January 23, 2012
Beaumont, AB – Winter construction has been completed on 50 Street (Twp. Rd. 510 to 41 Ave.) and the speed limit has been adjusted. Motorists are now permitted to travel 50km/h in and out of the divided roadway (for safety purposes) and 80 km/h within the divided section. The final phase of construction will resume in the spring with expected completion in the summer.
“I would once again like to thank residents for their cooperation during the construction of 50 Street,” says Mayor Camille Bérubé. “The adjustment in speed limit was made for the convenience of motorists during the winter months.”
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, in partnership with Alberta Transportation, 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