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Friday, May 6, 2022 / Categories: Press Releases

Press Release - Construction season has kicked off in Whitecourt

Construction season has started, and there will be a number of projects undertaken throughout Whitecourt this summer season.

Dahl Drive Improvement Project

Following last year’s activities, E Construction will be working to complete the Dahl Drive improvements, starting with
landscaping from May 9 through May 16. Tasks include adding topsoil near the curbs, and seeding. Please use caution
in the area.
• The project is scheduled to take place May 9 through May 16. Work will take place 7:00am to 7:00pm
• Traffic patterns through the area may change as the project progresses, and will include temporary lane closures.
Please drive with caution, and obey all posted signs and speed limits.
• Sidewalk and trail access will remain open.

Rotary Park Road Extension

Roadway design work is nearing completion, and construction of the 50 Street/Legion Street extension into Rotary Park
is scheduled to start July 2022. To meet the construction season window, site clearing for the road and new parking lot
development has been completed. Construction of the road extension is not anticipated to impact operations of the River
Slides or Splash Park throughout the summer season, or upcoming Party In The Park and Canada Day events.

The road extension project has been on Whitecourt’s 20 Year Capital and Major Maintenance Plan since the adoption of
the 2017 Sportfield Master Plan. The Sportfield Master Plan identifies projects to meet community outdoor recreational
needs for the next 15 years and includes enhancements for Rotary Park, Graham Acres and the Community Learning
Campus area (near the Ecole St. Joseph School site). Other projects that were part of the Sportfield Master Plan that
have been completed in Rotary Park include development of a parking lot, Festival Way, and a concession/washroom
facility.

Follow Whitecourt on social media for updates

The 2022 Street Improvement Program includes enhancements to several areas throughout the community, and
information and schedules for those projects will be shared when available. Please follow the Whitecourt Facebook page
@TownofWhitecourt for updates.
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