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  COVID-19 and construction projects

EPCOR is closely monitoring the situation related to the COVID-19 outbreak. 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 homeowners take precautionary measures by maintaining a safe, two meter distance from our crews.

We would like to reassure our customers that we have plans in place to manage disruptions or emergencies, and are committed to providing the services our communities count on.

Project overview

EPCOR is rehabilitating the storm trunk line that runs along Groat Road from 118 Avenue to just south of 107 Avenue 16 metres underground. The storm trunk line is a large diameter metal storm sewer that was constructed between 1953 and 1955. The trunk line collects stormwater flow from a large portion of the northwest area of Edmonton. The trunk line is being rehabilitated by relining it with fiberglass reinforced pipe. Existing manholes along Groat Road are also being repaired and relined.

Shafts have been constructed along Groat Road to gain access to the storm trunk line to clean it and then install fiberglass reinforced pipe. Once the relining work has completed, the shafts will be converted to manholes for future access and maintenance purposes.

We expect to complete the installation of the fiberglass pipe by the end of August. Once the fiberglass pipe installation is complete the remaining work will be to rehabilitate manholes along the storm trunk line and a storage chamber at 118 Avenue and Groat Road. The work in the intersections of Groat Road and 111 Avenue and 112 Avenue has been completed and no further traffic disruptions from this project are anticipated at these locations. Please note, the City of Edmonton has a project on Groat Road that will require the closure of lanes in this area.

​Project schedule

Work for the project began in September 2019. The overall project completion date has been delayed until the end of October 2020.

The project experienced delays while rehabilitating the manhole in the intersection of Groat Road and 111 Avenue. Difficult ground conditions were encountered which required us to perform ground stabilization work that was not planned for in the original schedule.

Additionally, navigating developments associated with COVID-19 caused further delays to the project.

The trunk line continues to collect water from city streets while work is underway. For safety reasons, when the flow of water in the storm line gets too high from snow melt or rain, we'll stop work until water levels recede. There were a significant number of days to-date where weather prevented work to continue in the trunk line. Because the project is highly weather dependent, exact dates for work and traffic impacts can't be given. 

Updates

If you'd like to receive updates on the project please send your email address to EPCORdrainage@epcor.com.

Safety

We will take every precaution to protect public safety in this area. The construction areas will be fenced and/or marked as restricted areas. However, we also need your help in obeying all traffic and pedestrian closures and keeping children and pets a safe distance from the construction site and equipment.

Impacts

​Regular working hours at all work sites are from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm Monday to Saturday. These hours may be extended in cases of emergency.

All affected landscaping, pavements, sidewalks and alleyways will be restored to their original condition. Permanent road and surface restoration will be scheduled and completed once construction has been completed.

The map below shows the location of each work site. Click on the red pin in the map for more information for each location.

 

 

You can also download the construction notice pdf for more information.

Contact us

For more information, contact:

Drainage Services

Phone: (780) 509-8080
Email: EPCORdrainage@epcor.com