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Oct 12

Progress Updates and What’s To Come?

Posted to 48 Ave Bridge Replacement Project by Ashton Ford

With the weather mainly cooperating over the past week, PSA and Border Paving were able to make significant progress on the bridge project. As of Friday morning, all trail paving has been completed, including within the new pedestrian underpass. This marks the end of all paving related to the construction project. Additionally, topsoil has been placed in all park and boulevard areas throughout the construction site.

In the coming week, PSA plans to install the posts and guardrails, as well as begin placing sod within the landscaped areas. The City expects that the final cleanup of the roads and project area will take place during the week of October 22 – 26, weather permitting. During that week, the line markings will be painted on the road, the safety barricades will be removed, and the new roadway and pedestrian trails should be opened to the public.

In the coming weeks, the City will be sharing information about an upcoming opening ceremony for the bridge and pedestrian underpass. This will be happening a few weeks after the bridge is open to the public, to celebrate the completion of the project.

The City would again, like to thank everyone for their patience and cooperation during this project. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Engineering Department at 780-672-4428 or at engineer@camrose.ca.


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Oct 10 – Paving the new trail from the south side of the new pedestrian underpass to the existing sidewalk on the south side of 48 Avenue, east of Mirror Lake

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Oct 11 – Border Paving completing the last section of the asphalt trail paving on the north side of 48 Avenue near the Bill Fowler Center. Piles of topsoil are visible, which will be spread out over the landscaped areas in advance of the placement of new sod.
Sep 24

Project Update - September 24, 2018

Posted to Aquatic Centre Renos by Website Administrator

The final design includes:

  • An addition to the existing building which will have an 8 lane 25m competition pool (lane pool) that will be deep enough for swimmers to dive in from the pool deck in the shallow end and from dive blocks in the deep end (10ft)
  • A brand new water slide that ends in a runway trough, rather than into the pool which is much safer for slide users and for swimmers
  • An in-ground 20 person hot tub
  • Two meeting/party rooms that have access right from the pool deck and to outside
  • A brand new outdoor water splash park to the immediate south side of the new addition.
  • A brand new leisure pool tank with lazy river and very shallow tots play area with play and spray feature along with a mid-size teach pool that will be about .7 to .9 m deep.
  • Fully updated change rooms with new tile, paint, fixtures, seating and showers
  • A fully family change room converted from the old meeting space and small family change room 
  • A large welcoming front desk, new tile and paint  in the front lobby
  • Larger staff change rooms

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Jul 07

Blue Dot Declaration Update Report - December 19, 2016

Posted to Blue Dot Movement by Website Administrator

On October 5th 2015, the City of Camrose approved the “Right to a Healthy Environment” Declaration. Camrose was the first City in Alberta to make such a declaration. The following lists various projects and actions taken by the City of Camrose related to the creation and maintenance of a healthy environment.
  • Energy Conservation – The Encana Arena Solar Power Project involved the installation of a 1,053,000 Watt solar power system, representing the second largest rooftop installation in Canada.
  • Energy Conservation – LED Streetlight Conversion – A contract was signed with Fortis for the replacement of City streetlights in 2017. We expect to replace 2,203 streetlights with low energy, dark-sky friendly LEDs in quarter three of 2017.
  • Water Protection – The Source Water Protection Plan, approved by both the City and the County of Camrose, will help protect the Battle River Watershed.
  • Water Protection – The Waste Water Treatment Project progressed with the selection of an upgrade technology to enhance the performance of our waster water treatment process.
  • Water Conservation – The draft Water Shortage Response Plan was created and circulated with the various stakeholders.
  • Water Conservation – The Low Flow Toilet Rebate Program.
  • Air Quality – The updated Smoking Bylaw prohibits smoking in public parks.
  • Air Quality – The continuation of the Naturalization Program with associated reductions in mowing requirements.
  • Transportation – The Community Bus Pilot Project was initiated including a combination of a fixed route and a group booking service.
  • Transportation – Improved trail system through the approved future installation of the 48th Street Underpass along with progress on the CP Rail Underpass. Once complete, these two projects will allow uninterrupted walkability from the north side to the south side of our beautiful City.
  • Promotion of Healthy Local Foods – Community services has plans for the expansion of the Community Gardens in 2017. This project may include plots in other areas of the City.
  • Reduced Solid Waste – Implementation of the new composting totes.
  • Reduced Chemical Use / Recycling – The millings produced from the various road overlay projects were repurposed to replace frequently used gravel roads with basic paved roads. This reduces the amount of maintenance required and eliminates the need for dust control chemical on those sections of road.
  • Increased Density – The approval of the updated Land Use Bylaw with related housing density provisions. These included reduced parking stall requirements and supports mixed use zoning.