City celebrates ambitious capital construction season
October 25, 2022

The City of Edmonton is wrapping up another successful construction season—one of the most ambitious capital seasons in history, representing more than 300 projects. From roadways to parks, and everything in between, these projects contribute to a healthy, safe and vibrant place for Edmontonians to live, work and play. 

“We do more than build buildings, bridges and recreation centres,” said Adam Laughlin, Deputy City Manager, Integrated Infrastructure Services. “We build communities. We are building a city Edmontonians can both live and thrive in. As we near the close of a four-year, $7 billion capital program, we’re pleased to report that 92 per cent of these projects were on budget, and more than 70 per cent were completed on or ahead of schedule.”

This year, three neighbourhood renewal projects were completed, renewing more than 100 kilometres of roadways. There were also four new and renewed park projects and seven trail renewals completed.

“We build with purpose to create places people want to be. At the same time, it’s important for us to maintain those spaces through the years,” Laughlin said. “That’s why we put an emphasis on renewal in our capital budgets, so we can extend the life of elements in our city without having to spend a lot down the road to replace.” 

On top of renewal, the City completed work on five supportive housing units, providing 210 safe spaces for people in need. 

Exciting progress was also made on major transportation projects like the Yellowhead Trail Freeway Conversion Program, Terwillegar Drive Expansion and city bridges, as well as LRT work. Redevelopment of the Stadium Station is nearing completion. The two new platforms at NAIT/Blatchford Market station and Blatchford Gate were also completed and solar panels will be installed on the canopies later this year. These are just some of the projects that were completed this season to build Edmonton. 

While the majority of outdoor construction wraps up in the fall, construction season in Edmonton never truly ends. Work continues through the colder months to ensure City-built projects will be ready for Edmontonians as soon as possible. Indoor work, planning and design for upcoming projects and engagement with Edmontonians continues all year round. 

A fact sheet with project specifics can be found here.
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