City of Lacombe undertakes Maple Drive improvements


The City of Lacombe has awarded the contract for the 2014 Maple Drive Improvement Project to Central City Asphalt Ltd., and entered into contracts with Stantec Consulting for engineering and construction management services, and with AMEC Earth & Environmental for geotechnical quality assurance materials testing, at a total estimated cost of $1,566,355.

“We are pleased to have received special project funding from the Alberta Government to improve Maple Drive, as it allows us to mitigate the negative impact to traffic flow caused by the removal of the 58 Street/Ducket Road and Highway 2 intersection,” said Mayor Steve Christie. “I would also like to thank Canadian University College (CUC) and the Alberta Conference of the Seventh Day Adventist Church for contributing to this project.”

“The Maple Drive Improvement project provides an overdue repair and pedestrian minded enhancement of an important north/south corridor,” said Chief Administrative Officer Norma MacQuarrie. “The design of this project included considerable community stakeholder consultation, and where feasible, their input was incorporated into the final design.”

The bulk of the improvement project consists of rehabilitating the pavement surface; selectively repairing base failures; installing curbs and gutters; and building pedestrian corridors (sidewalks & trail), including a pedestrian-activated crossing to the CUC’s Physical Education Centre.

Construction on the project is expected to start later this month, with major work adjacent to the CUC main campus to be completed by the end of August, and work south of the campus to be finished by October 15, 2014.

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