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Town of Rocky Mountain House
5116 50th Avenue
Box 1509
Rocky Mountain House, AB
T4T 1B2
Ph: (403) 845-2866
Fx: (403) 845-3230
2014 - 2016 Main Street Reconstruction Project
Update! - May 20, 2016

Notice: The top two blocks of Main Street (50 Street from 50 Avenue to Hwy 11A) will be closed from Friday, May 27, 2016 to Monday, May 30, 2016 for final asphalt paving. This schedule is weather dependent, and may be delayed if the rainy weather continues throughout next week. Remaining to be completed on Main Street will be the shrub planting and centreline painting to occur in June. For more information, please feel free to contact Brad Dollevoet, Director of Planning and Community Development at 403-847-5260 or at


Update! - April 29, 2016

The last phase of the Main Street Construction project (Phase 3 – Landscaping) will be gearing up starting next Monday, May 2, 2016 with the installation of all remaining boulevard trees and electrical work required in these tree wells. Following the planting of the boulevard trees, the trees located in the bulb-out planters will begin to be planted the following week. The majority of all remaining landscaping items (flowers and shrubs) will wait until early June for planting to avoid risk of overnight freezing.

The final lift of asphalt required on the top two blocks of Main Street is scheduled to start the week after May long weekend (May 24, 2016) with the tack coat, then the pavement overlay, and finally the pavement line painting. The last job remaining for the project will be to thermo-plast a plastic yellow centreline down Main Street that will occur near the end of June.  For any questions of the Main Street project, please feel free to contact Brad Dollevoet, Director of Planning and Community Development at 403-847-5260 or at . 


Update! - 
October 2, 2015

Over the last two weeks, Proform Concrete Services has been busy trying to complete all remaining concrete for the 2015 project area:

  • Proform poured the sidewalks, curb & gutter from the Church on the west side, and from Royal Lepage on the east side, to the north face of the Brick building and Peavey Mart.
  • Also installed, was all tree wells and boulevard paving stones up to the same area (north of Brick and Peavey Mart).
  • Fortis began installing the timber light poles for the 2015 project area this week, and will be able to install all except the very north two poles on Main Street.
  • The railing inserts for the 2014 project area (Phase 1) began being installed from Boomers Pub down the street on the east side.
  • The intersection planters at 51 Avenue were initiated and completed with cultured stone similar to the intersections in Phase 1.

In the next two weeks, the following work will be completed:

  • Proform will be finishing all remaining curb & gutter to tie Main Street into 52 Avenue (Hwy. 11A).
  • Once the curb & gutter is completed, Border Paving will began mobilizing the remaining road in the 2015 project area to be paved. It is expected that Border Paving will be onsite from Wednesday, October 7, 2015 until Thursday, October 15, 2015. During this time, all current vehicle access on 51 Avenue and north of 51 Avenue to 52 Avenue on Main Street will be restricted. In addition, the rear lanes that exit onto 51 Avenue will be temporarily closed when Border Paving is working in proximity to those areas of 51 Avenue.
  • Following completing all curb & gutter tie-ins, Proform Concrete Services will be completing all sidewalk remaining in the bulb-outs adjacent to 52 Avenue, as well as all remaining paving stones, tree wells, and prepping for the planters to begin to be constructed on these bulb-outs.
  • At the end of the next two weeks, the remaining guard rail inserts for Phase 1 will be all installed, and the railings will start being constructed for the Phase 2 work area.

As always, pedestrian access is being maintained for all Downtown businesses, so please continue to support your local Downtown businesses!  For more information, please contact Kris Johnson, Director of Engineering & Operations at 403-845-3220 or at


Update! - September 18, 2015. 

Over the last two weeks, the following work was completed:

•         Pidherney’s Inc. has completed the road core and placement of the roadway gravels for the remainder of the 2015 project area.

•       Pidherney’s connected all businesses from 51 Avenue to 52 Avenue to their new water services and removed the temporary water connections.

•         The intersection at 51 Avenue was opened up to vehicle traffic in a gravelled state until paving occurs later this month.

•        Proform Concrete Services completed the remaining bulb-out in the northeast corner at 51 Avenue as well as all remaining items on 51 Avenue such as tree wells and paving stones. 

•         Two sections of concrete on the south bulb-outs at 51 Avenue will not be completed until the utilities on the existing poles are relocated and the poles are removed. 

•         Proform has started the sidewalk adjacent to the buildings north of 51 Avenue and has completed up to the Presbyterian Church entrance on the west side and up to Animal Cove on the east side.

•         Proform has also completed a small portion of the curb & gutter north of 51 Avenue.

•         Construction of the planters at the 51 Avenue intersection have been started.

•         Paving of the asphalt patch on 52 Avenue was completed September 17.


In the next two weeks, the following work is expected to be completed:

•         Proform Concrete Services will continue to pour concrete north of the 51 Avenue intersection along Main Street.  The               sidewalk in front of businesses on both sides of Main Street will be completed followed by the curb & gutter up to 52                     Avenue.

•         Construction of the planters at the 51 Avenue will continue and should be completed within the next two weeks.

