Storm water project crosses Highway 28

NEWS RELEASE
May 26, 2016
For immediate release

Storm water project crosses Highway 28

Cold Lake, AB – The Meadows Storm Water Trunk Extension will soon begin to make its way across Highway 28.

The project, which is set to start by June 1, will deepen Palm Creek and complete a new, 1.2-metre storm water line crossing Highway 28 at 55 Avenue.

“This is a large project that will see a very big pipe installed under Highway 28 to serve the Meadows and Brady Heights,” Chief Administrative Officer Kevin Nagoya said. “The bottleneck at this point has been a limiting factor to development in Cold Lake South, so this will be big step forward for the community.”

Motorists will experience periodic delays on Highway 28 by 55 Avenue as work is undertaken to extend the storm water trunk under the road. The project is expected to be complete by the end of October this year.

“We are thanking motorists in advance for their cooperation and understanding – we know that there will be some delays as construction crews lay the sections of pipe under the highway,” Nagoya said. “While delays and lane closures will be kept to a minimum, they will be necessary. We hope motorists will use caution in the area for the safety of the work crews and other drivers.”

The Meadows Storm Water Trunk Extension is part of plans for a larger drainage parkway outlined in the City of Cold Lake’s Storm Water Master Plan. The Meadows Storm Water Trunk Extension and the proposed storm water parkway will service hard to drain land east of Highway 28, allowing storm water to flow south west under the highway and along a natural drainage corridor.

The total project cost is estimated at $5.5 million, with $2.5 million having been funded in 2015 and the remaining $3 million approved in the 2016 capital budget.

The City’s Storm Water Master Plan is available in PDF format at www.coldlake.com. Follow the links for “Government,” “Council,” and then “Plans, reports & studies.”

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Thursday, May 26, 2016