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HWY 27 Improvements

HWY 27 Improvements

(Updated May 2, 2024)

The Town’s remaining portion of the Highway 27 construction has commenced and is expected
to be completed late spring to early summer, depending on weather.  This includes completing
the replacement of critical underground infrastructure and existing service connections to
businesses along the highway between Centre Street and 4 th  Street.  On March 7, 2024, the Town
invited businesses with direct access to Highway 27 between the bridge east of Centre Street and
just west of 4 th  Street NW to a meeting to discuss the 2025 traffic accommodation strategy. 
These businesses were directly impacted during the Town’s portion of construction during the
fall of 2023, as the traffic accommodation strategy at that time required direct access to the
highway to be closed, which caused a severe impact to these businesses.  In 2025, Transportation
and Economic Corridors (TEC), will commence their portion of the construction, with a
possibility of some of the work beginning in fall of 2024.

The Town requested that TEC come up with an alternate strategy that would allow access to the
businesses to remain open during their construction period in 2025.  TEC has come back with the
most workable solution, which will reroute westbound traffic along 1 st  Avenue NW.  This project
has been technically complicated due to the nature of the geography in Sundre, and because
Highway 27 is part of the High Load Corridor Network for oversize, overweight vehicles, which
has made traffic accommodation strategies particularly complex.

On March 18 th , TEC and the Town met with residents along 1 st  Avenue NW to discuss the
alternate route, as they will be directly impacted by the 2025 construction.  It is our hope that the
residents will support the detour route, and the inconvenience for one season to ensure our
downtown businesses have the ability to remain viable and sustainable during the 2025
construction period.

On April 24, TEC and the Town hosted an additional information session for other businesses
and residents. 

The construction that is currently underway is the replacement of the Town’s aging underground
infrastructure, which is expected to be complete late spring or early summer, depending on

TEC and the Town have engaged a communication strategist to ensure that concerns and
communication with stakeholders and the public are addressed through one source for
consistency and reliability.  All concerns and questions with regard to the Town’s portion of the
construction, or the TEC’s construction can be directed via email to:


Contact Information

If you have questions about the current utility work or future phases of construction, please contact

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