•         Guardrails for the Phase 1 area (from 50 Avenue down to Edgerton Drive) will start to be installed as they are produced              and delivered to site.

•         Production of the barrier rails for 50 Avenue to 51 Avenue will commence and sections will be installed as soon as they               are fabricated.

•         Paving of the bottom lift for the remainder of this year’s work area is expected to occur before the 1st week of October.


As always, pedestrian access is being maintained for all Downtown businesses, so please continue to support your local Downtown businesses!  For more information, please contact Kris Johnson, Director of Engineering & Operations at 403-845-3220 or at


Update! - September 4, 2015
. Over the last two weeks, the following work was completed:

•        Pidherney’s Inc. has completed the 52 Avenue (Hwy 11A) water main tie-in, completed the remaining storm main and roof drain tie-ins to the main, and completed all shallow utility installations (electrical, etc.) for the remainder of the 2015 project area.

•             Pidherney’s started the remaining road core over top of the deep utilities.

•             Proform Concrete Services completed three of the bulb-outs at 51 Avenue, with only the northeast bulb-out yet to be competed.

•             Proform completed all sidewalk on the north side of 51 Avenue to the west of the intersection with Main Street and installed the paving stones on both the north and south sides of the Avenue.


In the next two weeks, the following work is expected to be completed:

•             Pidherney’s Inc. will be completing the road core, and then cleaning up their work area as well as laydown area near the David Thompson Hotel.

•             As well, all remaining businesses will be switched off of temporary water, and connected back to their new water service.

•             Proform Concrete Services will continue to pour concrete, starting with finishing the north side of 51 Avenue and east of the intersection with Main Street, the northeast bulb-out of the intersection, and then moving north of the 51 Avenue intersection along Main Street with starting to pour concrete in front of businesses on both sides of Main Street.


As always, pedestrian access is being maintained for all Downtown businesses, so please continue to support your local Downtown businesses!  For more information, please contact Kris Johnson, Director of Engineering and Operations at 403-845-3220 or at

Update! - August 21, 2015 Over the last two weeks the following work was completed:
  • Proform Concrete services completed almost all of the concrete on the south bulb-outs of 51 Avenue as well as the concrete along the south side of 51 Avenue to the rear laneways. Remaining to be completed in this area is only some stairs, tie-ins from the bulb-out to sidewalk and to the rear lanes, and paving stones along the south boulevard of 51 Avenue.
  • Pidherney’s Inc. has completed the bottom lift paving from the 51 Avenue bulb-outs to 50 Avenue and the final top lift paving of the Phase 1 construction work area. Pidhereny’s also opened up Main Street to vehicle traffic from 50 Avenue to 51 Avenue following paving.
  • The new water main was extended up the street from the Art Scene to the north face of the Brick building. As well, the sanitary main was also extended to this point.
  • New service connections were installed for all the businesses from 51 Avenue to 52 Avenue along Main Street, except for a few still to be completed for the Brick building.
  • Pidherney’s extended the construction work zone up to 52 Avenue (Hwy 11A) and completed all concrete removals in their construction area.

In the next two weeks, the following work is expected to be completed:

  • Proform Concrete Services will be finishing their work on the south side of 51 Avenue and moving on to work on the north side of 51 Avenue, starting with the red concrete inserts of the two north bulb-outs.
  • Starting yesterday, August 20, Pidherney’s closed two lanes of vehicle traffic on 52 Avenue (Hwy 11A) to complete the remaining section of the Water main tie-in in 52 Avenue. After the tie-in is complete, Pidherney’s will be repairing the road and opening up the two lanes back to vehicle traffic in the next few days (*weather dependent).
  • The Storm main will be completed up to its final point (the north storm sewer on Main Street). Private roof storm drains coming on to Main Street from 51 Avenue to 52 Avenue will be connected to the Storm main.
  • Once all remaining deep utilities are completed, Pidherney’s will be focusing on the shallow utilities and street pole bases, and performing tests to eventually move the remaining Main Street businesses off of temporary water.
  • Near the tail end of the two week period, Pidherney’s may initiate and complete the road core for the remaining road length of Main Street to allow Proform Concrete Services to continue to move north of 51 Avenue with concrete.

As always, pedestrian access is being maintained for all Downtown businesses, so please continue to support your local Downtown businesses!  For more information, please contact Kris Johnson, Director of Engineering and Operations at 403-845-3220 or at

Update! – 
July 24, 2015Over the last two weeks, the following work has been completed:
  •  Proform Concrete Services has completed the curb & gutter and roadside sidewalk for both sides of Main Street up to the start of the south bulb-outs at the 51 Avenue intersection.
  •   All boulevard paving stones have been installed up to the south bulb-outs up to 51 Avenue.
  •  Proform is continuing on completing all retaining walls between the road-side and building side sidewalks. They have been focusing on the west side of the street, but have started completing these walls on the east side as well.
  • Pidherney’s Inc. has installed the underground duct for the overhead utilities (i.e. Shaw, Telus, etc.) that will be underneath 51 Avenue from 49 Street to 51 Street and have rebuilt the road from these streets back to the Main Street construction work area.
  • Pidherney’s has also installed other shallow utility conduits in 51 Avenue and has begun building the road core on the east side of the 51 Avenue intersection.

