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.

Drainage improvement plan

Drainage improvement plan

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 #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:

  • P1: 5001 Centre Street (SW corner of Centre Ave./Centre St. intersection)
  • P2: St John’s Luthern Church, 5001 Centre Ave. (SE corner of Centre Ave./Centre St. intersection)
  • P3: 1 Street S, south of Centre Ave.
  • P4: 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.