Grant MacEwan Boulevard Widening
|Funding Support:||Offsite Levies|
|Timeline:||April - September, 2021|
|Questions about this project?||Project Manager: Blair Martin
|Questions about construction in general?||FAQs|
Grant MacEwan Boulevard will be widened from a two-lane rural road to a four-lane urban standard between 50th Avenue and 100 meters south of Black Gold Drive.
This will ensure it can safely accommodate current and future traffic levels, improve traffic flow and ease traffic congestion, while supporting the continuous growth of our community.
- Power is being moved underground, at which time the existing power poles will be removed.
- Due to the size of the right of way, some of the existing trees within the boulevard will need to be removed prior to construction. These trees will be replaced on a 1-to-1 basis in other areas of the City, reducing the environmental impact that losing these trees would otherwise have.
- The project will also include noise attenuating fence along the east property line between 50 Avenue and Black Gold Drive to reduce the impact of long-term projected increases in traffic to within the City of Leduc guidelines.
- Throughout a majority of the construction, two lane traffic will be maintained to minimize disruption.
- View project sketch
A public open house (both virtual and in-person) was held in fall 2020 for residents to learn more about this project.
|Sept. 28, 2021||On-time||Concrete and base lift of asphalt is complete. Top lift of asphalt is anticipated next week, followed by line painting. Fencing is mostly complete, and landscaping is ongoing.|
|Sept. 3, 2021||On-time||Concrete is complete, and paving is anticipated for early next week. Fence post installation is ongoing.|
|August 26, 2021||On-time||Concrete is being poured on the west side, with paving anticipated for mid-September. Work on the new fence has begun on the east side.|
|August 12, 2021||On-time||Widening work on the west side is ongoing, and fencing on the east side is expected to begin the week of August 23.|
|July 29, 2021||On-time||All roadwork on the east side is complete, and widening is being done on the west side. Fencing is still anticipated for mid-August.|
|July 16, 2021||On-time||Concrete is being poured on the east side of Grant MacEwan Boulevard, south of Black Gold Drive, with roadwork expected to be complete on that portion by the end of next week. Grading on the west side will begin on Monday (July 19).|
|July 10, 2021||On-time||Underground work is complete south of Black Gold Drive on the east side, and roadwork will begin on July 12. Streetlights are complete on the east side north of Black Gold Drive. Grading will begin on July 12 on the west side of Grant MacEwan Boulevard.|
|July 2, 2021||On-time||Underground work is ongoing. Base and concrete work will begin on the east side of Grant MacEwan, south of Black Gold Drive, on Wednesday. Fortis will be installing streetlights along the east side, north of Black Gold Drive, throughout the upcoming week.|
|June 25, 2021||On-time||Underground work continues with a planned closure next week (Monday to Thursday) between Black Gold Drive and Windrose Drive for evening work (7 p.m. to 6 a.m.)|
|June 18, 2021||On-time||Asphalt has been placed on east lane north of Black Gold Drive and the underground work is ongoing south of Black Gold Drive.|
|June 11, 2021||On-time||Curbs along Grant MacEwan north of Black Gold Drive have been poured and paving is planned for early next week. Underground installation is ongoing south of Black Gold Drive.|
|June 3, 2021||On-time||Contractor is pouring concrete curbs along the east widening this weekend (June 4-6) north of Black Gold Drive, with paving of bottom lift of asphalt scheduled for next week.|
|May 27, 2021||On-time||Underground utility work is ongoing on the west side; road is being constructed on the east side. An overnight closure (7 p.m. - 6 a.m.) is tentatively scheduled for May 31 between West Haven Drive and Black Gold Drive. Lefthand turns will no longer be permitted at West Haven Drive for northbound and eastbound traffic.|
|May 14, 2021||On-time||The contractor is working on the east side widening. Underground work will be ongoing for the next two weeks. Overnight road closures to facilitate work are tentatively planned for the nights of May 18 & 19. Signage will be put out in advance.|
|May 6, 2021||On-time||Traffic changes have been put in place. Widening work has begun on the east side, with underground install scheduled for next week. There may be one overnight road closure in the next week to assist in the underground install. Notices will be delivered to impacted residents prior to any road closures or night work.|
|Apr. 29, 2021||On-time /
partial delay (fence)
|Tree removal is complete, and tree protection has been placed around remaining trees. Sawcutting the edge of existing asphalt has begun, and traffic accommodations will be set up within the next week ahead of stripping the organics (e.g. grass) off along the right of way. Due to material supply issues, the fence on the east side of Grant MacEwan is delayed; updates will be provided when available. Notices have been delivered to residents in the surrounding area regarding upcoming traffic changes.|
|Apr. 9, 2021||On-time||
Fortis work is complete, as power is now underground and overhead poles have been removed. In the next few days, trees that are affected by the new road alignment will be removed (replacement trees are being planted on 38th Ave), and it is anticipated that fencing work on the east side will begin in early May prior to road construction.