Construction projects underway


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July 31, 2015 8:15 AM

On Aug. 4 the 2015 Water and Sewer Main Replacement Program is expected to begin.

The approximately $2 million project was approved by Lloydminster city council at its June 22 meeting and is intended to upgrade and extend the life of the city’s underground infrastructure.

The maintenance work is taking place along 50 Street from 48 Avenue to 49 Avenue and along 48A Avenue north of 50 Street. The work, which consists of water, sanitary and storm main replacement, is expected to be completed before the end of construction season.

Residents and businesses in the area affected by the construction will be notified by the city if any work is being done in their neighbourhood. Signs will also be posted near the affected streets and intersections. The city is also advising motorists that reduced traffic lanes, detours, barriers and temporary road closures will be in effect pending the stage of construction at key streets and intersections.

Underground infrastructure in Lloydminster is evaluated each year and prioritized for upgrades.

Also commencing on Aug. 4 are street repairs and improvements along 39 Street traffic calming route from 66 to 70 Avenue. The repairs includes concrete work, asphalt repairs and line painting.

The repairs will require the removal of the speed tables that had been installed as part of the city’s traffic calming measures in the area. The city will continue to consult with residents who live adjacent to the shortcutting route before finalizing plans to potentially install permanent speed tables.

After the 39 Street repairs are complete, curb bump-outs, which narrow the road, will be constructed on 65 Avenue north of 36 Street, 39 Street in front of Holy Rosary High School and at the intersection of 66 Avenue and 39 Street.

The 39 Street repairs are expected to be complete by Aug. 28, while construction of the curb bump-outs is expected to be finished by mid-September.

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