In August 2013, we began the necessary construction activities to relocate existing EPCOR utilities along the proposed new LRT Valley Line route from Millwoods to downtown. EPCOR is working closely with TransEd to coordinate the remaining utility locations with the final LRT design and construction schedule.
What to expect during construction
Depending on the work location, you can expect to see activity that is typical to construction, including company/ contractor vehicles and equipment in your neighbourhood. Some typical construction activities that you may see include:
- Power line & pole modifications and/or relocations
- Water main relocations
- Fire hydrant relocation/additions
- Open excavations & trenches
- Partial road closures
- Water main flushing
When appropriate, we will attempt to notify surrounding residents and/or businesses about construction activities that may impact them. We will send our construction notifications as far in advance of the work starting as possible and will make every reasonable effort to minimize the potential associated inconveniences.
Work will create typical noise associated with construction. We will take measures to ensure compliance with the City of Edmonton's Community Standards Bylaw for Noise Control. If it's necessary to temporarily exceed acceptable noise levels, we will acquire approval and the necessary permits from the City of Edmonton.
Hours of operation
We anticipate our hours of work for this project to be Monday to Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; however, occasional evening and weekend work may be required.
Depending on your location along the route, traffic disruptions may occur as a result of temporary lane or road closures that are needed to safely complete our utility relocations. Appropriate signage and barricades will be placed to advise of these temporary traffic disruptions.
Power and water supply
If we require a planned power or water service interruption to complete a portion of our utility relocate work, we will notify you in advance.
Work space and environment
All work areas will be maintained in a safe and secure manner. All construction activities will be performed in accordance with the City of Edmonton bylaws, Occupational Health and Safety requirements as well as EPCOR's strict health, safety and environmental procedures and guidelines.