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​Impacts from dry pond construction

About 60% of the construction for the overall project was completed in 2020, including the Ermineskin Park dry pond and the sewer upgrades in both Ermineskin and Steinhauer.

The full benefits of the project will not be achieved until the Steinhauer Park dry pond, the remaining sewer upgrades (dry pond connections), and the storm system is fully operational in 2021.

Steinhauer Park dry pond

The construction for the Steinhauer Park dry pond will require parking restrictions along 32A Avenue west of 108 Street for approximately 100 meters to allow for adequate visibility and turning of the construction equipment.

While school is in session, we kindly ask that parents find alternate parking for student drop off and pick up.

All sidewalks will be maintained during construction. Flag personnel will be onsite to assist pedestrians during construction activities.

No trees are expected to be removed as part of construction in the dry pond area in Steinhauer Park; however, there will be trees that need to be hoarded to protect them while construction activities are underway.

In order to connect the Steinhauer Park dry pond to the drainage system, there will be three locations that will require sewer upgrades. The locations and estimated timelines are:

Location A: 32A Avenue from 108 Street to 107A Street

June 29 to end of August

Location B: On 106 Street, north of 31 Avenue

Early-July to end of August

Location C: On 31 Avenue east of 107 Street

Early July to end of August

Please note: Timelines are estimates and may change based on weather and construction conditions.

The majority of the work will be open trench excavation for the dry pond connections. Residents may experience general noise from the construction equipment used for material delivery, excavation, soil removal and surface restoration.

Water Infrastructure Modifications

EPCOR Water’s contractor will be completing open trench water system modifications in the area in relation to EPCOR Drainage’s construction. In addition to the activities associated with open trench excavation, customers affected by the water infrastructure modifications may require temporary water service while construction is in progress. You will receive a notice directly from EPCOR Water’s contractor if your property’s water service is impacted.

 

Sewer upgrade traffic impacts

Location A: 32A Avenue from 108 Street to 107A Street

32A Avenue from 108 Street to 107A Street

June 29 to end of August
Construction is scheduled to begin on June 29, 2021 and is expected to be completed by the end of August 2021, weather permitting. Please note: Timelines are estimates and may change based on weather and construction conditions.

Traffic impacts

  • A full road closure on 32A Avenue at 108 Street to 107A Street. Signage will be placed prior to any work starting.
  • In July-August, the work area will extend east to 107A Street. Access to private driveways that face 32A Avenue east of 108 Street to 107A Street will be restricted for approximately one to two weeks.
  • Temporary no parking on both sides of 32A Avenue adjacent to the work area.
  • The following bus stops will be closed - #4450, #4282, #4561, #4298, #4140, #4420. Residents are asked to use the following temporary bus stops - #4565, #4562, #4133.
  • The sidewalk on the south side of 32A Avenue adjacent to the work area will be closed. Residents are asked to follow the posted construction and detour signage.

 

Location B: On 106 Street, north of 31 Avenue

On 106 Street, north of 31 Avenue

Early July to end of August
Construction is scheduled to begin on June 29, 2021 and is expected to be completed by the end of August 2021, weather permitting. Please note: Timelines are estimates and may change based on weather and construction conditions.

Traffic impacts

  • The two southbound lanes on 106 Street, north of 31 Avenue will be closed. The northbound lanes will be used to accommodate two-way traffic.
  • South of 31 Avenue, the inside southbound and northbound lanes will be closed. The curb lanes in each direction will be maintained.
  • No trees are expected to be removed as part of construction in the dry pond area in Steinhauer Park; however, there will be trees that need to be hoarded to protect them while construction activities are underway.
  • Temporary sidewalk/pedestrian access and parking adjacent to the work area may be restricted. If a sidewalk or crosswalk closure is required, pedestrians and cyclists will be asked to follow the posted construction and detour signage.

Please note: Construction and traffic impacts may change as work locations are mobilized and work is underway.

Location C: On 31 Avenue, east of 107 Street

​On 31 Avenue, east of 107 Street

Construction is scheduled to begin in early July 2021 and is expected to be completed by the end of August 2021, weather permitting. Please note: Timelines are estimates and may change based on weather and construction conditions.

Traffic impacts

  • 31 Avenue, east of 107 Street, will be reduced to one lane. Westbound traffic will be required to yield to eastbound traffic. Signage will be placed prior to any work starting.
  • Temporary no parking on both sides of 31 Avenue adjacent to the work area.
  • The sidewalk on the north side of 31 Avenue adjacent to the work area will be closed. Residents are asked to follow the posted construction and detour signage.

Please note: Construction and traffic impacts may change as work locations are mobilized and work is underway.

Ermineskin Park

The construction of the dry pond in Ermineskin Park has been completed, including planting of replacement trees. Residents can expect to see on-going maintenance within the fenced areas, including installation of soccer goal posts, picnic tables and waste bins.

During the early summer, the supervisory control and data acquisition system (SCADA) will be installed in the dry pond. SCADA is a computer system for gathering and analyzing real time data, which includes warning devices in the pond's drainage grates that notify EPCOR when it is filling with water. EPCOR staff can be dispatched as necessary to ensure the site is safe.

EPCOR has removed the fence around the sport fields in the west portion of Ermineskin Park. Residents are expected to only use the space for light recreational activities (ie. no cleats or bikes on the sod) to give it additional time to become more durable. Please note, the fence around the dry pond will remain until the sod rooting has been established.

In fall 2021, the City of Edmonton will complete an inspection to ensure the landscaping has established prior to the dry pond and sports fields transferring to the City for ownership and maintenance.

The dry pond is still an active worksite and is a restricted area. While we understand it is tempting to utilize this space, especially given the situation we are in with COVID-19, residents are asked not to remove the fencing or access the fenced area for their own safety and to prevent damage to the landscaping. Any damage to the landscaping may impact the City of Edmonton's approval and significantly delay the opening of the space.