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​Traffic accommodation

Phase One - 105 Avenue from 109 Street to 114 Street - Complete

Phase Two - 105 Avenue from 114 Street to 116 Street (Spring 2021)

Prior to Phase Two work starting, more detailed information including traffic impacts and a construction schedule will be provided.

Timeline

Construction will take place from 7 am - 9 pm Monday to Saturday. If required, these hours may be extended and construction may occur on Sundays from 9 am to 7 pm.

Phase One - 105 Avenue from 109 Street to 114 Street

Construction for Phase One has been completed.

Phase Two - 105 Avenue from 114 Street to 116 Street

Construction is scheduled to begin in spring 2021. Prior to Phase Two work starting, more detailed information including traffic impacts and a construction schedule will be provided.

What's happening

New underground distribution cables will be installed and the existing aerial lines will be removed. EPCOR will work with residents and businesses along 105 Avenue to provide information on construction impacts and updates to the construction schedule. 

Installation of underground distribution cables

Before the above-ground distribution line can be removed, the new underground line will be installed. This will involve digging an open cut trench and installing the pipes that will contain the new underground distribution cables. These underground cables will need to be located underneath the road; therefore, we will need to close sections of 105 Avenue to complete the work. To minimize the impact, EPCOR will complete the work in sections, reopening the road as each section is completed. Construction will begin at 109 Street and move east along 105 Avenue to 116 Street. EPCOR will also install new padmount transformers along 105 Avenue. This work will occur in two phases:

  • Phase One - 105 Avenue from 109 Street to 114 Street (completed in 2020)

  • Phase Two - 105 Avenue from 114 Street to 116 Street (Spring 2021)

Removal of the existing above-ground power lines and wood poles

Once the new underground distribution cables are installed, the existing above-ground power line and wood poles will be removed. We anticipate this work will begin in Spring 2021.

Noise

Residents may experience general construction noise as  equipment and trucks will be used for material delivery, excavation, equipment installation and surface restoration. We will comply with the City of Edmonton's Community Standards Bylaw for Noise Control. If it is necessary to temporarily exceed acceptable noise levels, we will work with the City of Edmonton to obtain the necessary permits.

Power outages

Power outages will be required to complete this work. You will be provided with advanced notice of planned power outages that will impact you.

Landscaping

Affected landscaping, pavement and sidewalks will be restored to similar condition when weather permits. Some sidewalk areas will be restored using temporary building materials as the City of Edmonton will be re-doing sidewalks/roadways in 2021.

Safety

The construction area will be fenced and/or marked as a restricted area. We will take every precaution to ensure public safety. We also need your assistance in maintaining a safe distance from the construction site and the equipment.

COVID

EPCOR is closely monitoring the situation related to the COVID-19 outbreak. We have plans in place to manage disruptions or emergencies and we are committed to providing the services our communities count on. Protocols have been put in place for our employees while performing essential work to protect the health of our teams and our customers. We also request you take precautionary measures by maintaining a safe, two-metre distance from our crews and contractors.

Our drainage work is expected to start in the late summer with the construction of a storm tunnel and mains with service reconnections. Further information, including timelines and impacts, will be provided as we get closer to the start date of construction.