2018 Yorkton Construction Projects
Construction Update - July 20, 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 1, Myrtle Ave to James Avenue, and Stage 2, James Avenue to Barbour, are now complete. Stage 3, Barbour to Dalbrooke Drive begins August 7th. Completion date is August 18th, weather permitting.
- 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 is being emoved and replaced with new asphalt from Myrtle Avenue to Dalebrooke Drive this summer. This project is being done in three stages. 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 final stage, Barbour Avenue to Dalebrooke Drive, gets underway August 7th and is expected to be completed by August 18, weather permitting.
Stage 1, Mrytle to James Ave and Stage 2, James Ave to Barbour Ave are now complete.
Stage 3, Barbour Avenue to Dalebrooke is scheduled to start August 7th and be completed by August 18th, weather permitting. Detour maps are below.
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 repaving will be done in three phases in 2018.
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. The westbound (north) side is now complete and work is underway on the the eastbound (south) side.
Stage 2: James Avenue to Barbour Avenue between July 9 and July 18, weather permitting. The westbound side will be resurfaced first, followed by the east side.
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.
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.
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.
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 Laurier Avenue to Highway 9 will be undertaken in 2019.
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