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Stormwater improvement project in Didsbury on budget

Revitalization included fencing, plantings and street lighting to create continuity along Didsbury's 20th Street corridor

DIDSBURY - Phase 2 of the 20th Street stormwater and surface revitalization construction project has been completed on time and on budget, says the town's chief administrative officer.

In a report to council at the March 22 council meeting, Ethan Gorner said the project involved the installation of approximately 200 metres of storm main and several catch basins to collect the surface water.

The water is conveyed to the Southridge coulee outfall, which was constructed last year, he said.

“The revitalization included a replacement of asphalt, 200 metres of sidewalk and 200 metres of new curb and gutter installed on the east side,” he said. 

“Several improvements to the overall landscaping were also completed including the installation of 200 metres of chain link fencing and over 200 trees, shrubs and ornamental plants along the east side and at the 17th Avenue T-intersection. The project was on time and on budget.”

As part of the project, street lighting was improved in the project areas to align with the heritage aesthetic and create continuity along the 20th Street corridor, he said.

That part of the project was completed in January and on budget, he said.

“A second phase of street light improvements was approved in 2021 to replace four older industrial-style gooseneck overhead lights with heritage-style lights to match the lights installed during the 20th Street stormwater project. The project has not yet commenced, but it is anticipated to be completed in 2022.”

Council accepted Gorner’s report as information.


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