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Construction Update - May 19, 2017

Infrastructure repairs/roadway reconstruction
   April to October 2017

Current Construction

  • Dracup South Completion (Darlington Street to Broadway Street) - Road closures now in effect, see map and details below.
  • Darlington Street from Eighth Avenue to Delaere Drive, including the roundabout at Darlington Street and Dracup Avenue - The area will be closed for reconstruction Tuesday May 23, detours will be in effect.  Scroll down for details. 
  • General pothole/frost boil repairs - ongoing throughout the city.

Dracup South Completion - Smith Street to Broadway Street

Work is progressing well on this project, with the final lane of concrete poured and work continuing on finishing curbs and entrances to businesses. The project is on time and is expected to be completed by June 3, 2017, weather permitting. 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.

Please see the map below for detours and access points to businesses affected by the road closure.


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The Last Lane of Concrete is Poured May 17, 2017

 

Pouring of the first lane of the concrete roadway May 3, 2017

 

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.  The roadbed base is now completed and installation of the new concrete roadway began May 3.  

Q: When will construction work begin on Dracup Avenue South?
A:  Work to complete Dracup South from Smith Street to Broadway Street began April 24, 2017.  Laying of the concrete roadway began Wednesday May 3.  Road closures began April 21 to prepare the site and will remain in effect until the project is complete. 

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 began Monday, April 24, 2017.  Temporary access points for businesses on the West side of Dracup Avenue South were created along Eighth Avenue and Smith Street as in 2016.   For businesses on the East side of Dracup Avenue South, access points are from Smith Street.  North bound traffic on Highway #9 will continue to have access to Smith Street across the median.  Closures/detours signage was posted prior to work beginning.

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.

 

Dracup Avenue/Darlington Street Roundabout
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Darlington Street from Eight Avenue to Delaere Drive

A new concrete Roundabout will be installed at the Dracup Avenue/Darlington Street intersection to improve traffic flow and accommodate future growth in the Dracup corridor.  Underground infrastructure will be replaced at the intersection and along sections of Darlington Street.   A section of Darlington Street between Dracup Avenue and Delaere Drive will be resurfaced following completion of the Roundabout. 

On Tuesday May 23, work will begin on replacing underground infrastructure and on Roundabout construction at Darlington Street and Dracup Avenue. Darlington Street from Eighth Avenue to Delaere Drive will be closed and detour routes posted.   This project is scheduled for completion by August 31st, weather permitting. 


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This map shows the conceptual drawing of the roundabout and placement in the intersection.  It will be offset onto vacant city lands to reduce the impact on residents.  Residents affected by the construction will have access to their homes via their back lanes. 

Roundabout Information Guide

Commonly Asked Questions - Dracup Avenue/Darlington Street Roundabout

Q: What work will be carried out  to construct the Roundabout? 
A: The existing intersection will be excavated and new roadbed constructed.  The roundabout structure similar to the existing one on Gladstone South will then be constructed in the intersection, with design changes and size geared to traffic flow efficiency, optimum use of space and accommodation of affected residents as much as possible.   The roundabout will be placed to the east of the intersection (see positioning diagram above) to facilitate easier resident access. 

Q: When will construction work begin on the Dracup Avenue/Darlington Street Roundabout?
A:  Work will begin Tuesday, May 23, 2017 and Darlington Street from Eighth Avenue to Delaere Road will be closed until the project is completed. 

Q: What is the expected completion date for construction of the Dracup Avenue/Darlington Street Roundabout?
A:  August 31, 2017, weather permitting.

Q: Will there be road closures and detours?
A: The intersection will be completely closed, including Darlington Street from Eighth Avenue to Delaere Road throughout the construction period.    Signage will be posted prior to any closures/detours.

Q:  Will the Roundabout be able to accommodate Emergency vehicles and trucks if necessary? 
A:   Yes.   In addition, both inside and outside curbs will be rolled (sloped).

Q:  During construction how will residents access their properties? 
A:   Residents will have access to their properties via the back lanes. 

Q:  How will residents located within the Roundabout zone be affected by the new Roundabout once completed?
A:   Access to property in the Roundabout zone is expected to be no different then with the existing controlled intersection. 

Q: Why are we using concrete rather than asphalt?
A: Concrete lasts much longer than asphalt and is better for accommodating heavy traffic. The price is marginally different.

Q: Were surrounding residents notified of the project?
A: Yes.   Residents have known about the project for some time and were advised by letter prior construction getting underway. 

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.

 

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