Construction has begun on 52 Ave.

Temporary water supply lines installed

Excavation of 52 Ave., between 50 St. and 51 St., began on June 3.

The town is replacing the underground and surface infrastructure with new sanitary sewer mains, a new water main, storm main, new service connections, new sidewalks, curbs and gutters, and a new roadway.

The road will be re-paved in 2020 to allow time for the roadway to settle, in keeping with recommended best engineering practices.

“This infrastructure renewal project is basically a complete rebuild of the street, which will significantly increase service levels for residents and occupants of the affected properties,” says Tim Schmidt, general manager of planning and infrastructure.

READ MORE: Tender awarded to Northside Construction for 52 Ave. project

Affected properties along the street will be temporarily connected to water mains on 50 St. and 51 St. during the replacement of the 52 Ave. water main. Northside Construction began installing temporary water supplies on May 29.

The street will be closed to traffic with the exception of local traffic to the Tamarack Court underground parking garage. The remaining properties have back alley access available. Work will begin at the east end of 52 Ave. and continue west. Work will continue throughout the summer until it is completed. Construction on 52 Ave. will pause during the Ponoka Stampede week and resume immediately after.


Pipe layers Tony Hunt and Pat Garrett with Northside Construction work to expose a sewer line on 52 Ave. on June 3 as foreman Warren Jensen (not pictured) looks on. Photo by Emily Jaycox

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