Thursday, August 13, 2009

Summer Road Construction Update - 92 Street

** See most Recent Update Below For Closure Info **

92 Street is handling a lot more traffic these days. Located on the east side of the city it's the major north-south road that leads from the Countryside South area back up to the new TD Bank and Starbucks on 100th Ave.

As the area had developed with new subdivisions more and more of the road has been improved and upgraded from the gravel state it used to be only a few years ago. There's still a fair chunk left to be done but it's getting there. If I remember correctly the part mentioned below was at a cost of about $3m and includes a much better culvert system for the crossing over the Woody Creek.

You can click on the coloured lines in the map below to see what each chunk is.

The city media release:

92 Street Upgrades

Improvements to 92 Street from 88 Avenue continuing to south of Park Road will begin this month.

Upgrades include paving and widening of the roadway and trail, located to the east of the street, improved drainage, and the installation of a new culvert.

During construction, motorists should expect some single lane closures and possible delays. “We ask that drivers consider alternative routes to access 92 Street, and thank them for their patience during this roadway improvement” says Project Technologist Richard Sali.

Media enquiries may be directed to:
Richard Sali
Project Technologist

View 92 Street Upgrades in a larger map

** Due to a culvert installation, 92 Street from Park Road south to the City’s Marshalling yard, will be closed from 7:00 a.m. August 19 to 7:00 p.m. August 21.

Motorists are advised to use either 84 Street or Resources Road when planning their morning and evening commutes.**


Darcy LaCroix said...

I know that the city is waiting on development in the area to help pay for the upgrading of this road. I think that the idea of upgrading it now and recovering costs later should be considered. With the amount of time and money spent maintaining this stretch of gravel over the last 5-10 years I am sure that they could have paved a large section if not all. Development has slowed as we all know and I am concerned that this last section of gravel may continue to be a huge burden on the resources that our transportation department has for a long time.

Jayrox said...

It's about time it gets paved... before it's too late. The city has had a bad pattern of waiting far too late to upgrade roads...

116th Ave to Crystal Lake Estates for example, and south on 92nd St... some days at rush hour, 92nd is backed up for miles... it's another road that could really use dividing. The city has fully surrounded it now.

This is a pretty cool blog you have here Bill! Good job tapping into facebook!


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