Project update

Construction on this project is now complete. All deficiencies have been addressed in the summer of 2022, which included milling and overlay of the existing roadway.

Thank you for your patience during the construction process. 

Last modified: April 25, 2023, 2:25 p.m.
Township Road 550 on a summer day

Township Road 550 will be upgraded between Range Road 220 (north) to Highway 830. The Township Road 550 upgrades will help provide a safe and sustainable roadway to help support growth.

The original road is 7.0m wide, has no shoulders and has steep slide slopes. These characteristics make it difficult for vehicles to pass each other, and the steep side slopes add collision severity risk for vehicles leaving the roadway.

Upgrades include:

  • Constructing 1 metre wide shoulders on the existing roadway
  • Improving the roadway asphalt surfacing
  • Providing gentler ditch side slopes
  • Intersection improvements will be constructed at Range Road 221 (south) and Highway 830/Township Road 550 intersection will be converted into a four-way stop.

Project history

In May 2020, tree clearing was completed throughout the project limits. Starting end of July 2020, road construction will begin. the road construction work was awarded to G & J Construction Group LP, who will be the Prime Contractor for this project.

In November 2020, the project was winterized and the road was reopened to 80km/hr speed limit. Most of the project work has been completed except for the new asphalt. The intersection of Highway 830/township Road 550 was converted to a four-way stop on October 28, 2020.

Paving on Township Road 550 was resumed in spring 2021. The project was fully completed in the fall of 2021. Deficiencies were addressed in the summer of 2022, which included milling and overlay of the existing roadway.

Map of construction area. (1.9 MB)

Project timeline

This project is complete with deficiencies.

Project phases are planning, design, construction and completed. Currently in design phase.


  • March 13, 2019: resident open house to learn more about the project and the proposed upgrades and construction impacts.
  • Spring 2019: finalize roadway design, complete land acquisition, and obtain utility agreements.
  • Spring 2020: tree clearing and site preparation
  • Summer 2020: road construction
  • November 2020 - May 2021: winterized site
  • May 2021: resume road construction
  • October 2021: Completion of construction
  • Summer 2022: Completion of deficiency work

Traffic Impacts

During road construction, there will be significant traffic delays and disruptions. Please adhere to all traffic and construction signage.

Project contacts:

Transportation Engineering and Operations
Phone: 780-417-7100

Emergency contact:
G & J Construction Group
(Prime Contractor)

Consultant contact:
Ryan Betker, Project Manager
McEhanney Consulting Services Ltd.

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Last updated: Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Page ID: 50414