City of Leduc – 50 Avenue/46 Street Intersection Improvement

PROJECT OWNER: City of Leduc
PROJECT LOCATION: 50 Avenue / 46 Street
PROJECT SCHEDULE: June 2015 to November 2015
PROJECT VALUE: $2,400,000

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The 50 Avenue/46 Street Intersection Improvement project was a full reconstruction of the highly complex and unique intersection that to most of the city was known as “confusion corner”. This project consisted of widening 46 Street, widening 50 Avenue across the railway tracks, and installing a new interactive traffic light system complete with vehicle and pedestrian detection.
Work consisted of excavation, storm sewer replacement, cement stabilization, granular base course, concrete, and paving. This work did not come without challenges. Scheduling was the most important aspect of the job, as the work had to be coordinated with the relocation of gas, telephone, and power lines. On top of this, the railway crossings over 50th avenue were being replaced and still had 11 trains per day passing through. Traffic accommodation was a constant struggle and had to be re-routed many times throughout the duration of the job.

Despite the challenges, the intersection was completed on time and fully opened to traffic in early November 2015. The completion of this project has drastically increased the efficiency of this once dreaded intersection.