For the next two weeks, the following work is expected to happen:

  • Proform Concrete Services will begin work on the south-east bulb-out of 51 Avenue intersection starting with the red, trowel-cut bulb insert.
  • Proform is also expected to complete all retaining walls, stairs, and ramps remaining south of the 51 Avenue intersection.
  •  Meanwhile, Pidherney’s will be focusing on completing the building of the road core on the east side of 51 Avenue.
  •  Pidherney’s also has a few more shallow utility tie-ins to complete in the west lane, both north and south, coming off of 51 Avenue. Once this is completed, Pidherney’s will be continuing to build the 51 Avenue road on the west side of the intersection.
  •  Starting Wednesday, August 5, Border Paving will be on-site to complete the following work: first - the bottom asphalt lift from 50 Avenue to the 51 Avenue intersection (Wednesday to Friday); second – the top and final asphalt lift of the 2014 construction work area (Main Street from 50 Avenue to Edgerton Drive, including 50 Ave and 49 Ave to side-streets). The 2014 top lift will begin Friday, August 7 and will continue through the weekend until Tuesday, August 11. During this time, the 2014 work area will be closed to vehicle traffic, but this schedule has been developed to still allow both the August 6 and August 13 Marketplace on Main events to continue as scheduled.

As always, pedestrian access is being maintained for all Downtown businesses, so please continue to support your local Downtown businesses! For more information, please contact Kris Johnson, Director of Engineering and Operations at 403-845-3220 or at .



Update! – July 13, 2015.
 In the last two weeks, concrete has been completed for the inside sidewalk (closest to buildings) and curb & gutter for both the east and west sides of the street up to the start of the south bulb-out locations at the 51 Avenue intersection. Also completed is the street-side sidewalk up to the bulb-out on the west side, and up to 30 m away from the bulb-out on the east side. As well, Proform Concrete Services has completed the retaining walls, planters, patios, and stairs from Hot Bod-eze to Aloha Medi Spa on the west side of the street. Meanwhile, Pidherney’s has installed all the electrical conduit, light pole bases, and irrigation located in 51 Avenue. Also completed is the stormwater catch-basins north of 51 Avenue on both the east and west sides of the street and all remaining concrete removals in 51 Avenue.

Over the next two weeks, Pidherney’s will be completing all remaining shallow utilities in 51 Avenue, including the duct work required to relocate the existing overhead utilities underground. This will include some work in the rear lanes adjacent to Main Street and near 51 Avenue in order to tie-in the overhead utilities into the new underground duct. Following the completion of all shallow utilities, Pidherney’s will complete the road core in 51 Avenue. Proform Concrete Services will be focusing on completing all remaining retaining walls, planters, ramps, and stairs on the west side of Main Street, before moving to the east side in the near future. As always, pedestrian access is being maintained during construction so please continue to support your Downtown local businesses! For more information, please contact Kris Johnson at 403-845-3220 or at  


Update! – 
June 1, 2015
. Over the last two weeks Proform Concrete Services completed a number of outstanding items in the Phase 1 work area (50 Avenue to 48 Avenue), including bike rack pads, saw-cutting and sealing of concrete, the stone planters, & installing new pararamps on the insides of bulb-outs for pedestrian accessibility.  As well, 19 boulevard trees were installed along with electrical boxes to each tree well. In the Phase 2 work area (50 Avenue to 52 Avenue), Pidherney’s has completed new servicing connections for businesses from 50 Avenue up to Bootsma’s Video, and were able to save time and cost as a number of buildings were found to have their existing services within a common trench which reduced the amount of excavation required. With the time savings, Pidherney’s expanded their work area up to 51 Avenue and are now working on completing the remaining service connections up to 51 Avenue.


Along with the remaining service connections, Pidherney’s will be completing the shallow utilities and the road core in preparation for asphalt up to the 51 Avenue intersection over the next two weeks. Proform Concrete Services is starting today to complete the concrete base work and install forms within the Phase 2 work area. Proform will be working on the sidewalks closest to businesses on both the east and west sides to open them up to pedestrian traffic as soon as possible. As always, businesses are STILL open during Main Street construction and pedestrian accessibility will be maintained.


For any more questions, please contact Kris Johnson, Director of Engineering and Operations at 403-845-3220 or


Update! 
May 14, 2015. Over the last two weeks, Pidherney’s Inc. has completed the demolition of the roadway up to the midblock of 51 Avenue and 50 Avenue and put all businesses from 52 Avenue to 50 Avenue on temporary water lines. Pidherney’s has also completed the directional drilling of the water line from 51 Avenue to 50 Avenue and are now starting to work on the water and sanitary service connections from where they left off last year (north of 50 Avenue). In the meantime, Proform Concrete Services has been completing the cultured stonework for the planters and have poured concrete for the bike rack locations on the bottom two blocks of Main Street.

