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100 Avenue downtown to reopen Monday

It’s official: traffic should be able to use 100 Avenue downtown again by Monday. The city says the stretch from 100 Street to 102 Street will reopen to vehicle traffic and parking that day.

The third phase of the downtown rehabilitation project between 101 Street and 102 Street got underway in May. 101 Street to 100 Street was then closed at the end of June.

Construction was slated to wrap up on October 15th, but City representative Monty Haughian said then that adding extra water services and lifting part of the road to help with storm runoff led to some delays. The work also included replacing more than 1,000 metres of storm, sanitary and water pipes, along with paving and installing streetlights and trees.

After the 29th, there will still be some work along the sidewalks to do. Crews will be doing some landscaping, adding more paving stones, signs, and furniture, as well as electrical work.

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The fourth and final phase of downtown rehab will run along 100 Avenue from 100 Street to 98 Street. A timeline for that has not yet been set and will be up to city council to fund.

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