2017 Yorkton Construction Projects
Construction Update - October 13 , 2017
Infrastructure repairs/roadway reconstruction
April to October 2017 --
All Major Construction projects for 2017 are now Complete.
- Broadway Street East Access Lane to Highway #9 North - This project is now complete and the access lane is open to traffic.
- Darlington Street from Eighth Avenue to Delaere Drive, including the roundabout at Darlington Street and Dracup Avenue - Complete and reopened to traffic September 1, 2017. Darlington Street between Dracup Avenue and Delaere Drive has been patched and will be proposed for complete reconstruction in 2018. A very high water table in the area means the area must be dewatered by installing a well to lower ground water levels prior to any large scale reconstruction. This will aid in accelerating construction time next year and will also lower costs by not having to work in wet soil conditions below the surface.
- Smith Street (Dracup Avenue to Highway 9) - This project is now complete while access improvements to Imperial Plaza is underway. Preparation for road resurfacing is underway. Access to Smith Street from Highway 9 north (across the median) has beenmade permanent as part of this project.
- Smith Street (7th Avenue to Dracup Avenue) - Complete and reopened to traffic September 1, 2017.
- Sidewalk Replacement Program - Work scheduled for 2017 is now complete.
- General pothole repairs - ongoing throughout the city.
Broadway Street East Access Lane to Highway 9 North
This project is now complete and the access lane is open to traffic.
Dracup Avenue/Darlington Street Roundabout
Darlington Street from Eight Avenue to Delaere Drive
The new concrete Roundabout at the Dracup Avenue/Darlington Street intersection is complete and reopened to traffic. The roundabout has already greatly improved traffic flow through the inersection, rather than having a 4-way stop or traffic lights, and the roundabout is designed to accommodate future growth in the Dracup corridor. Underground infrastructure has been replaced at the intersection and along sections of Darlington Street. Darlington Street between Dracup Avenue and Delaere Drive has been patched and will be proposed for complete reconstruction in 2018. A very high water table in the area means the area must be dewatered by installing a well to lower ground water levels prior to any large scale reconstruction. This will aid in accelerating construction time next year and will also lower costs by not having to work in wet soil conditions below the surface.
Roundabout Opens September 1, 2017
Concrete Work at the Roundabout Nears Completion August 17
The first ring of concrete and an approach lane poured at the Roundabout
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This map shows the conceptual drawing of the roundabout and placement in the intersection. It was offset onto vacant city lands to reduce the impact on residents.
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, underground infrastructure replaced and a 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 began Tuesday, May 23, 2017 and Darlington Street from Eighth Avenue to Delaere Road was closed until the project was completed.
Q: What is the expected completion date for construction of the Dracup Avenue/Darlington Street Roundabout?
A: This project is now complete.
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.
Smith Street (Two Projects) - 7th Avenue to Dracup Avenue & Dracup Avenue to Highway 9
7th Avenue to Dracup Avenue
This is project is now completed.
Dracup Avenue to Highway 9
This project is now completed.
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Dracup South (Smith Street to Broadway Street) - Completed and Reopened
Dracup Avenue South reopened for traffic June 1, and the intersection at Smith Street and Dracup Avenue has reopened to three way traffic as well. Work remains on the east side of the intersection. Most landscaping in the area has been completed, although tree planting will be done in the Fall.
The new concrete roadway and all new underground servicing will ensure minimal issues with infrastructure in this area for many years to come. A big Thank You to businesses and residents for their patience and understanding during the construction process.
The Intersection at Smith Street and Dracup Avenue
The Last Lane of Concrete is Poured May 17, 2017
Pouring of the first lane of the concrete roadway May 3, 2017
Monday to Friday 7 am – 4 pm