In the next two weeks, Pidherney’s will be working on replacing servicing connections and moving up Main Street towards 51 Avenue with this work. Pidherney’s will also be replacing the Storm main as they move up Main Street. Near the end of the two weeks, the electrical conduit will begin to be installed and Modern Electric will be on-site. Next week, the tree wells will be dug out and the boulevard trees planted on the bottom two blocks of Main Street. The tree wells have to be excavated by a hydrovac truck, so a few parking stalls will have be blocked for short period of time when this work occurs. Proform Concrete Services will be sealing all concrete on the bottom two blocks with sealant and finishing all remaining work outstanding for the Phase 1 area.

As always, pedestrian access is being maintained and public parking can be found at The Brick parking lot, so please support your Downtown businesses during construction!

For more information, feel free to contact Kris Johnson, Director of Engineering and Operations at 403-845-3220 or at 

Update! - April 31, 2015. Phase 2 - 2015 Main Street Construction work is underway! Construction work for Phase 2 commenced this past Tuesday, April 28 with the start of Asphalt Milling. Milling for the entire Phase 2 work area (Main Street, from 50 Avenue to 52 Avenue) was completed Thursday morning. Temporary water lines for businesses are now being worked on, but will not be connected until early to middle of next week. Pidherney’s Inc. has mobilized their site trailer on-site north of the David Thompson Hotel, and this can be a place for public inquiries on the project. As well, work is still being completed on the bottom two blocks of Main Street (i.e. Phase 1) which includes the completion of the bulb-out planters, patches of concrete that need to be replaced, and soon boulevard trees will start being installed.

Starting next week, Pidherney’s will be demolishing the asphalt roadway from 50 Avenue up to the mid-block between 51 Avenue and 50 Avenue. Following this demolition, the new water line main will be directional drilled from 51 Avenue to where the project left off in 2014. This drilling is expected to occur the middle of next week and will temporarily alter the two-way vehicle traffic at the 51 Avenue and Main Street intersection. Once all Businesses are hooked up to their Temporary water and the new water main is installed, Pidherney’s will be initiating the replacement of water and sewer service connections. Pidherney’s will maintain the sidewalks until the start of service installation but pedestrian access will always be maintained throughout the process. Public parking is available at The Brick parking lot for all staff and visitors to Main Street during construction.


For any more information, please feel free to contact Kris Johnson, Director of Engineering and Operations, at or 403-845-3220.


Update! November 28, 2014 – Just in time before the snowstorm, Proform Concrete Services has now completed all pouring of concrete for the 2014 project area. The planter boxes on the bulb-outs at the 49th Avenue intersection are being continually worked on, as well as the topsoil filling of planters along Main Street from 49 Avenue to 48 Avenue. Still to be installed on Main Street are the custom street lights and some street furniture (i.e. benches and garbages). The installation of the custom street light poles is now expected to start on December 12, while the street furniture should be placed on the street within the first couple of weeks in December. Other remaining work that will still continue is the installation of all barrier and hand railing in the 2014 project area, as well as the planter boxes that can be completed at the 49 Avenue and 48 Avenue intersection bulb-outs. However, this will be the final construction update provided for the 2014 construction year, with the next one coinciding with the start-up of the 2015 construction area expected in April, 2015.


For the upcoming Parade of Lights event held on Saturday, November 30, Pidherney’s Inc. will be temporarily opening the 49 Avenue to 48 Avenue block to allow parade vehicle traffic to pass through, but no angle parking will be permitted on this block to view the parade. With the Christmas season upon us, and the construction work wrapping up, the Town encourages everyone to shop local and enjoy the new street features while shopping Downtown!


For information please contact:
Kris Johnson, Director of Engineering & Operations
403-845-3220 • Email:



Update! - November 14, 2014.
The 49 Avenue intersection has now been opened up to two-way vehicle traffic and converted into a 3-way stop. Over the last two weeks, Proform Concrete Services  has been pouring the retaining walls and steps on the 49 Avenue to 48 Avenue block. All boulevard paving stones have now been completed for the project area. With the advent of snow and colder weather last week, Proform has been creating forms for the remaining patios, wheelchair ramps, and steps to be completed in the 2014 project in the hope of pouring concrete in the warmer weather expected this week.  As well, asphalt patching was completed before the snowfall, and barrier rails are continuing to be placed on the street as they are constructed.

It is expected that in two weeks’ time all remaining concrete work will be completed. The intersection planters will be continually worked on, and this will continue for at least four more weeks. The first shipment of the custom street poles are expected at the end of November, with a shipment of five poles, and five coming every week thereafter. The poles will be erected and connected on one side of Main Street in effort to light up the poles as soon as may be possible. As well, in the beginning of December, we should expect the delivery and installing of our first set of street furniture (benches and garbages) for the 2014 project area. As always, thank you for continuing to support your downtown business community during construction!

