Leduc County

New Sarepta road projects

Road rehabilitation plan

Road rehabilitation plan

Leduc County initiated a substantial construction project in New Sarepta for the 2019 construction season. This project includes upgrading Centre Avenue from Centre Street to 2 Avenue S with new sidewalks, road and storm drainage.

Despite delays due to weather and other uncontrollable factors, it is expected that this project will be complete by the end of this construction season in October 2019.

Leduc County thanks residents and motorists for their patience as it works to complete this project.

Contact

Phone: 780-979-6185
After-hours road/water emergencies: 780-955-7226
Fax: 780-955-7814
Email: PWE@leduc-county.com

Update #12: Oct. 22, 2019

The contractor has completed paving of Centre Ave. Miscellaneous paving at approaches will be completed towards the end of this week.

Miscellaneous concrete work around approaches and walkways will also be completed this week.

Final grading, topsoil, signs, paint lines and cleanup is expected to take place next week, which will bring the project to near completion, with the exception of the contaminated tank area.

The fuel tank remediation work will take place over the next couple of weeks by specialized contractors to ensure the safety of the community. 

Update #11: Oct. 15, 2019

Throughout the past week, work has focused on completing concrete crossings, curbs and sidewalks. The separate sidewalk on the north side of Centre Ave. will be completed this week.

Crews are now completing preparation work for asphalt paving, which is scheduled to begin at the end of the week and throughout the weekend (Oct. 19 and 20).

Next week, work will consist of backfilling behind curbs and sidewalks and cleanup activities. 

Update #10: Oct. 7, 2019

The contractor’s work over the past week has focused on concrete work, including pouring concrete curbs, sidewalks and private-access crossings.

The contractor has placed and compacted gravel in preparation for asphalt paving. Paving is expected to take place once the concrete work is complete.

The Fortis power pole relocation has been delayed, which impacts the concrete walk immediately around the pole. This work is expected to be complete in the coming week.

Update #9: Sept. 27, 2019

Gravelling on Centre Ave. between Centre St. and 1st St. is almost complete in preparation for asphalt paving. Crews continue to work on the Centre Ave. and 1st St. intersection grading, including water service repair.

Next week, the Fortis power pole on the corner of Centre Ave. and 1st St. south is scheduled to be relocated. Concrete on the north side of Center Ave. is scheduled to be poured on Saturday, and concrete on the south side is scheduled to take place on Monday. Grading between 1st and 2nd streets will continue in preparation for concrete sidewalk and drainage.

Update #8: Sept. 23, 2019

The installation of the environmental liner on the south side of Centre Ave. will be complete today. As well, the installation of the storm line will begin today.

After the storm line installation, crews will begin to backfill the area with gravel.

Today, crews will also begin to remove the sidewalk between first and second street on the south side of Centre Ave.

For more information, contact Amro Kotb, Manager of Engineering, at 780-955-6416 or amro@leduc-county.com.

Update #7: Sept. 13, 2019

Concrete curb installation has begun between 1st and 2nd street along the park on the north side of Centre Avenue. As well, the storm line installation is set to be complete in the north lane today. Tomorrow, crews will backfill the area with gravel.

On Monday, following the concrete curb installation, crews will begin work on the south side of Centre Avenue. Crews will be removing dirt to take to the landfill and will then begin installing an environmental liner in the road. Following the environmental liner placement, storm line installation will begin.

For more information, contact Amro Kotb, Manager of Engineering, at 780-955-6416 or amro@leduc-county.com.

Update #6: Sept. 6, 2019

A gravel truck hauling gravel for the construction at Centre Avenue near 2 Street was involved in an incident this morning. Crews are currently working to resolve the issue and resume construction. The road remains open to traffic; motorists are asked to proceeding through this area with caution and patience.

This incident does not impact the construction along Centre Ave. between Centre Street and 1 Street S. 

Construction update

The environmental liner has been fully installed on the north side of Centre Avenue. Crews are currently installing storm drainage and backfilling the road with gravel. Following the backfilling, the next steps will take place:

  • Concrete curb will be placed
  • Concrete sidewalk will be installed
  • Concrete approaches at residences will be installed

Thank you for your patience as we work to complete this project.

For more information, contact Amro Kotb, Manager of Engineering, at 780-955-6416 or Amro@leduc-county.com.

Update #5: Aug. 28, 2019

Layfield Group Ltd. is currently onsite installing the environmental liner, which should be completed on August 30 if the weather holds up. Once the liner is in place, Leduc County will begin to back-fill with gravel and start installation of the storm pipe.

Update #4: Aug. 21, 2019

Since the last update (Aug. 16), contractors have been preparing Centre Avenue for the installation of a storm line, which includes trenching the area.

Today (Aug. 21), crews will begin to narrow Centre Avenue down to one lane of driving traffic. Traffic will travel in an east bound direction.

The area is being narrowed so crews can remove more contaminated soil from the site. Once the contaminated soil is removed, the environmental liner will be placed.

