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Jul 13

Another 48 Avenue Bridge Project Update

Posted to 48 Ave Bridge Replacement Project by Ashton Ford

Another on-site meeting was held on July 12th between AMEC, PSA, and the City.

PSA informed the City that the east side of the project is nearly ready for Border Paving to take over. Once Border Paving starts working on site, they will begin building the roadway base, the curbs, sidewalks and the actual roadway. The retaining wall adjacent to the Wild Rose Co-op staff parking lot is almost finished, all asphalt has been removed, and the roadway has been built up to its new elevation.

On the bridge itself, the approaching concrete slabs were poured on the evening of July 9th, and the grouting between the girders will be completed within a few days.

On the west side of the bridge, progress continues to be made with removing the old asphalt. Once Border Paving has begun their work on the east side, PSA can focus more on completing the west side as well. PSA also explained their plans to remove the sediment curtains seen in Mirror Lake within a week or two, as work on the banks of the lake come to a close.

During the meeting, there was also a discussion on the possibility of expanding PSA’s scope of work to include some additional sidewalk and road upgrades. If this were to happen, there may be a slight delay to when the project is complete (about one additional week), but should not substantially affect the overall budget.

Overall, the City is pleased with how the various detour routes are functioning. We are aware of some operational challenges that do exist on a few of the detour routes, and the City is seriously reviewing the current traffic accommodation plan to see what changes could be made to further improve the safety and traffic operations. As part of that review, the City is investigating ways to better route large trucks and non-local traffic around Camrose using the outer bypass route (Camrose Drive and 68 Street).

The City would again, like to thank everyone for their patience and cooperation during this project. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Engineering Department at 780-672-4428 or at engineer@camrose.ca.


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July 10 – PSA installing a new culvert which will help improve drainage near the walking trail on the north side of 48 Avenue.

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July 12 – PSA crews continue sealing between the concrete girders on the new bridge.

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Jun 08

Day 2 of Aquatic Centre Renovation

Posted to Aquatic Centre Renos by Website Administrator

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Jul 07

Blue Dot Declaration Update Report - December 19, 2016

Posted to Blue Dot Movement by Website Administrator

On October 5th 2015, the City of Camrose approved the “Right to a Healthy Environment” Declaration. Camrose was the first City in Alberta to make such a declaration. The following lists various projects and actions taken by the City of Camrose related to the creation and maintenance of a healthy environment.
  • Energy Conservation – The Encana Arena Solar Power Project involved the installation of a 1,053,000 Watt solar power system, representing the second largest rooftop installation in Canada.
  • Energy Conservation – LED Streetlight Conversion – A contract was signed with Fortis for the replacement of City streetlights in 2017. We expect to replace 2,203 streetlights with low energy, dark-sky friendly LEDs in quarter three of 2017.
  • Water Protection – The Source Water Protection Plan, approved by both the City and the County of Camrose, will help protect the Battle River Watershed.
  • Water Protection – The Waste Water Treatment Project progressed with the selection of an upgrade technology to enhance the performance of our waster water treatment process.
  • Water Conservation – The draft Water Shortage Response Plan was created and circulated with the various stakeholders.
  • Water Conservation – The Low Flow Toilet Rebate Program.
  • Air Quality – The updated Smoking Bylaw prohibits smoking in public parks.
  • Air Quality – The continuation of the Naturalization Program with associated reductions in mowing requirements.
  • Transportation – The Community Bus Pilot Project was initiated including a combination of a fixed route and a group booking service.
  • Transportation – Improved trail system through the approved future installation of the 48th Street Underpass along with progress on the CP Rail Underpass. Once complete, these two projects will allow uninterrupted walkability from the north side to the south side of our beautiful City.
  • Promotion of Healthy Local Foods – Community services has plans for the expansion of the Community Gardens in 2017. This project may include plots in other areas of the City.
  • Reduced Solid Waste – Implementation of the new composting totes.
  • Reduced Chemical Use / Recycling – The millings produced from the various road overlay projects were repurposed to replace frequently used gravel roads with basic paved roads. This reduces the amount of maintenance required and eliminates the need for dust control chemical on those sections of road.
  • Increased Density – The approval of the updated Land Use Bylaw with related housing density provisions. These included reduced parking stall requirements and supports mixed use zoning.