For information please contact:
Kris Johnson, Director of Engineering & Operations
403-845-3220 • Email:



Update! - October 31, 2014.
Over the last two weeks, all paving for the 2014 project area was completed. Due to favourable weather, Proform Concrete Services was able to pour a substantial amount of the remaining concrete for the 2014 project area, including all sidewalks (four total) from 49 Avenue to 48 Avenue, and the four (4) remaining red concrete bulb-outs in the 49 Avenue and 48 Avenue intersections. As well, all paving stones have been placed in 49 Avenue, and more barrier rails have been installed on the 50 Avenue to 49 Avenue block. As a result, Pidhereney’s Inc. has been able to open Main Street up to vehicle traffic south to the 49 Avenue intersection.

Remaining to be completed over the next two weeks is asphalt patching in a couple of areas, as well as placement of topsoil and mulch in planters being created from 49 Avenue to 48 Avenue. Proform Concrete Services will continue to work on the retaining walls for the planters, patios, and wheelchair ramps between 49 Avenue and 48 Avenue. Boulevard paving stones will also be installed between 49 Avenue to 48 Avenue, and the planter boxes will be worked on at 49 and 48 Avenue intersections. It is expected that within the next two weeks, the 49 Avenue intersection will be re-opened to two-way vehicle traffic. As always, thank you for continuing to support your downtown business community during construction!


For information please contact:
Kris Johnson, Director of Engineering & Operations
403-845-3220 • Email:


Update! - October 17, 2014.

All the concrete curb and gutter tie-ins for the 2014 project area have now been completed. As well, the sidewalk on the east side of Main Street from 49 Avenue to 48 Avenue in front of the businesses has been completed. Also completed are the sidewalk connections to the rear lanes on the northeast, southeast, and northwest sections of 49 Avenue. Border Paving had been scheduled to start paving the rest of the 2014 project earlier this week but have been delayed due to weather. Paving is now expected to start today, Friday, October 17 and continue throughout this weekend with Edgerton drive to re-open to two-way vehicle traffic on Monday, October 20.

Over the next two weeks, all paving will be completed, as well as the two south red concrete bulb-outs of the 49 Avenue intersection. Proform Concrete Services will be also be completing the remaining sidewalk next to the curb on the east side, as well as the two sidewalks on the west side of the 49 Avenue to 48 Avenue block. The planter boxes will start being constructed next week in 49 Avenue, and all remaining barrier railings will be installed on the 50 Avenue to 49 Avenue block. It is expected that following paving and installation of all barrier rails on the 50 Avenue to 49 Avenue block is completed, this block will be opened up to vehicle traffic up to the 49 Avenue intersection.

As always, pedestrian access is being maintained so please come support your downtown business community!

For information please contact:
Kris Johnson, Director of Engineering & Operations
403-845-3220 • Email:


Update! - October 3, 2014.
All deep and shallow utilities have now been completed for the 2014 project area. The road core construction has also been completed and all businesses have now been removed from temporary water connections. Remaining for completion is only above ground work with paving, concrete, and landscaping. For concrete, Proform Concrete Services has completed most of the retaining walls, planters, and wheelchair ramps on the east side of the 50th avenue to 49th avenue block. Also completed is the red coloured concrete in the two north bulb-outs of 49 Avenue intersection, and the curb & gutter and sidewalk for the north side of 49 Avenue. Curb & gutter is now being extended for the rest of the project area up to the 48 Avenue intersection.


Over the next two weeks, all remaining curb & gutter work will be  completed, and the sidewalk next to the buildings on the east side of the 49 Avenue to 48 Avenue block will be completed. It is expected that after Thanksgiving long weekend, Border Paving will be on-site to pave all remaining road area that is in the 2014 project area. Main Street has now been opened up to vehicle traffic up to mid-block from 50th Avenue to 49th Avenue. It is expected that Main Street will continue to be gradually opened up to vehicle traffic, moving south along Main Street up to the 49 Avenue intersection over the next few weeks. As always, pedestrian access is being maintained so please come support your downtown business community!


For information please contact:
Kris Johnson, Director of Engineering & Operations
403-845-3220 • Email:


Update! - September 19, 2014
. Pidherney’s Inc. has now completed the sanitary and water service connections for the project area. As well, shallow utilities have been completed up to 49 Avenue. At the start of the week, Pidhereny’s Inc. closed 48 Avenue (Edgerton drive) to vehicle traffic for the installation of a water main tie-in, and the storm main connection. This has now been completed, and 48 Avenue has now been re-opened to west-east bound vehicle traffic. Proform Concrete Services has started the concrete in the 49 Avenue intersection with curb, gutter, and outside sidewalk being completed for the north bulb-outs of the intersection. As well, the patios, planters, and wheelchair ramps are being completed on the east side of the 50 Avenue to 49 Avenue block.


Over the next two weeks, the shallow utilities will be completed, as well as the road core construction for the remainder of the project area. As well, landscaping and hand railing will continue to be completed down to the 49 Avenue intersection. The planters, patios and wheelchairs ramps on  the east side of the 50 Avenue to 49 Avenue block will be completed, and Proform Concrete Services will complete the red concrete inserts in the north bulb-outs of the 49 Avenue intersection. Once the road core construction is done, Proform will then be extending curb, gutter, and the outside sidewalk for the south bulb-outs of the 49 Avenue intersection and down to 48 Avenue. Main Street will be further opened up to vehicle traffic down to the middle of the 50 Avenue to 49 Avenue block in the afternoon on Monday, September 22. As always, pedestrian access is being maintained so please come support your downtown business community!


