Posted to 48 Ave Bridge Replacement Project by Melissa Henderson
November 14, 2017
Despite the recent winter conditions, work on the 48th
Avenue Bridge Replacement Project continues to proceed. On Friday November 10,
2017 the City, AMEC Foster Wheeler (the consultants), and PSA Construction (the
contractor) met on-site to discuss the remainder of Phase 1 of the project.
At the beginning of November, work on the project came to a
temporary halt as wet weather conditions caused Camrose County to implement
bans on heavy vehicles travelling on County roads. As a result, PSA
Construction’s trucking sub-contractor had to temporarily stop their gravel
hauling operations. However, the recent prolonged cold conditions have firmed
up the roads and trucking operations were able to resume.
Currently, PSA Construction is continuing to place rock fill
material in Mirror Lake to the Northwest of the bridge to accommodate for the
widened roadway. To allow for the
movement of large trucks in and out of the construction site, the roadway has
been reduced to one lane westbound through the 53rd Street
intersection. As well, the North sidewalk closure will be extended west to the
Mirror Lake Bridge walkway. This means that until further notice, no
pedestrians will be allowed to cross 48th Avenue at 53rd
Street. Pedestrians can cross between the North and South sidewalks at either
56th Street or 51st Street. The City and PSA Construction
would like to thank citizens for their continued patience and co-operation
during this time.
The contractor anticipates their work to be completed by the
end of November, signaling the end of Phase 1 of the project. Once construction shuts down for the winter
months, all pedestrian and vehicular traffic restrictions will be removed and
48th Avenue and the sidewalks will function normally.
Phase 2 of the project will begin in late March or early April
2018, when PSA Construction will completely shut down 48 Avenue between 53rd
Street and 51st Street to remove the existing pedestrian and roadway
Stay tuned for further updates. If you have any questions or
concerns, feel free to contact the City of Camrose’s Engineering Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 780-672-4428.
Photo taken from the North side of Mirror Lake, looking
Southwest toward 53rd Street. Trucks are continuing to unload rock
fill material into the lake.
Rock fill material is being placed into the lake North of 48th
Avenue Bridge. Environmental protection blankets are in place in Mirror Lake to
prevent stirred up sediment and debris from dispersing throughout the lake.
Photo was taken along 53rd Street, just South of
48th Avenue looking toward the Northeast. All traffic restrictions
have been removed for eastbound traffic, while the contractor continues to work
on the North side of 48th Avenue in the lake.
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