2018 Yorkton Construction Projects
Construction Update - August 22 , 2018
Infrastructure repairs/roadway reconstruction
February to October 2018
- 2018 Sidewalk Replacement Program - Completed!
- Broadway Street - Highway # 9 Intersection Reconstruction Completed and re-opened June 29th, 10 days early!
- Broadway Street West Resurfacing - Stage 3, Barbour to Dalbrooke Drive began August 7th and was completed August 15, three days ahead of schedule. Stage 1, Myrtle Ave to James Avenue, and Stage 2, James Avenue to Barbour, were completed earlier this summer.
- Darlington St. from Dracup to Delaere resurfacing - Completed.
- General pothole/frost boil repairs - Ongoing throughout the City
- Leech Lake Water Line Replacement - Completed.
Broadway Street West Resurfacing
The old roadway surface was removed and replaced with new asphalt from Myrtle Avenue to Dalebrooke Drive this summer. The project was done in three stages, and the first stage, Myrtle Avenue to James Avenue started June 11 was completed June 22, two days early. Stage 2, James Avenue to Barbour Avenue, started July 9 and was completed on schedule July 18. The third stage, Barbour Avenue to Dalebrooke Drive, got underway August 7th and was completed August 15, three days ahead of schedule. This completes the City's work on Broadway for this year. The section from Dalebrooke to Highway 10, as well as Highway 10 from Broadway Street to Queen Street, will be resurfaced by the Provincial Highways Department and is scheduled for early October. In 2019, Council has allocated budget to resurface Broadway Street East from Myrtle Avenue to Highway 9.
Commonly Asked Questions – Broadway Street Resurfacing
Q: What work will be carried out in 2018?
A: The old asphalt roadway surface will be removed and a new asphalt overlay will be installed from Dalebrook Drive to Laurier Avenue. New curbs will also be installed where necessary. The City's part of the project will be done in three phases in 2018. The section from Dalebrooke to Highway 10, as well as Highway 10 from Broadway Street to Queen Street, will be resurfaced by the Provincial Highways Department.
Q: When is the start date for this project?
A: Stage 1: Myrtle Avenue to James Avenue between June 11 and June 24, weather permitting. This stage was completed June 22.
Stage 2: James Avenue to Barbour Avenue between July 9 and July 18, weather permitting. This project was completed July 18th.
Stage 3: Barbour Avenue to Dalebrooke Drive between August 7 and August 18 , weather permitting. The westbound side will be resurfaced first, followed by the east side. This project was complete August 15.
Provincial Project: The section from Dalebrooke Drive to Highway 10, as well as Highway 10 from Broadway Street to Queen Street will be resurfaced by the provincial Highways Department and is scheduled for early October.
Q: How will traffic be affected during the resurfacing of the street?
A: Only one side of Broadway Avenue will be under construction at any one time. One way traffic will be maintained with detours in place for traffic on the construction side. Residents of the area north of Broadway in the project area during Stage 3 should expect increased traffic during the construction period. Patrons of A & W and Tim Hortons and visitors to the Yorkton Tribal Council corporate office will need to use the north detour route for access while their Broadway St. access is blocked during construction.
Q: What is the expected completion date for all three 2018 phases of the Broadway resurfacing project?
A: This project is expected to be completed by August 18th, weather permitting. All three stages were completed by August 15th .
Q: Will there be road closures and detours?
A: Yes. Signage will be posted by the contractor prior to any closures/detours.
Q: Why is the City not replacing the underground infrastructure at the same time as repaving the roadway?
A: The cost of replacing aging infrastructure beneath Broadway was estimated at some $50,000,000 in 2014 and will be higher now. The City applied for cost shared funding from the federal and provincial governments each year since that time but was unsuccessful. While we would much rather do the underground work at the same time as the roadway, the condition of the roadway means it must be replaced now. We cannot wait indefinitely for future cost shared funding which is uncertain at best.
Q: Were surrounding businesses notified of the project?
A: Surrounding businesses were given notification of the project in person prior to the start date.
Q: How do I get my recycling and garbage picked up during the construction period?
A: Regular back lane garbage and recycling pickup along Broadway Street will not be affected.
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 at 306-786-1760 or the Engineering Department at 306-786-1710.
Q: When will the remainder of Broadway Street be resurfaced?
A: Resurfacing the remainder of Broadway Street from Myrtle Avenue to Highway 9 will be undertaken in 2019.
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