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Press Release - A portion of 49 Avenue closed temporarily starting August 24
Friday, August 23, 2019 / Categories: Press Releases

Press Release - A portion of 49 Avenue closed temporarily starting August 24

A portion of 49 Avenue, from west of 49 Street (near the Microtel) to 47 Street, will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic starting Saturday, August 24.  The closure will allow for the installation of a storm sewer main.  Work will begin at 8:00 a.m. August 24, and the road is scheduled to be closed until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 27.  If work is completed ahead of schedule, the road will re-open to all traffic early.  

  • A barricade will be erected on 49 Avenue west of 49 Street (near the Microtel).  

  • A barricade will be erected on 49 Avenue at 47 Street, and one lane will remain open to “local traffic” only so that patrons and staff of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Whitecourt and Northern Gateway Public Schools can access the properties.  

Please refer to the accompanying map for further details.  Motorists and pedestrians are asked to obey all posted signs and use alternate routes through the downtown area.

Whitecourt Transit service will be affected by this closure.

  • There will be no service at Bus Stop #25 during the road closure.  Transit riders are asked to use Bus Stop #3 or #4 as alternate locations for service.

  • There will be no service at Bus Stop #26 during the road closure.  Transit riders are asked to use Bus Stop Bus Stop #3, #4 or #24 as alternate locations for service.

The patience and cooperation of motorists and residents is appreciated. 

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