The final phase of construction is underway, with the contractor completing milling and paving work.
Access to Broadmoor Golf Course, Randy Rosen Rink, Shell Arena, Kinsmen Leisure Centre will be maintained during construction, but some daytime delays can be expected.
As part of the annual Residential Road Rehabilitation program, Strathcona County will be making improvements to Oak Street (Vic Bidzinski Way), between Beauvista Drive and the Kinsmen Leisure Centre.
Access to facilities along Oak Street will be maintained during construction, but occasional detours and night time closures will be required.
Construction is expected to start in July 2023 and will occur in two phases:
- Phase 1) Spot concrete replacement
- Phase 2) Asphalt road improvements
Residences along Oak Street will receive additional information before construction starts about what to expect, along with estimated start dates.
Traffic calming features will be added
During construction, four raised crosswalks and one speed hump will be added to address speeding concerns, reduce short-cutting and support pedestrian safety. Raised crosswalks create an elevated walking surface that improves visibility of pedestrians and encourages drivers to slow down.
The County evaluates and upgrades pedestrian crossings in or near playgrounds, schools and pedestrian corridors in accordance with the Neighbourhood Traffic Safety Action Plan and the Traffic Calming Policy. These are planned during scheduled rehabilitation.
Creating a more pedestrian friendly road to support the safe walkability in the area aligns with the Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) for Centre in the Park (CITP), which involved an extensive public engagement process.
Phase 1 - Concrete replacement
During this phase, select portions of the sidewalk, curb and gutter will be marked and then replaced. In most cases, not all sidewalks will be replaced. Project Managers will evaluate the condition of the concrete and only replace deficient sections.
Concrete replacement process:
- Removal of existing concrete and sod
- Construction of base and forming for new concrete
- Pouring new concrete
- Replacement of topsoil and sod
The contractor will replace the sod behind the new concrete that has been poured and is responsible for watering the sod until it has taken. Homeowners are also
Phase 2 - Asphalt road improvements
Asphalt (road) improvements will begin approximately one to two weeks after Phase 1 has been completed. During this phase, the entire project limits from west of Beauvista Drive to south of Kinsmen Leisure Centre will be milled and resurfaced with a new asphalt surface throughout.
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Please note: Weather can cause unexpected delays. Although we strive to maintain schedules, timeline changes may be required.
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