Alberta Transportation (AT) has informed the Town that 50 Avenue will be closed at the 48 Street intersection beginning Monday, July 20 at 7:00AM to accommodate the widening of 48 Street (Highway 779). The closure is planned from the east Rexall Drugs access to the 48 Street intersection and is expected to remain in place for 7 to 10 days. Both accesses at Rexall Drugs will remain open during construction. Crews are also scheduled to close and begin removal of the service road on the west side of 48 Street between 53 Avenue and 55 Avenue on July 20, provided ATCO Gas has completed gas main relocation work in the back lanes. Notices have been sent to affected residences notifying them of the closure and advising them to remove any vehicles from their front driveways.

Widening construction continues on 48 Street from 49 Avenue to 53 Avenue. Residents can expect periodic closures of the outside southbound lanes over the next few weeks to accommodate construction. The 48 Street access to the east and west back lanes between 50 Avenue and 53 Avenue have been closed and will remain so until the first lift of asphalt has been placed.

ATCO Gas continues to work on relocating gas mains and services in the back lanes. Work in the laneways on the east side of 48 Street has been completed and the lanes reopened to traffic. The north and south back lane between 52 Avenue and 55 Avenue on the west side of 48 Street is expected to be completed and reopened by Monday, July 20. The east and west back lane on the south side of 53 Avenue is scheduled for completion by the end of July.

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