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.
Construction Projects & Notifications
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.
June 8, 2018
Construction is anticipated to begin June 11 and be completed by the end of July.
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.
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.
Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of CP Rail, some repair work was not able to be completed on May 27 and 28. Therefore, CP will be returning to town to repair the crossing surface on Northridge Drive and on the pedestrian crossing across from the former creamery site on Riverside Drive (see image below). This work will require road closures. Detour signage will be in place to assist drivers to navigate around the construction area. The repairs are scheduled for the following dates, weather permitting:
Northridge Drive: Sunday, June 24
Riverside Drive: Monday, June 25
Repairs will start at approximately 3:00 am and last until approximately 6:00 pm. Expect major delays during construction; please avoid the area as much as possible. Thank you for your cooperation.
For more information, questions or concerns, please contact the Town of Okotoks Engineering Services at 403-995-2760 or visit the CP website at www.cpr.ca
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 expected to be replaced this summer. The start of construction is subject to permitting. The existing bridge is anticipated to remain open for the majority of the construction. Click on the link below to see bridge rendering images.
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
Please check this page for more details coming soon.
For more info contact Engineering Services at 403-995-2783
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.
As part of the Town of Okotoks’ strategic direction to enable community growth, the Town will be constructing a dedicated water distribution main this year. 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 below at the bottom of the page. For more projct details, please click on the document bleow.
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.
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.
Four new lots are being constructed on Drake Landing Loop on the former day care centre lot, located on the east side of Drake Landing Loop across from the park.
Construction of these lot services and subsequent sidewalk and road paving commenced on Thursday, May 24; detour signs have also been placed (see image below).
We would like to advise that vehicle and pedestrian traffic will be limited during this time. Please obey the construction signs and be aware of workers in this area. When possible use the west entrance to Drake Landing Loop to avoid the construction area, and please monitor children when enjoying the park area. We appreciate your cooperation and patience during this work.
Mon - Fri: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm