2020 Construction Projects

Find out what construction projects are scheduled locally throughout 2020. Please click on the project name below you want additional information on:

49th Avenue Reconstruction

DescriptionThe 49 Avenue Reconstruction was mostly completed on November 15, 2019. Landscaping work and the final lift of asphalt will be completed in the Spring of 2020. There is also some more concrete work to be done in front of the Associate Clinic.
This reconstruction project included repairs to water, stormwater and sanitary lines that were nearing failure. The road itself has been completely rebuilt from the base including the asphalt, concrete curb and gutters and sidewalks. There was also a boulevard added to the north side of the roadway.
The surface work for this project was completed through a local improvement tax. The petition period for the local improvement ended on May 17, 2019.
Location(s)49th Avenue between 52nd Street & 53rd Street
Estimated Start DateTBD
Estimated Completion DateSpring 2020
Contractor/ConsultantContractor: PSA Construction Inc.
Consultant: McElhanney Consulting services
Road ClosuresN/A
Temporary Utility ShutdownsN/A
Other Information

62nd Street Ditches

DescriptionA low impact development system will be installed in the ditches in 2020.
Location(s)62nd Street, 49th Avenue, and Evergreen Close
Estimated Start DateTBD
Estimated Completion DateTBD
Contractor/ConsultantContractor: Seven M Construction Ltd.
Consultant: Invistec Consulting Ltd.
Road ClosuresTBD
Temporary Utility ShutdownsNone Anticipated
Current Condition
  • The drainage ditch is designed to flow to the north. There is very little elevation difference between the south and north. The maximum grade that could be achieved is 0.3%. Typically the minimum grade for a grass ditch is 0.75%.
  • The City was told that geo fabric was placed all the way across the ditch when the road was built. If this is the case, the fabric could be preventing water from infiltrating into the ground.
  • Culverts on the north portion of 62nd street were not placed at proper grade and are causing water pooling.
  • The ditch has sediment build up in various locations.
Selected Vegetation

Click here to see proposed photos of what the ditch will look like once the work is completed.
Prairie Cascade Weeping Willow
Willow Shrub

Trembling Aspen
Dogwood



Siberian Iris
Ribbon Grass

Bull Rush
Willow trees and shrubs have been selected based on their ability to thrive in saturated conditions and absorb large quantities of water.

Trembling Aspen and Dogwood have been selected due to them being thirsty plants. They are also native to the parkland ecosystem which means they are low maintenance and adaptable to both the wet and dry conditions within our climate.

Siberian Iris and Ribbon Grass were selected based on their ability to thrive in saturated conditions and their distinct ornamental features.

Bull Rush was chosen based on their ability to absorb water as well as their ability to remove pollutants and heavy metals from water. Bull Rush are one of the best natural filters in the parkland ecosystem.

CCTV

DescriptionThis project completes the cleaning and video camera inspections of underground storm and sanitary infrastructure to identify issues to complete future repairs throughout the City of Wetaskiwin.
Location(s)Various locations throughout the City; more details will be provided as it becomes available.
Estimated Start DateTBD
Estimated Completion DateTBD
ContractorTBD 
Road ClosuresNo road closures. However, there will be various construction and/or work zones as required.
Temporary Utility ShutdownsNone
Other Information

40 Ave & 53 St Traffic Signals

DescriptionThis project will remove and replace the existing traffic signals at 40 Ave & 53 St.
Location(s)40 Avenue & 53 Street Intersection
Estimated Start DateTBD
Estimated Completion DateTBD
ContractorTBD 
Road ClosuresPossible lane closure during construction - information will be posted prior to construction.
Temporary Utility ShutdownsYes, information will be posted prior to construction.
Other Information

Sidewalk Program

DescriptionThis project will allow for replacement of sidewalks throughout the City of Wetaskiwin. This years program also includes decorative concrete work at the new peace cairn location. 
Location(s)Various locations throughout the City; more details will be provided as it becomes available.
Estimated Start DateTBD
Estimated Completion DateTBD
ContractorTBD - Tender is currently open. Click here to visit our Tender & RFP’s website for more information.
Road ClosuresNo road closures. However, there will be various construction and/or work zones as required.
Temporary Utility ShutdownsNone
Other Information

Rose Country Inn Site Cleanup

DescriptionCleanup of the Rose Country Inn Site
Location(s)50 Street and 49 Avenue
Estimated Start DateMarch 3, 2020
Estimated Completion DateMarch 24, 2020
ContractorRevlyn Demolition & Recycling Ltd.
Road Closures49 Avenue adjacent to work site. 30 meter buffer zone is required for hazmat buffering.
Temporary Utility ShutdownsNone
Other Information

The contractor must adhere to strict guidelines to ensure the health and safety of the clean-up crew and the general public while removing the debris since it does contain asbestos.

We’ve heard your health concerns related to the confirmed asbestos at the site, and would like to share the following information:
- The site is outside, which offers solution by dilution. The concentration of asbestos that the general public was exposed to due to the outdoor location is very low.
- Water weighs down the asbestos fibres, preventing them from spreading in the air and potentially being inhaled by the general public. Wetaskiwin Fire Services did a fantastic job of fire suppression throughout and following the fire, which weighed down any lingering fibres. The wet summer we experienced this year also assisted in containing any fibres.
- The fencing around the debris prevents people from disturbing the contents, which could cause asbestos particles to be released into the air.
Again, the contractor is required to clean up the site in a way that will not threaten the health of the general public.