David Dodge, EFCL District B

David Dodge EFCL Past President and past district rep for Lago Lindo, Kilkenny, McLeod, Evansdale, Northmount, Londonderry, Steele Heights, Balwin, Killarney, Delwood, Glengarry, Rosslyn, Belvedere community leagues in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Photo by Rob Agostinis

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Update on Sinking Roads in Northeast Edmonton

Here's an Update on Sinking Roads in Northeast Edmonton from the City of Edmonton, provided buy Councillor Ed Gibbons:

Three neighbourhoods (Ozerna, Matt Berry and Hollick Kenyon) have had premature road base failure on a number of roadways as a result of wet subgrade conditions.  The mitigation measures for this are to dig up the road and base, install drainage systems to intercept the flow of moisture and replace the base and road surface.

This work has been ongoing for 3 years at the rate of about 1 km/yr.  The upcoming 3 year capital program continues this work and the most deteriorated areas are being programmed for reconstruction at an ongoing rate of about 1 km/yr.  The funding for this work is from within the neighbourhood renewal programs (both roads and drainage), and it is anticipated to take an additional 12 years to complete the work

The construction standards that led to this problem have been changed to avoid the same issue occurring in future.

This update was provided to Ed Gibbons by Brice W Stephenson, Manager, Transportation Operations.

This update was from Councillor Ed Gibbons. You can reach him at: ed.gibbons@edmonton.ca

The sinking roads issue has been a long standing concern of Area 17. 

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