The City of Edmonton announced it is wrapping up another successful construction season—one of the most ambitious capital seasons in history, representing more than 300 projects.
“We do more than build buildings, bridges and recreation centres,” said Adam Laughlin, deputy city manager, Integrated Infrastructure Services. “We build communities. We are building a city Edmontonians can both live and thrive in. As we near the close of a four-year, $7 billion capital program, we’re pleased to report that 92 per cent of these projects were on budget, and more than 70 per cent were completed on or ahead of schedule.”
This year, three neighbourhood renewal projects were completed, renewing more than 100 kilometres of roadways. There were also four new and renewed park projects and seven trail renewals completed.
“We build with purpose to create places people want to be. At the same time, it’s important for us to maintain those spaces through the years,” Laughlin said. “That’s why we put an emphasis on renewal in our capital budgets, so we can extend the life of elements in our city without having to spend a lot down the road to replace.”
On top of renewal, the City completed work on five supportive housing units, providing 210 safe spaces for people in need.
Exciting progress was also made on major transportation projects like the Yellowhead Trail Freeway Conversion Program, Terwillegar Drive Expansion and city bridges, as well as LRT work. Redevelopment of the Stadium Station is nearing completion. The two new platforms at NAIT/Blatchford Market station and Blatchford Gate were also completed and solar panels will be installed on the canopies later this year. These are just some of the projects that were completed this season to build Edmonton.
Featured image: Construction on the Yellowhead Trail Freeway. (City of Edmonton)