2018 Yorkton Construction Projects

 

Construction Update - June 18, 2018

Infrastructure repairs/roadway reconstruction
   February to October 2018

Current Construction

  • 2018 Sidewalk Replacement Program - Underway throughout the City.
  • Broadway Street - Highway # 9 Intersection Reconstruction The project is on schedule and will be completed by July 9, weather permitting. Details below!
  • Broadway Street West Resurfacing - Stage 1 Myrtle Ave to James Avenue north side is complete!  Work is underway on the south side.  Details below!
  • General pothole/frost boil repairs - Ongoing throughout the City
  • Leech Lake Water Line Replacement  - This project is now complete. 

Broadway Street - Highway # 9 Intersection Reconstruction

Detour Routes Maps And Q & A Below

UPDATE June 18, 2018:  Intersection reconstruction is moving along well and is on schedule for completion July 9, weather permitting. The east side of the intersection is complete and north south traffic has been directed to the new road surface on the east side of the intersection.  Construction of the west side of the intersection got underway last week and the first lane of concrete and approaches from Broadway are now curing.  The final lanes of concrete are expected to be poured late this week, weather permitting.  For detour routes please see the map below for details.


Phase 1 (East side of Highway 9) is now complete


Phase 2 (West side of Highway 9) Detour Map


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Commonly Asked Questions - Broadway Street - Highway # 9 Intersection Reconstruction

Q: What is the extent of this project?
A: This project includes the complete reconstruction and replacement of the Broadway Street and Highway # 9 intersection. This includes reconstruction of the roadbed of the intersection and replacement of the existing asphalt with new concrete resurfacing.

Q: When did this project get underway?
A: This project began May 7, 2018.

Q: What is the expected completion date for this project?
A: The expected completion date for this project is July 9, weather permitting.

Q: How will traffic patterns be affected during this project?
A: The project will be done in two phases, the east and then west sides of the intersection of Highway 9. Detours will be in effect for each phase, please see the map below for details. Maps will be updated as the project continues.

There will be no East-West traffic on Broadway Street through the intersection during construction. Traffic will be rerouted to 7th Avenue and Hamilton Street. Darlington Street and York Road will both be open to East-West traffic as usual.

During Phase 1, North bound traffic will follow the detour along Hamilton Road to Broadway Street East and back to Highway 9 North. During Phase 2 there waill be two way traffic north and south on the East side of the intersection.

Q: Why are we using concrete rather than asphalt?
A: Concrete is much more durable than asphalt in high traffic roadways, particularly intersections where heavy trucks create a “churning” effect on the roadway during starting and stopping. The price is also comparable.

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 Engineering Department @ 306-786-1710.

Broadway Street West Resurfacing
Stage 1 - Myrtle Avenue to James Avenue

This project is being done in three phases.  The first stage, Myrtle Avenue to James Avenue started June 11 and will be completed by June 24, weather permitting.   The old roadway surface will be removed and replaced with new asphalt.  Only one side of Broadway will be under construction at any one time.  The westbound side is now complete and westbound traffic has returned to normal.   Detours for eastbound traffic remain in effect, please follow signage. 

 

Stage 1, Phase 1 - (North side of Broadway) is now complete


Stage 1, Phase 2 - (South side of Broadway) Eastbound Traffic Detour Map


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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 July 30 and August 8, 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 8, 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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