Construction Projects & Notifications

The Town of Okotoks has many new construction and infrastructure projects.  This includes the completion of multi-phased projects started in previous years and the planning of new multi-phased projects that will enhance the Town’s roadways, utilities, buildings, and recreational parks and facilities. We know that construction can impact residents and businesses and we thank you for your patience while we complete this work.  

Current Projects & Notifications

To view the map of current construction projects in Okotoks, please click the button below.

Construction Projects

Laurie Boyd Pedestrian Bridge Replacement Project
Project Details

The Laurie Boyd Pedestrian Bridge is the primary pedestrian connection to the pathway network in the river valley from the north side of town.  To enhance active transportation for users, the bridge is being replaced.  The existing bridge is anticipated to remain open for the majority of the construction.  Review the Construction Updates section for further details.  Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Click on the link below to see bridge rendering images.

LAURIE BOYD PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE RENDERINGS 

The new bridge infrastructure will include:

  • A much wider bridge deck accommodating greater access and various modes of active transportation (e.g. a double-wide stroller)
  • Lighting and a shallower bridge camber (arch) for better visibility and easier access
  • Increased load allowance to support maintenance and emergency vehicles

Construction Updates

September 25, 2018

Construction activity will be gaining momentum as crews prepare to install the new Laurie Boyd Pedestrian Bridge over the coming days.  The bridge is being installed starting Tuesday, September 25 at approximately 10:00am and will take several days, weather permitting.  

During construction, the current bridge and pathway area will be CLOSED with no bridge/pathway access for several hours each day. Closure signage will be in place; please avoid the area during the construction process.

With the exception of these short closures, the existing bridge will remain in service until the new one is operational.  Thank you for your patience and cooperation.  

September 17, 2018

Upcoming Installation of New Laurie Boyd Pedestrian Bridge
Construction activity will be gaining momentum as crews prepare to install the new Laurie Boyd Pedestrian Bridge over the coming days.  The new bridge is expected to be installed the week of September 24, weather permitting.  Please note that the new bridge structure will be brought to the site using the road near the Lions Campground on September 24 at 10pm; please expect minor construction activity and noise at this location.

During construction, the current bridge and pathway area will be CLOSED with no bridge/pathway access for several hours each day.  Closure signage will be in place; please avoid the area during the construction process.

With the exception of these short closures, the existing bridge will remain in service until the new one is operational.  Thank you for your patience and cooperation.  

July 27, 2018
Laurie Boyd pedestrian bridge construction is expected to start the week of July 30, weather permitting, and be completed in late fall 2018.  As noted in the graphic below, some parking stalls will be temporarily blocked in the Library/Municipal Centre parking lot for construction; alternative parking is available by Ethel Tucker Park.  Also, users of the pathway behind the Library will be detoured to the trail located at the south end of the parking lot; please be careful when parking as there will be construction traffic and pedestrians using the lot as well.  Watch for pathway closure, detour and other construction signage and use caution while in the area.   Thank you for your patience and cooperation.  For project updates, please continue to check this page.  

April 27, 2018
As a part of the Laurie Boyd Pedestrian Bridge project, electrical work will be done in the area shown below on Thursday, May 3. The work is anticipated to last one day. Pathway closures/detours will be in place during this work; please use caution while in the area.  Thank you for your patience and cooperation.  For full project details and bridge renderings please see Project Details.

48 Street Closure
Project Details

The subdivision developer will be rebuilding the surface of 48 Street in the area shown in the graphic below starting October 4 with expected completion by October 31weather permitting. 

During this work, this section of road will be CLOSED with only local traffic permitted.  Okotoks residents are advised to use the detours that will be in place. Please watch for and obey signage.  Delays associated with using an alternate route should be expected.  Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Water Treatment Plant Bridge Project
Project Details

In support of the Town’s Flood Response Plan, a bridge will be constructed between the top of the Woodhaven escarpment to the Water Treatment Plant (WTP). The primary purpose of this grant-funded project is to provide personnel with uninterrupted access to the WTP during major flood events. Uninterrupted access to the WTP is critical as it supplies all of the treated water for the town.

