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Mar 16

Road Closure Set to Begin Monday March 26th

Posted to 48 Ave Bridge Replacement Project by Kirsten Freeborn

On Friday, March 16, 2018, the City met with AMEC and PSA to review the upcoming work for Phase 2 of the 48 Avenue Bridge Replacement project.  As a result of this meeting, the City has learned that there will be a minor delay to the start of PSA’s construction schedule.  Rather than mobilizing to Camrose on Monday, March 19th, PSA will now be mobilizing to site two days later (Wednesday, March 21st) to start setting up signage for the various  detour routes.  All signage should be in place before the end of the week (Friday, March 23rd), although the road closures for 48 Avenue will not start until Monday, March 26th

At the same time, City crews will be working next week to install additional signs for the parking restrictions along 50 Street (between 48 Avenue and 47 Avenue, southbound lanes only), as well as along 47 Avenue (between 53 Street and 50 Street, south side of the street only).  City crews will also be installing new 4-way stop signs at the intersections of 53 Street & 47 Avenue, as well as at 50 Street and 47 Avenue.  These new signs should also be in place prior to the end of next week (Friday, March 23rd).  These new signs will remain in place over that weekend (March 24th to March 25th) to allow drivers to adjust to the new conditions, prior to the 48 Avenue closures being imposed on Monday, March 26th.  The exact time when the road closure will begin on 48 Avenue is not known, although the closure will like start in mid-morning (~10am).

The City, PSA and AMEC will be monitoring traffic very closely during the first few days and weeks after the 48 Avenue road closure is in place.  This monitoring will happen throughout the City, and particularly along the key bypass routes and at key intersections.  As the public adjusts their driving habits around the 48 Avenue closure, the City will work with PSA and AMEC to determine if any further changes are needed to the City’s traffic network (i.e. additional parking restrictions, 4-way stops, changes to signals, etc.).  After observing conditions for ~2 weeks, the City may make additional changes to improve safety and/or traffic flow throughout the City.

The City would like to thank everyone in advance for your patience and understanding during this time.

Jan 19

Project Update - January 19, 2018

Posted to Aquatic Centre Renos by Sara Walkey

BR2 Architecture (the designers) and the construction firm Clark Builders are finishing up the final touches on the design based on all of the feedback received from many sources. 

Once that is complete, the next step will be to go to Council for approval before we move forward.

Stay tuned!
Jul 07

Blue Dot Declaration Update Report - December 19, 2016

Posted to Blue Dot Movement by Sara Walkey

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.