For information please contact:
Kris Johnson, Director of Engineering & Operations
403-845-3220 • Email:


Update! - September 5, 2014.

All of the underground work has now been completed in the 49 Avenue intersection, along with the road core construction. Pidherney’s Inc. has now moved south on Main Street and have completed all asphalt and concrete removals and have started installing new water and sewer services to buildings from 49 Avenue to 48 Avenue (Edgerton Drive). Proform Concrete Services has completed all stairs at the 50
th Avenue intersection and is now working on completing all patio spaces, planters, and wheelchair ramps from 50 Avenue to 49 Avenue. The 50th Avenue intersection is now almost complete, with only the black ledgestone finish and hand railing to be completed. It is expected that north vehicle access on Main Street into 50 Avenue will be opened up early next week, as well as angle parking along 50 Avenue.

Over the next two weeks, Pidherney’s Inc. will continue to install services to buildings on the 49 Avenue to 48 Avenue block, and will be extending the storm main down to the bottom of Main Street.  It is planned that 48 Avenue (Edgerton Drive) will be closed to vehicle traffic for the connection of the water main and storm main near the end of next week for at least four days.  During this period, west/east bound vehicle traffic will be detoured up to 50 Avenue. Proform Concrete Services will be working on the north bulb-outs in the 49 Avenue intersection, with the installation of curb, gutter, and sidewalk up to the west and east laneways in 49 Avenue. At the same time, the wheelchair ramps, planters, and stairs from 50 Avenue to 49 Avenue will continue to be completed in the hopes to open this section up to vehicle traffic in the near future.

As always, pedestrian access is being maintained, so come support your local business community during construction!

For information please contact:
Kris Johnson, Director of Engineering & Operations
403-845-3220 • Email:

Update! - August 22, 2014

Pidherney’s Inc. has completed the removals and deep utility work in the 49 Avenue intersection. The water main connections have been completed in 49 Avenue, as well as stormwater main connections. The shallow utilities are now being completed in the intersection, with the Telus phone line conduit and other electrical work being installed. Pidherney’s Inc. will continue on the shallow utilities and roadway work in this area and will be followed by the construction of the concrete bulb-outs in the 49 Avenue intersection.

Proform Concrete Services has started the planters on the 50 Avenue intersection, and has completed most of the sidewalk on both sides of Main Street between 50 Avenue and 49 Avenue. Over the next two weeks, the planters, patio spaces, and wheelchair ramps that lie between the two sidewalks on both sides of Main Street will be completed. The hand railing sub-contractor is also now on-site, and will be fabricating and installing hand rails on all retaining walls for the completed concrete work. Also by the end of the next two weeks, most of the planters with all exterior finish should be completed, and then the 50 Avenue intersection can be fully opened to pedestrian and vehicle traffic coming from north on Main Street. Now with the majority of sidewalk completed, pedestrian access is fully available to all businesses from 50 Avenue to 49 Avenue, so please remember to support these businesses during construction!

For information please contact:
Kris Johnson, Director of Engineering & Operations
403-845-3220 • Email:


Update! - August 8, 2014.

Proform Concrete Services has now finished the red concrete bulb inset in front of Mountview Hotel and completed a significant amount of the outside sidewalk on the west side of Main Street between 50 Avenue and 49 Avenue. Most of the concrete work is now complete in the 50 Avenue intersection, with only a few stairs  and the planters to be completed.  In addition, the first lift of asphalt pavement has been completed in the 50 Avenue intersection and on Main Street up to 49 Avenue. Because of this, the Town hopes to open the 50 Avenue intersection to east/west two-way vehicle traffic by the end of next week.

Next week, Pidherney’s Inc. will be starting the concrete and asphalt removal within the 49 Avenue intersection and will be closing this intersection down to vehicle traffic. Following removals, Pidherney’s will be connecting the water main to the connection points in 49 Avenue and then extending the storm drainage main to south of 49 Avenue. Following this, the shallow utilities (electrical, phone duct, etc.) will then be installed in the intersection. As always, pedestrian accessibility will be maintained in this new construction area, and the new construction area will be limited to the 49 Avenue intersection with parking still available south along Main Street. At the same time, Proform Concrete Services will be continuing to finish the sidewalk on both sides of the street between 50 Avenue and 49 Avenue.

For information please contact:
Kris Johnson, Director of Engineering & Operations
403-845-3220 • Email:


Update! - July 11, 2014.

Over the last two weeks, Pidherney’s Inc. has completed the storm main installation, road core, and electrical conduit south to 49 Avenue. They have also completed the replacement of the existing sanitary system for the current project area. Proform Concrete Services has completed the concrete for sidewalks along 50th Avenue south of the CIBC and the Opportunities Centre, and north of the Old Provincial Building. The concrete for the curb-and-gutter has also been completed at the 50th Avenue intersection and is now being extended south on Main Street to 49 Avenue. The goal is that once the curb-and-gutter is completed to 49 Avenue, one lift of asphalt will be placed on the roadway for the current project area. Following the placement of asphalt, the 50th Avenue intersection is planned to be opened up to one-way westbound traffic.

