EdmontonTrIn 2013, Edmonton Trail, from 28 to 41 Avenues N.E. was reconstructed under the Major Roads Reconstruction Program*. Prior to, and throughout construction, we communicated with businesses and residents about the construction and how it would affect them.

In order to gauge the effectiveness of communication during the project, we are asking residents and businesses to complete an online survey, which is posted on the project web page at www.calgary.ca/edmontontrail. The survey will be open until March 17. Through a mail drop in the community, we are advising residents and businesses about the survey, and providing an update on the project (see attached). This information is also included in upcoming community association newsletters. We will use survey results to improve communication during future road reconstruction projects.

Upcoming work – 2014

The next phase of the Edmonton Trail Road Reconstruction project includes the area from 16 Avenue to 28 Avenue N.E.  This work is planned to start in spring 2014 and should be complete by fall 2014. Any minor work not completed in 2014, such as landscaping, will be completed the following spring.

The primary focus of this work is on removing the existing pavement and rebuilding the roadway to improve the road’s condition. The road will not be widened during construction. Streetlights will be replaced and sidewalks and driveways will be rebuilt as required. Any existing landscaping disturbed during construction will be repaired.

Also in the spring of 2014, crews will complete any minor remaining work in the area from 28-41 Avenues, such as concrete and landscaping work next to the road.

*Major Roads Reconstruction Program

The City of Calgary has a program in place dedicated to reconstructing Calgary’s aging roadways – the Major Roads Reconstruction Program. Elbow Drive, between 4 Street and Glenmore Tr. S.W., and Centre Street, between 42 Avenue and 54 Avenues, have already been reconstructed under this program.

Edmonton Trail, from 16 Avenue to 41 Avenue, is the next major roadway on the list for reconstruction. The project started in 2013 and will be completed over two years.

For more information

• www.calgary.ca/edmontontrail. Please call 311 if you require more information.