Meadowview Drive – reconstruction and surfacing

Category
Roads

Project Highlights

This project involves the reconstruction and surfacing of Meadowview Drive from Highway 44 to Range Road 263A as well as from Range Road 261A to the St. Albert boundary.

Phase 2 of the Meadowview Drive project will complete the remainder of the rehabilitation started in 2021, by improving both eastern and western limits on Meadowview Drive.

The project includes:​

  • Asphalt removal​
  • Earthworks and grading​
  • Base and paving​
  • Rebuilding existing residential/farm approaches​
  • Ditch rehabilitation/cleaning

The traffic accommodation plan will be done to ensure that one lane is always open during the work hours, as well as providing access to residences throughout the project. Residents will be notified in advance if their access will be blocked.

Residents will be provided with a contact number in case there are any concerns.

Location

Project Updates

  • September 6, 2022

    The grading work is in progress on the east stretch of the project (Phase 2).

  • August 29, 2022

    Phase 1 construction is done. Phase 2 subgrade work is now underway.

  • August 22, 2022

    Seeding that is part of Phase 1 is now done. Subgrade work that is part of Phase 2 is underway.

  • July 11, 2022

    The second lift of asphalt started on Monday. The plan is to complete the main alignment with the approaches to be finished later.

  • August 15, 2022

    Identifying utility locations for Phase 2 is underway, along with tree clearing. Subgrade excavation on the east section is in progress.

  • July 18, 2022

    Phase 1 paving and line painting is complete. Phase 2 utility relocation and tree clearing are in progress.

Background

Meadowview Drive is a 2-lane rural arterial road passing between Highway 44 in Sturgeon County and Ray Gibbon Drive in the City of St. Albert. ​
It was constructed as part of the original range road system in the early part of the last century. ​ The road has a clay and tree base with minimal ditches and drainage culverts. ​The existing cross-section of the road does not meet the General Municipal Servicing Standards (GMSS) for Asphalt Concrete Pavement.
Development has happened near the road right-of-way (some as close as 6 m), limiting cross section improvement options.​
Land acquisition is in progress to improve the road cross section per GMSS​.