The scope of this project includes the construction of the new bridge, reconstruction of the pathway, and landscaping restoration. To accommodate the new bridge, a short section of the pathway system will be realigned.

The bridge construction is anticipated to begin June 18, weather permitting, and be completed in fall 2018.  The green Woodhaven stairs will be CLOSED during construction.   Periodic pathway closures may be required during construction. Pedestrian detours will be in place.  The material haul route is adjacent to the Lions Campground/Sheep River Playground. Appropriate safety measures will be in place for vehicles and pedestrians.

Please see images below:

For more information contact Engineering Services at 403-995-8930.

Construction Updates

October 11, 2018
To facilitate this week's bridge construction/installation, required pathway closures are ongoing and the green Woodhaven stairs will remain closed during this work.  Pedestrian detour and other construction signage is posted; please obey and use caution while in the area.  The stairs are expected to be re-opened the week of October 15.  Thank you for your patience and cooperation. 

October 5, 2018
Check out the bridge installation progress!  The bridge is anticipated to be installed on Friday, October 12.

October 2, 2018

Woodhaven Pathway/Stair Closure and Bridge Assembly

To facilitate this week's bridge assembly and safe construction access, required pathway closures are ongoing and the green Woodhaven stairs will again be closed during construction.  Pedestrian detour and other construction signage is posted; please obey and use caution while in the area.  Thank you for your patience and cooperation. 

July 25, 2018

Woodhaven Pathway/Stair Closures & Fill Hauling

The Water Treatment Plant (WTP) bridge project is underway and is expected to be completed in the fall of 2018. The primary purpose of this grant-funded project is to provide uninterrupted Town personnel access to the WTP during a flood event.

To facilitate earth fills and safe construction access, required pathway closures are ongoing (see graphic below).  Note that the green Woodhaven stairs will also remain closed during construction.  Fill hauling is underway and ongoing; traffic control personnel will be on-site.  

Pedestrian detour and other construction signage is posted; please obey and use caution while in the area.  Thank you for your patience and cooperation. 

 

June 8, 2018
Construction is anticipated to begin June 18 and be completed in fall 2018.

April 27, 2018
As part of the Water Treatment Plant (WTP) footbridge project, Fortis’ contractor will be starting minor underground work on Monday, April 30.  The work will occur north of the green stairs near the WTP (see image below).  They will need to close the pathway, but will implement a pedestrian detour.  Please use caution while in the area.  The work is expected to be completed within the day.  Thank you for your patience.  For full project details, please scroll down.

Banister Gate Closure
Project Details

To facilitate deep service utility installation for the Wedderburn and D’Arcy subdivisions, Banister Gate will be closed from approximately September 26 - October 23, weather permitting; see image below.  Residents are asked to follow the detour signage that will be in place during this time.  Please use caution while in this area. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.   

Zone 4N Watermain Project
Construction Updates

October 10, 2018
Banister Drive is currently open;  a closure of it is expected next week to complete paving, weather permitting.

August 29, 2018
As part of ongoing construction for the Zone 4N watermain project, please be advised that Banister Drive remains closed; detours will be in place during this closure.  Carr Park and the fields adjacent to Good Shepherd School will be partially closed for the duration of construction. Watermain installation is complete. Final paving and landscaping work is in progress. The contractor has implemented safety measures (fencing) to isolate the work area from the school field.

August 2, 2018
As part of ongoing construction for the Zone 4N watermain project, please be advised that Banister Drive will be closed starting the week of August 13 for approximately three weeks.  Detours will be in place during this closure.  Carr Park and the fields adjacent to Good Shepherd School will be partially closed for the duration of construction.  Please click on the buttons below to see images.    Please use caution while near the construction areas.  Thank you for your patience and cooperation.  For project details and updates please continue to check this page.

Banister Drive Closure

Carr Park Partial Closure

Fields Partial Closure

July 16, 2018
Construction for this project is expected to begin on July 23, 2018 weather permitting.

