May 14, 2012
Beaumont, AB – Construction on 50 Street will begin this month, weather depending. The work will result in the final widening of the section of roadway from Township Road 510 north to 41 Avenue (City of Edmonton boundary) (Zone 4) as well as street improvements from Township Road 510 to south of 55 Avenue (KNRRC) (Zone 3), and Highway 625 north to 49 Avenue (Zone 1).
Preparations are currently being made to begin construction. Part of these preparations include the transplanting of 13 trees from the front of the KNRRC to Parc Juneau Park (4001 50 Street, see pictures attached).
“The improvements along 50 Street will benefit the residents of Beaumont and the Capital region greatly, with enhanced safety and traffic flow,” says Mayor Camille Bérubé. “We are looking forward to the improved roadway and once the work is completed the Town commits to completing the new landscaping.”
Below is some information on the construction of each section of 50 Street:
50 Street—Widening—Township Road 510 to 41 Avenue (Zone 4)
When: May through August 2012
Impact: The speed limit has been reduced to 50 km/h, within the divided section. For periods of time, traffic will be reduced to one lane, in each direction. Service road access will be maintained.
A road closure for Township Road 510 west of 50 Street for 150 meters is anticipated to occur from May 28 to June 6. Detours will be posted.
Construction Activities: Service road work, traffic signals at Twp. Rd. 510 and 50 St., final overlay completed, and line painting.
Landscaping: As part of the construction process, topsoil and seeding will occur in the road right-of-way.
Result: Four lane roadway with wider shoulders, and proper traffic signals.
50 Street—Street Improvement — Township Road 510 to south of 55 Avenue (KNRRC) (Zone 3)
When: May through October 2012
Impact: For periods of time lane limitations will occur, expect minor delays.
Construction Activities: Paving, traffic signal improvements, storm pond construction, underground utility, intersection improvements (Coloniale Way/Rue Montalet and 50 Street), turning lanes, and landscaping to be re-done.
Traffic signal upgrades at 55 Avenue and 50 Street, as well as signal installation between Sobeys and the Tim Hortons intersection. The pedestrian signal at the old Sobeys location will be moved to the new Sobeys location.
Landscaping: The Parc Coloniale Park playground structure will be reinstalled on the east side of the multiuse trail, by the end of May. Trees will be installed around the playground.
As part of the construction process, some landscaping changes will be required.
Result: Median improvements for visibility, safety, and adequate turning as well as traffic signal upgrades and turning lanes.
50 Street—Street Improvement —Highway 625 to 49 Avenue (Zone 1)
When: July through October 2012
Impact: Minor delays with possible detours and flag people during some construction phases.
Construction Activities: Paving, roadwork, traffic signal improvements, storm pond modifications, underground utility, intersection improvements, and landscaping.
Result: Four lane roadway with proper turning lanes.
Information on the 50 Street construction projects, and other construction projects, clidk to find interactive map.
For more information contact:
Communications / Grants Officer
Tree being transplanted to Parc Juneau Park from the KNRRC