December 15, 2011
Beaumont, AB – The Town of Beaumont thanks motorists for obeying the 50km/h speed limit on 50 Street (Twp. Rd. 510 to 41 Ave.) during winter construction. Once winter construction is completed, after Christmas, the speed limit will be re-evaluated and adjusted to ensure safety. The final phase of construction will resume in the spring.
“I would like to thank residents for their cooperation during the construction of 50 Street. We ask everyone travelling on 50 Street to please follow the posted speed limits,” says Mayor Camille Bérubé. “Although we are able to drive on the four lanes, the roadway is not yet finished and is still under construction. Safety is the top priority until the roadway is complete in summer 2012,” says Mayor Bérubé.
Work on 50 Street to be completed during the winter construction phase includes:
• Grading of lands to the west of the roadway, causing truck traffic.
• Grading of shoulders.
• Relocating of utility lines.
• Clean up of temporary line markings.
“The 50 Street lanes currently have significant dips at the culvert crossings, and the line markings are temporary. Landscaping of ditches, completion of service roads, and paving of an additional lift are required to finalize the structure. Until those items are complete and the roadway is considered finished, it is not safe for the 80 km/h speed limit that the finished road will allow,” says Manager of Planning and Engineering, Corey Levasseur.
Over 18,000 vehicles travel on the north part of 50 Street (Township Road 510 to 41 Avenue) each day. Due to the demand caused by this volume of traffic, the Town of Beaumont is widening this section of 50 Street to a four-lane divided roadway. This widening will improve traffic flow and safety for residents of Beaumont and the Capital region.
For more information contact:
Communications / Grants Officer