Project Details

As part of the Town of Okotoks’ strategic direction to enable community growth, the Town will begin constructing a dedicated water distribution main July 23, weather permitting.  The work is expected to be completed later this summer.  This project is required to extend water distribution service to lands north of Bannister Gate. The approximate alignment of the watermain is shown in the image at the bottom of the page. 

As part of this project, and in alignment with Active Transportation, the Town will build a new regional pathway on top of the watermain along the east side of the playing fields at Good Shepherd School. This pathway will provide year-round opportunities for active transportation and recreation by interconnecting, park spaces, schools and the Recreation Centre between existing and new communities.

Patterson Road Surface and Deep Utility Replacement
Project Details

LBCO Contracting Ltd., on the behalf of the Town of Okotoks, is expected to commence road surface and deep utility replacement (water and sewer) work June 11.  The work is expected to be completed by the end of July, weather permitting.

This project includes replacing aging watermain, sanitary sewer, and pavement on Patterson Road (green outline) and the replacement of individual lot sanitary and water service connections to the property line.  The sanitary sewer main will be lowered by up to 1m to help achieve better grading to the property line.  Road structure will be redone with new pavement added from curb to curb. The sanitary sewer near the Clark Avenue stairs (yellow outline) will be replaced and will require the closure of the stairs (pedestrian detour signage will be put in place).  Suggested detours are Wylie Park, Crescent Road and Veterans Way.

Given the scope of the work, please expect road closures; construction signage will be in place.   Parking in front of homes on Patterson Road will likely not be possible during the construction period; there will be pedestrian access to homes only.  Alternative parking will need to be found on adjacent streets (e.g. Clark, Mountain, etc.).  A long-term parking option for extra vehicles and/or recreational vehicles can be made available in the NW corner of the Okotoks Recreation Centre parking lot. 

Regarding waste collection, bins will be set up at either end of Patterson Road for residents to place their garbage, organics and recycling.   LBCO is expected to follow up with further updates.

The Town thanks you for your patience and cooperation during this project. For more information and project updates please check this page or contact Mitchell Kowalski, Engineering Technologist, at  403-938-8053.

Construction Updates

September 25, 2018
The Clark Avenue stairs are now open.  Please use caution as workers and equipment are still on site.

September 10, 2018
Patterson Road is now open.  The stairs at Clark Avenue remain closed and are expected to re-open by the end of September; suggested detours are Wylie Park, Crescent Road and Veterans Way.

August 29, 2018
For the Road Surface and Deep Utility Replacement project, Patterson Road remains closed; it is expected to be paved and re-opened in mid-September; detours are in place.  The stairs at Clark Avenue are also closed and are expected to re-open by the end of September; suggested detours are Wylie Park, Crescent Road and Veterans Way.  See image below.

August 2, 2018
As part of this project, Mountain Street East will be closed on Tuesday, August 7 for approximately one day, weather permitting.  See image below.  Detour signage will be in place.  Please use caution while in this area .  Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Alberta Transportation Highway 549 Bridge Replacement Project
Project Details

Please be advised that Alberta Transportation, and their contractor Volker Stevin, will be replacing the bridge over Wilson Creek on Highway 549, west of Okotoks (see image below).  The work is expected from mid-July to mid-October.  The existing bridge will be demolished; detour signage will be placed on-site.  Expect traffic delays.

Playground Improvements at Riverside & Cedar Grove Parks
Project Details

Construction is set to begin this summer!  For details on what playground designs were picked and more, click buttons below.

CEDAR GROVE

RIVERSIDE

Zone 3N/4N Reservoir Upgrade
Project Details

This project is to complete a detailed design to upgrade the Zone 3N Reservoir in order service the Wedderburn, North D'Arcy and future north lands; to accept water and control water from a future regional potable water pipeline and replace aging electrical pumps and controls.  The project scope also includes expansion of the existing pump house building; installation of Zone 4N pumps; replacement of Zone 3N pumps and installation of transfer pumps to allow for transfer to Zone 2 reservoir.

This project is required to allow for development of Wedderburn and D'Arcy north of Bannister Gate, by providing water to a new pressure zone. It will also allow water to be received from a regional pipeline and replace assets that are due for life cycle replacement. Updated controls and pumps will also result in energy savings.

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