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Jun 15

48 Avenue Bridge Update

Posted to 48 Ave Bridge Replacement Project by Ashton Ford

Since the last update, lots of activity has happened at the bridge project. Currently, PSA is working hard to install the new concrete foundations that will be used to relocate the existing signal lights at 53rd Street. As the concrete is being poured, Shelby Engineering is on site along with AMEC to test the concrete, assuring it meets the standards of safety expected by the City. The relocated signal lights will be slightly north of their previous locations, and will allow the construction of the new westbound lane on the north side of 48th Avenue.

On the east side of the bridge, the back wall has been completed, and the road space behind it is being built up to its new elevation. Similarly, progress has been made on the retaining wall adjacent to the Wild Rose Co-op. In a few weeks, once the retaining wall is complete, that team will move to the west side of the bridge to finish the second backwall.

Many may have noticed the large amount of earth being moved around on site. Much of PSA’s team is working hard to clear areas on site, making room for the delivery of the bridge girders. The girders are expected to be delivered in the middle of next week (around June 19th) from the off-site location where they were fabricated near Blackfalds. Once installed, the girders will span the length of the entire bridge, and will serve as the foundation for the roadway across the lake to be built on top of. In total, there will be 30 individual girders delivered.

The City would again like to thank citizens for their patience and cooperation during this project. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Engineering Department at 780-672-4428 or at

June 5 – PSA starting excavation of trench along north side of 48 Avenue (east of pedestrian underpass) for the planned installation of a new retaining wall. Because of the higher elevation of the roadway and sidewalk, it is necessary to install a retaining wall to ensure that the sidewalk and roadway do not fall into the nearby Wild Rose Co-op staff parking lot. The City would like to thank the Wild Rose Co-op staff for temporarily parking elsewhere while this retaining wall is being installed.

June 7 – PSA starting to form the foundations for the retaining wall.

June 14 – This picture was taken standing on the west side of Mirror Lake, looking north-east. Here, you can see both the completed east backwall (background) and the west backwall in progress (foreground), as well as the start to the increase in elevation of the eastern section of the roadway.

June 14 – PSA delivering new material to build up the roadway on the east side of the project.

June 14 – The concrete sub-contractor pouring the new foundation for the relocation of one of the signal lights at 53rd Street.

June 14 – PSA installing the retaining wall adjacent to the Wild Rose Co-op staff parking lot.

June 14 – The pedestrian underpass as PSA begins to build up the road base overtop of it.
Jun 08

Day 2 of Aquatic Centre Renovation

Posted to Aquatic Centre Renos by Website Administrator

Jul 07

Blue Dot Declaration Update Report - December 19, 2016

Posted to Blue Dot Movement by Website Administrator

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.