Over the next two weeks, the red concrete will be completed in the middle of the bulbs in front of the Opportunities Centre and the Old Provincial Building. Also, the planters between the grey concrete outside sidewalks and the red concrete for the bulbs in front of CIBC and the Opportunities Centre will be completed in the next two weeks.

Thanks to all those that stopped by our booth on Marketplace on Main on Thursday, July 3. We plan on hosting another booth on Marketplace on Main in early August for any of you that missed us on July 3.  As always, pedestrian access is being maintained, so come support your local business community during construction!

For information please contact:
Kris Johnson, Director of Engineering & Operations
403-845-3220 • Email:


Update! - June, 27, 2014

Pidherney’s Inc. has now completed all the water and sanitary service connections for all businesses south to 49 Avenue. Also, the storm main has been installed all the way south to 49 Avenue and the water main has been directional drilled to 48 Avenue (Edgerton drive). Pidherney’s Inc. will now be completing installation of all electrical conduit and completing the road structure to 49 Avenue in the next two weeks. With the large amount of rain days experienced over the last two weeks, Proform Concrete Services has been delayed, but is now progressing productively on completing the four bulb-outs of 50th Avenue intersection. The hope is to complete the four bulb-outs to a minimum standard to open up the 50th Avenue intersection to possible one-way westbound vehicle traffic shortly.

The Town of Rocky Mountain House in partnership with Associated Engineering will be taking up a vendor stall on Marketplace on Main Thursday, July 3 to provide information to the public on the project. We will also be providing organized walking tours of the construction area at 7:00pm and 8:00pm for anyone who is interested in learning more about the project.

As always, pedestrian access to all businesses on Main Street is being maintained, so come support your local business community during construction!

For information please contact:

Kris Johnson, Director of Engineering & Operations

03-845-3220 • Email:



Update! - June 13, 2014
 
Pidherney’s Inc. have been working hard on installing the new service connections of all the businesses from 49 Avenue to 50 Avenue. Service connections have now been installed to almost all business on the east side to 49 Avenue, and up to the business of The Angel Tree on the west side. It is expected that these connections will continue and the block from 49 Avenue to 50 Avenue will have the water and sanitary services to the buildings completed in the next two weeks. Also, the storm main installation will continue on the 49 Avenue to 50 Avenue block and is expected to be completed to 49 Avenue by the end of the next two weeks. Starting next week, the second length of the new water main will be directional drilled from 49 Avenue to 48 Avenue (Edgerton Drive). Work will be done temporarily outside the cordoned off area to complete this installation. Two lane vehicle traffic will be maintained on 48 Avenue, but the traffic lanes may be narrowed and the speed limit may be decreased to accommodate construction. Proform Concrete Services is working on the concrete for the bulbs in front of CIBC and the RABC Opportunities Centre. They are pouring concrete continuously, and will be making their way down to the south bulbs of the intersection and then down Main Street following Pidhereny’s Inc. There is now security being provided at night to protect the construction area and the businesses that are adjacent to the area. As always, pedestrian access is being maintained, so please support your Downtown business community during construction!

For information please contact:
Kris Johnson, Director of Engineering & Operations
403-845-3220 • Email:


Update! - May 30, 2014

Pidherney’s Inc. has completed the rest of the concrete removal on 50 Avenue, and have completed the sanitary service to the Old Provincial Building. The storm main installation has been initiated, with two manholes and a section main pipe being completed. All irrigation lines to the north bulb-outs of the 50 Avenue intersection have been completed, as well the shallow utility conduits within the intersection. The concrete sub-contractor, Proform Concrete Services, is now on-site and starting to install forms for concrete. They will be starting the concrete work on the bulb-out in front of the CIBC and then eventually moving to the bulb-out in front of the Opportunities Centre. In the next two weeks, a new water and sanitary service will be installed for the Mountview Hotel, and service tie-ins down half of the block will be initiated. In approximately three weeks from now, 50 Avenue may be re-opened to one-way westbound vehicle traffic if space for the concrete sub-contractor can be maintained. As always, pedestrian accessibility will be maintained at all points during construction, so please come support your local business community during construction. 


For information please contact:

Kris Johnson, Director of Engineering & Operations

403-845-3220 • Email:



Update! - May 16, 2014

Two important items of the project were completed this past weekend, as the new water main was directional drilled from 50 Avenue to 49 Avenue, and the existing sewer main was re-lined for the entire project area (including the 2015 project area). Pidherney’s Inc. is moving forward with connecting the new services to all the businesses in the construction area. The businesses of CIBC and the RABC Opportunities have now received a new water and sewer service connection, as well a new water service connection has been provided for the Old Provincial Building. The installation of the new stormwater main will be now be initiated. Next week, Pidherney’s Inc. will also be starting the concrete removal of the remaining two bulb-outs on the south side of 50th Avenue.

