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Sturgeon County boosts spending on roads and drainage projects by $4.4 million

More projects planned, more opportunities to have your say on road work in 2021

More projects planned, more opportunities to have your say on road work in 2021

Sturgeon County’s roads are getting better.

On April 27, Sturgeon County Council approved an additional $4.4 million to repair, reconstruct and maintain several local roadways and address a number of key drainage issues.    

With these 27 new road rehabilitation, drainage, engineering and pavement preservation projects approved by Council, the total transportation funding in 2021 is now approximately $50 million.

“Safe and reliable roads are a priority in every part of Sturgeon County,” said Sturgeon County Mayor Alanna Hnatiw. “We are fortunate to be in a position to fund this new work and adding these much-needed projects now makes sense as we can better prioritize, manage and budget for infrastructure development and maintenance, which saves the County money in the long run.”

New projects for the 2021 construction season include:

  • A bridge replacement at 54227, Range Road 263
  • Drainage Projects in the Township Road 555A area and subdivisions in Sturgeon Valley
  • Rehabilitation of a portion of Meadowview Drive
  • Additional work on the previously approved Range Road 254 capital project
  • Enhanced engineering reports for nine additional projects in 2022
  • Pavement preservation treatments in six locations across the County
  • Thin-lift overlays in seven locations across the County

In Budget 2021, Sturgeon County invested more than $45 million to build, improve, and maintain local roads and bridges. The additional funds approved at Tuesday’s Council meeting will be allocated from the Road Network Reserve and Drainage Reserve fund.

Sturgeon residents and business can have their say on the upcoming road projects through online information sessions that will be promoted on Sturgeon County’s website, signage throughout the County, and through the local media. Physical letters highlighting projects and engagement opportunities are also sent directly to residents and businesses most affected by upcoming construction.  

To find out more about upcoming open houses, to report a road concern, or find out more about current and upcoming road work and closures, visit  sturgeoncounty.ca/Roads or download the new mobile app at sturgeoncounty.ca/App.

Media inquiries

Rhonda Linklater
Communications Officer
587-224-8360
rlinklater@sturgeoncounty.ca

 

 2021 Additional Infrastructure Projects

Bridge Project

Division

Emergency Bridge Replacement - 54227 RR263 Culvert Washout

3

 

Drainage Projects

Division

Backlot Drainage Improvement Project

2

Township Road 555 A Drainage Project

6

 

Rehabilitation / Reconstruction Projects

Division

Meadowview Drive Rehabilitation Project

3

Range Road 254 an extra 100m extend the south limit (Paving Project)

4

 

Project Engineering Enhancement
Accelerated engineering enhances the County’s ability to efficiently deliver projects, providing more accurate cost forecasts during budget deliberations, and allows the County to take advantage of early season procurement opportunities.

 

Engineering

Division

Township Road 564 – Goose Hummock to Range Road 231

5

Cardiff Park Road Rehabilitation (1.9km)

2

ProNorth Subdivision Roads

3

Range Road 244 Drainage Project

Multi

Feasibility Sturgeon Industrial Park Drainage

1

Range Road 234 Drainage Project

1

Range Road 233 Drainage Project (1.6km)

1

Range Road 252 Between Bellerose Drive and Coal Mine Road

2

Range Road 251 Realignment

5

 

Pavement Preservation
Pavement preservation methodologies (which include surface treatments and thin lift overlays), extend the useful life of roadways by sealing the wearing surface and providing additional structure thereby prolonging the useful life of pavement assets.

Surface Treatment

Division

Dreamnook Estates Subdivision 13,300 m2

5

Sunny Side Road (north 5 miles)

1

Cardiff Echoes 3.8 kms internal roads

2

Estate Way Drive 1.6 kms, from Starkey Road to River Lane

2

Old Highway 2, north of Morinville 5 kms, to Township Road 564

5

Heartland Drive – 8 kms, Opal Road to Highway 38

6

Thin Lift Overlay

Division

Vista Road Pavement Preservation

6

Benjamin Road from Hewett Drive North - 1.8km

5

Viscount Drive from Sturgeon Road to Viscount Crescent - 0.5km

1

Viscount Crescent - 0.5km

1

Sturgeon View Crescent from Township Road 542A - 1.1km

2

Township Rd 554 From Highway 28 to Grandview Heights -2.3km

5

Sturgeon Road East from Sturgeon Road to Highway 28 - .1km

1

 

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