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 2021 AT projects

McIntyre Drive Traffic Calming

Status: Contract for consulting services for design and construction inspection anticipated to be awarded in June 2021

Start Date: TBD

Project Description: Median islands will be repainted; installation of bi-directional bike lane demonstration project using concrete dividers. Consultant to provide detailed engineering drawings for re-surfacing and permanent traffic calming measures for 2022.

Purpose: Re-allocation of road way space to improve safety for all users.

Impact to Users: Expect surveying and painting crews in the roadway during installation. Temporary construction signs will be placed to advise of workers in the roadway.

Background information: McIntyre Drive Traffic Calming Report 2020

Enhanced school crossing at McIntyre Dr South and

Hamilton Blvd

Status: Not initiated to date

Start Date: TBD

Project Description: Installation of high visibility crossing markings

Purpose: Increase safety for pedestrians and cyclists crossing Hamilton Boulevard to access Elijah Smith School

Impact to Users: Expect surveying and painting crews in the roadway during installation. Obey all signs.

Background information: School Mobility Study (2017); improved multi-modal mobility (City Sustainability Plan)

Range Rd Paved Path Extension

Status: Construction design completed

Start Date: TBD

Project Description: Construction of a multi-use, non-motorized paved path extension from the termination of the airport trail constructed in 2019; trail branches to connect with intersection of Two Mile Hill Road at Alaska Highway and at Range Rd

Purpose:  To provide an all ages and abilities (AAA) connection between Two Mile Hill Rd and the airport trail

Impact to Users:  Cyclists and pedestrians will continue to use Range Rd south during construction

Background Information: Bicycle network plan 2018; improved multi-modal mobility (City Sustainability Plan -

Jack Hulland School Crossing and Paved Pathway

Status: Project design underway

Start Date: April 2021

Project Description: Improvements to the pedestrian crossing on Fir Street; construction of a non-motorized paved pathway along Fir Street adjacent to Jack Hulland School

Purpose:  To improve safety of school children crossing Fir Street, and accessing Jack Hulland School.

Impact to Users:  Expect surveying and construction crews on Fir Street

Background Information: School Mobility Plan and Bicycle Network Plan

4th Avenue Resurfacing – Main Street to Black Street

Status: Project design initiated

Start Date: TBD

Project Description: Mill and overlay with new asphalt; inlay lines and markings

Purpose:  To rehabilitate the pavement surface; to delineate lanes (bike lanes, centre turning lane) with permanent markings; lanes are surveyed to ensure consistent minimum lane width

Impact to Users:  Expect surveying and construction crews on 4th Avenue, cyclists are encouraged to use 3rd Avenue or 6th Avenue during construction

New Traffic Signals 4th Avenue and Main Street

Project Description: Replace existing traffic signals with LED lights; install cyclist activated push buttons on Main Street; add lane delineation signs above the corresponding lanes on 4th Avenue (left turn, straight/right turn, dedicated bicycle lane)

Purpose:  To replace aging traffic signals; to provide cyclists with an accessible push button to activate the lights from Main Street

Impact to Users:  Expect surveying and construction crews on 4th Avenue, expect delays as traffic is ???,

Two Mile Hill Paved Path crossing at Canadian Tire Exit

Status: Conceptual design completed

Start Date: TBD

Project Description: Re-build the crossing of the paved path at the Canadian Tire to reduce the crossing distance and reduce the speed of vehicles turning onto Two Mile Hill Road

Purpose:  Improve the safety for pedestrians and cyclists travelling in both directions on the Two Mile Hill paved path

Impact to Users:  Expect surveying and construction crews at the intersection; the exit may be closed during construction

Background Information: Bicycle Network Plan (2018)

Miscellaneous Paved Path Improvements

Minor paved path improvements planned for 2021

  • Two Mile Hill path crossing at Alaska Highway – re-alignment to improve site-lines for cyclists and pedestrians crossing the right-merge lane from Two Mile Hill Road to Alaska Highway northbound
  • Improvements to the transition zone between the paved path north of Elijah Smith School and the bicycle accessible shoulders on Hamilton Blvd north of the roundabout
  • Improvements to the transition zone between the paved cycle track and sidewalk at Selkirk Street School and the paved path south of the school

Tlingit Street

Tlingit Street Construction Notice


 

Cycling and Pedestrian Improvements

 

The map above highlights the location of capital projects planned for 2020 to improve cycling and pedestrian infrastructure.

