2017 Yorkton Construction Projects
Construction Update - April 21, 2017
Infrastructure repairs/roadway reconstruction
April to October 2017
- Dracup South Completion (Darlington Street to Broadway Street) - Road closures now in effect, see map and details below.
- General pothole/frost boil repairs - ongoing throughout the city.
Dracup South Completion - Smith Street to Broadway Street
Dracup Avenue South from Smith Street to Broadway Street is now closed, as construction resumes to complete road resurfacing. The site is now being prepared and actual construction will begin on Monday April 24, 2017. Underground infrastructure on Dracup Avenue was replaced in 2016, ensuring roadway improvements will be constructed above completely new and reliable underground servicing. While Dracup Avenue reconstruction has been a lengthy process, it will reduce disruption to businesses in this area for many years to come. Following preparation of the roadbed, work on the new concrete roadway is scheduled to start May 8th, with this project expected to be completed by June 3, 2017, weather permitting. Businesses affected by the delay have been notified and signage will be posted prior to any closures/detours.
Please see the map below for detours and access points to businesses affected by the road closure.
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Commonly Asked Questions - Dracup South Project
Q: What work will be carried out between Smith Street and Broadway Avenue in 2017?
A: All new underground infrastructure, including sewer, water and storm systems and utility lines was replaced and new underground service to affected businesses was installed in 2016. Beginning April 24, 2017, the roadbed base will be prepared followed by installation of the new concrete roadway.
Q: When will construction work begin on Dracup Avenue South?
A: Work to complete Dracup South from Smith Street to Broadway Street will begin April 24, 2017. Road closures will begin April 21 to prepare the site.
Q: What is the expected completion date for construction on Dracup Avenue South?
A: This project is expected to be completed by June 3, 2017, weather permitting.
Q: Will there be road closures and detours?
A: Dracup Avenue South between Smith Street and Broadway Street is now closed to prepare the site. Actual construction will begin on Monday, April 24, 2017. Temporary access points for businesses on the West side of Dracup Avenue South will be created along Eighth Avenue and Smith Street as in 2016. For businesses on the East side of Dracup Avenue South, access points will be from Smith Street. North bound traffic on Highway #9 will continue to have access to Smith Street across the median. Signage will be posted prior to any closures/detours.
Q: Were surrounding businesses notified of the project?
A: All surrounding businesses and stakeholders were given notification of the project in person prior to the start date.
Q: If we have concerns or questions about the project who should we call?
A: Questions or concerns about the project should be directed to the Public Works Department @ 306-786-1760.
Monday to Friday 7 am – 4 pm