The liner is scheduled to be installed the week of August 26. Once it is installed, the following milestones will be achieved, weather permitting:

  • Storm drainage will be placed
  • Backfilling will be complete
  • Concrete curb will be placed
  • Concrete sidewalk will be installed
  • Concrete approaches at residences will be installed

Please note, the same steps will be taken on the south side of Centre Avenue once work on the north side is complete.

Parking
We understand the frustrations many people are feeling regarding the length of time this project has taken, including frustrations regarding parking and access to businesses along Centre Avenue. While parking along Centre Avenue is not an option, there are alternative places residents can park for the duration of the project, as follows:

  • Parking area 1: 5001 Centre Street (SW corner of Centre Ave./Centre St. intersection)
  • Parking area 2: St John’s Luthern Church, 5001 Centre Ave. (SE corner of Centre Ave./Centre St. intersection)
  • Parking area 3: 1 Street S, south of Centre Ave.
  • Parking area 4: New Sarepta Market, 5014 Centre Ave. (parking behind market)

View a map of the parking areas.

Thank you for your patience as we work to complete this project.

For more information, contact Amro Kotb, Manager of Engineering, at 780-955-6416 or Amro@leduc-county.com.

Update #3: Aug. 16, 2019

Leduc County and its contractors continue work on Centre Avenue to install a new road, storm drainage and sidewalks; this work is expected to be complete by the end of October.

This project has experienced significant delays due to weather and other uncontrollable factors, and we sincerely appreciate your patience as we work towards completion.

Soil contaminates
In June, shortly after this project began, AltaGas discovered two areas with contaminated soil. Tests determined the level of contamination was low, but before proceeding with the project, specific environmental requirements had to be completed, as follows:

  1. Removal of contaminated soil
  2. Installation of an environmental liner to separate the contaminated area from the newly placed dirt that will be used to fill the road.

Project milestones
To date, most of the contaminated soil has been removed from the north side of the site and crews are preparing for the installation of the liner. The liner is scheduled to be installed the week of August 26. Once it is installed, the following milestones will be achieved, weather permitting:

  • Storm drainage will be placed
  • Backfilling will be complete
  • Concrete curb will be placed
  • Concrete sidewalk will be installed
  • Concrete approaches at residences will be installed

Please note, the same steps will be taken on the south side of Centre Avenue once work on the north side is complete.

Parking
We understand the frustrations many people are feeling regarding the length of time this project has taken, including frustrations regarding parking and access to businesses along Centre Avenue. While parking along Centre Avenue is not an option, there are alternative places residents can park for the duration of the project, as follows:

  • Parking area 1: 5001 Centre Street (SW corner of Centre Ave./Centre St. intersection)
  • Parking area 2: St John’s Luthern Church, 5001 Centre Ave. (SE corner of Centre Ave./Centre St. intersection)
  • Parking area 3: 1 Street S, south of Centre Ave.
  • Parking area 4: New Sarepta Market, 5014 Centre Ave. (parking behind market)

View a map of the parking areas.

Thank you for your patience as we work to complete this project.

For more information, contact Amro Kotb, Manager of Engineering, at 780-955-6416 or Amro@leduc-county.com.

Update #2: Aug. 9, 2019

Leduc County and its contractors continue work on Centre Avenue from Centre Street to 2 Avenue S in New Sarepta, and is expected to be complete by the end of October.

As detailed in the June 26, 2019 update below, AltaGas discovered two areas with contaminated soil shortly after this project was started. Measures were needed to ensure the contaminated soil could be removed safely, which caused a significant delay to this project.

Environmental tests have determined the level of contamination is low; the soil can now be removed from the site and disposed of in a responsible manner. Leduc County's contractor, Carmacks, is working to remove the soil so the remainder of the project can resume; however, recent rain has caused delays.

Despite the weather, AltaGas was able to lower two service lines on Centre Avenue and the main gas line at the corner of Centre Avenue and 1 Street S late last week.

The next step is for crews to remove the soil; once that is complete, the following milestones can be achieved, weather permitting:

  • Roadway will be stabilized
  • Storm drainage will be placed
  • Concrete curb will be placed
  • Concrete sidewalk will be installed
  • Concrete approaches at residences will be installed

Traffic on Centre Avenue has been reduced to one-way travelling east. Leduc County thanks residents and motorists for their patience as it works to complete this project.

Update #1: June 26, 2019

Road construction that began in June in New Sarepta has been delayed.

AltaGas is currently replacing gas distribution mains. While working, AltaGas discovered two areas that had contaminated soil from old gas stations. The soil has been tested and results indicate that the soil contains hydrocarbons, but low enough levels that it can be brought to a landfill. There is no danger to the public.

Once the soil has been removed, and the contaminated areas have been capped, AltaGas will continue its construction. Afterwards, Leduc County will begin road rehabilitation work.

For more information, please call Public Works and Engineering at 780-979-6185.