Project timelines and other information will be updated as it is confirmed. COVID-19 may impact project timing and the availability of materials and supplies. 

McIntyre Drive Traffic Calming Pilot Project

Start Date: June

Purpose: The community has safety concerns for pedestrians and cyclists due to vehicles travelling over the posted speed limit of 30/hr.  Stantec has prepared a draft traffic calming plan. Phase 1 will be completed in 2020 and includes painted central medians at both neighbourhood entrances to visually narrow the roadway, and the installation of appropriate signage at the raised crossing.

Impact to Users: Expect surveying and painting crews in the roadway during installation. Temporary construction signs will be placed to advise of workers in the roadway.

Stairs between CGC and Mt. McIntyre Recreation Center

Construction: Ongoing 

Completion Date: Estimated August 15th

Purpose:  To improve pedestrian connectivity between the CGC and Mt. Mac Recreation Center.

Impact to Users:  Minimal impact during construction

Range Rd Intersection Design

Start Date: TBD

Purpose:  The Range Rd and Two Mile Hill intersection is one of the higher volume intersections in the City.  The geometry of the intersection is very large, and it is lacking many safety features for all users, resulting in confusion and high risk behaviours.  The objective is to improve the intersection to increase safety and level of service of all users.

Impact to Users: There will be no construction nor disruption in 2020.

Black Street Stairs - New Lower Section

Start Date:June 12, 2020

Anticipated Completion Date: August 12, 2020

Purpose:  Install a new section of stairs on the lower portion of the trail. This is a key connection between downtown and the neighbourhoods above the airport, and is used extensively for commuting, recreation and fitness.

Impact to Users:  Access to the existing upper section of stairs will be maintained during this construction.  An alternate route around the lower extension area is provided.  The exercise station at the base of the Black Street Trail will not be affected and will remain open.

More information

Black Street Stairs - Replace Upper Section

Start Date: TBD

Purpose: To replace the existing stairs (due to unstable slopes that has compromised the stairs). This is a key connection between downtown and the neighbourhoods above the airport, and is used extensively for commuting, recreation and fitness.

Impact to Users:  The major rehabilitation work on the existing stairs is planned for the latter half of the summer and will result in the closure of the stairs for a period of time.  The exact dates are not known at this time. The exercise station at the base of the Black Street Trail will not be affected and will remain open.

Escarpment Trail Extension – Black Street to Ogilvie Street

Start Date: TBD

Purpose: To continue the off-street type 1 trail along the escarpment (as per the Downtown Plan (2018) and the Bicycle Network Plan (2018)).  The 3 m trail will connect to the Black Street Trail and the escarpment trail to the south, and end to the north at the west end of Ogilvie Street.

Impact to Users: The existing dirt trail will be closed to all pedestrians and cyclists during construction. Please use 8th Avenue during construction. The park between Wheeler and Ogilvie will remain open.

Tlingit Street

Start Date: TBD

Purpose: To upgrade the surface and subsurface along Tlingit Street and to provide an off-street type 1 trail along the south side of Tlingit Street (as per the Marwell Plan and the Bicycle Network Plan).  The roadway and Type 1 trail is planned for constructing in 2020, with landscaping following in 2021.

Impact to Users: Detours and road closures will be in effect. Please obey all signs and flag personnel.

Crosswalk upgrades 4th Avenue

Start Date: TBD

Purpose: To upgrade the flashing lights and signage to increase the visibility of the crosswalk.

Impact to Users: None anticipated

 

updated July 14, 2020