond will include new waterfall features. Maintenance work should be completed in approximately 3 weeks, weather permitting. During...

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Posted On Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Paving and line painting has been completed to 52 Avenue and the rest of 50 Street will be paved next week. Concrete sandblasting work continues and benches are now being installed. Soil cells have been installed and the east side sidewalk is poured. Next we will see the pouring of concrete planters and prepping the base for the west sidewalk. Trees will be planted in the Spring. All construction is weather dependent.

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Posted On Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Council was given an update on the Highway 779 rehabilitation project at Monday (Oct. 7 th ) night’s Governance and Priorities meeting. A representative with Alberta Transportation (AT), Jeff Zhang, announced the two year project is 70% complete, and will be going into a third year.  Construction on Hwy 779 is in its second year, and is now projected to finish in the fall of 2020. 
When asked by Council why the project is delayed, Zhang responded by saying,...

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Posted On Thursday, October 03, 2019

Paving starts today on Downtown Redevelopment! If the weather cooperates, sidewalks are next, and scheduled for this weekend. Crews are working hard to open the road for October 31 st .

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Posted On Friday, September 27, 2019

DTRAll the underground work for the Downtown Redevelopment Phase II and III project is done! Now the exciting above ground work can begin. Up next, is paving. If the weather cooperates, then we should be seeing the paving trucks doing their thing next week. Following that, sidewalks are scheduled. Again, if the weather cooperates, this should happen around Oct 5 th . At that point, we’ll start seeing the concrete work for the planters and benches. It will really start to...
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