A Look Back At Construction Season In Edmonton
It is often said that Edmonton has two seasons, construction and winter, and with the snow finally falling, a large part of the road construction season is just about wrapped up. So, with the season slowing down, we figured it would be a good opportunity to take a look back at what road projects were accomplished in the 2014 season.
This was a big year for heavy civil in Edmonton, which invested $424.1 million in 178 road, bridge, interchange and neighbourhood projects. They were broken down as follows:
- Arterial roads: $85 million (38 projects)
- Bridges and interchanges: $179 million (4 projects)
- Neighbourhood Renewal: $133 million (85 projects)
- Additional arterial roads: $10 million (25 projects)
- Additional neighbourhood roads: $6.3 million (26 projects)
Major road projects completed in 2014 include:
- 63 Avenue road rehabilitation.
- Guardian Road/Lewis Estates Boulevard roadway widening.
- 23 Avenue and 34 Street arterial roadway widening.
It was definitely a busy year in Edmonton. Even for an industry and city that is booming like Edmonton, half a billion dollars on just road construction isn’t pocket change. There’s still a lot more budgets to write, planning in the works, and projects that need to be started! When all is said and done, things are looking great for the heavy civil industry in both the Edmonton industry and the greater Albertan industry.
On to the next season: winter!