Current construction (utility work)
Prior to Alberta Transportation and Economic Corridors (TEC) beginning work on the Highway 27 improvements (see Project Background below), the Town of Sundre is taking the opportunity to fix the watermain and replace sewer and storm sewer infrastructure that is located under Highway 27/Main Avenue between 1 Street and 4 Street.
This utility work began on September 24, 2023, and is anticipated to be complete in mid 2024, weather permitting.
Utility construction has now halted for the winter. Temporary four-way stops have been installed at 3 Street and 4 Street, and a temporary two-way stop has been installed at 2 street. "New" warning signs have been placed at these intersections to alert people to the new stop conditions. Please be vigilant and follow these new traffic controls.
When construction resumes in the spring, priority will be given to utility work at 3 Street and 4 Street. From there, construction will continue east, towards Centre Street.
We will host a public information session early in the new year to share details about the next phases of the project. Please check back for details.
Highway 27 plays a key role in supporting the growth and development of several central Alberta communities. Within the Town of Sundre, Highway 27 is designated as an Over Sized Over Weight (OSOW) route and is a key contributor to Alberta’s High Load Corridor.
TEC has planned improvements to Highway 27 through the Town of Sundre, from the east boundary of the Town to the west boundary. The improvements are designed to support safer, more efficient travel through this area and enhance pedestrian safety.
The planned improvements include:
· Single lane roundabout at Highway 27/22/584/Range Road 54 (10th Street) intersection
· Permanent mini roundabouts at 2, 3 and 4 Street (West) intersections
· Intersection improvements at 1 Street (West) (right-in, right-out)
· Pavement rehabilitation, improvements to curbs, gutters, sidewalks, access management and lighting.
Following public engagement in 2022, additional improvements were identified including intersection upgrades at Centre Street, the Red Deer River bridge approach slabs, signalization of Highway 760 intersection, waterline relocations and additional lighting improvements.
The temporary mini roundabouts installed as a pilot project in 2017 have been assessed and deemed effective in improving both traffic flow as well as pedestrian safety. As such, TEC have directed the installation of permanent roundabouts along Highway 27 at 2 Street, 3 Street and 4 Street in 2024.
The anticipated timeline for the Alberta Transportation improvements to Highway 27 is as follows:
· Fall 2023 – Complete preconstruction work and project tender
· Spring 2024 – Construction starts
· Fall 2024 – Construction completed
The construction of the roundabout at the Highway 27/22/84/Range Road 54 (10 Street) intersection is anticipated to start in Spring 2025. The necessary underground utility relocation work is expected to be completed in 2024 for this intersection.
For more information about the Highway 27 improvement project, visit Highway 27 Improvements (Sundre) | Alberta.ca
If you have questions about the current utility work or future phases of construction, please contact email@example.com.
Highway 27 Underground Infrastructure Replacement & Overlay Project Notice