For information please contact:

Kris Johnson, Director of Engineering & Operations

403-845-3220 • Email:

Update! - May 9, 2014

Pidherney’s Inc. has been moving along with replacing the water and sewer utilities in the 50th Avenue intersection. The snow this past weekend did not slow progress, as Pidherney’s Inc. was able to continue working Saturday and Sunday despite the weather.  All businesses South of 50 Avenue are now connected to temporary water. As for upcoming work, directional drilling of the water main down Main Street will be initiating on Friday, May 9, and the first section of the sewer main will be re-lined this upcoming Sunday, May 11 and continuing through the next week. Pidherney’s Inc. may be extending their construction area further down Main Street as early as next Wednesday, May 14 to continue with the removal of the pavement and sidewalk in the project area. Again, pedestrian access is being maintained for all construction periods, and all businesses are still open in the construction area, so please support your local business owners during construction.

Update!- May 2, 2014

Asphalt milling has been completed, and now Pidherney’s Inc. is focusing on the concrete removal at the 50th Avenue and Main Street Intersection. This work will continue over the next week, along with the storm water pipe removal within the intersection. Pidherney’s Inc. will also start approaching businesses in the construction area to provide notice that their businesses will be hooked up to a temporary water service. There may be a short period of a maximum of 4 hours where businesses may have their water turned off, but notice will be provided before this occurs. Pedestrian boardwalks will be gradually installed to maintain pedestrian access with the concrete being removed. An additional sub-contractor will be onsite within the next two weeks to start directional drilling the new water main. There may be some work associated with this drilling outside the cordoned-off construction area, so please be aware of changes to the current vehicle traffic circulation. The Town encourages all businesses to work with Pidherney’s Inc. during pedestrian access and water supply changes, and apologizes for any inconvenience this work will cause.

For information please contact: Kris Johnson, Director of Engineering & Operations 403-845-3220 • Email:

Update!- April 15, 2014

Pidherney's Inc. will be initiating the construction of Main Street on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The project will start with the asphalt milling of the entire 2014 project area (50 Avenue to 48 Avenue) on Wednesday. Due to all asphalt milling being done at one time, vehicle access will be restricted to the project area during the time of milling (one to two days).

Following asphalt milling, Pidherney's will be starting the concrete removal and servicing installation at the 50th Avenue and 50 Street intersection. Only this intersection will be restricted to vehicle access, with the gradual movement of construction work going south down Main Street starting in May. Pedestrian access to all businesses will be maintained throughout the entire project.

For more information on the project, be sure to come out to the Public Information Session tomorrow night! It's from 7:00pm to 8:00pm at the Walking Eagle Inn.

Update!- March 28, 2014

The Town of Rocky Mountain House, along with its consultant, Associated Engineering, and contractor, M. Pidherney's Trucking ltd., will be hosting a Public Information Session on the Main Street Reconstruction Project on Wednesday, April 16 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm at the Clearwater Room at the Wallking Eagle Inn. The purpose of this meeting is to inform the public and the Downtown business community about the logistics, construction schedule, accessibility, and communication plan of Main Street during the 2014 construction season. A secondary purpose of the meeting is to introduce the Town's consultant and contractor representatives that will be the on-the-ground people for public inquiry.

It is now expected that the Town's contractors will initiate construction on the last week of April, 2014 starting at the Main (50) Street and 50th Avenue intersection (i.e. CIBC/ Boomers) and gradually working down Main Street until reaching 48 Avenue. More details will be provided at the April 16th meeting, so please plan to attend!

Update!- March 21, 2014

The Town of Rocky Mountain House is happy to announce the award for the 2014 - 2016 Main Street Reconstruction Project to M. Pidherney's Truckling Ltd. for the total tender price of $10,180,669.47 excluding GST.

The 2014 - 2016 Main Street Reconstruction Project is a full infrastructure replacement and revitalization of Main (50th) Street from 48 Avenue to 52 Avenue. The project is broken down into three phases, with the first year (2014) being the full infrastructure replacement of Main Street from 48 Avenue to 50 Avenue, second year (2015) being the full infrastructure replacement of Main Street from 50 Avenue to 52 Avenue, and third year (2016) being landscaping and street furniture installation.

Along with the Tender Award, Town Council is asking Main Street property owners to help pay for the landscaping cost items of the project, of which the total is $458,150.

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Update!
- September 5, 2013

The Town of Rocky Mountain House hosted its final public Open House on the Main Street Detailed Engineering Designs on August 29. At this open house, new landscaping drawings and the first glimpse of a proposed construction schedule for 2014 was presented. For those that missed the meeting, please see the poster boards that were presented. Warning - file is large, so it might take some time to load.

Final Report
The town’s consultant for the Main Street Improvements project has completed the final report titled Our Main Street – Conceptual Plan.

This final report completes Phase 1 of the Main Street Improvements Project and is on time for the project schedule of:
  • Phase 1 – Conceptual Designs and Cost Estimates - 2012 / 2013
  • Phase 2 – Detailed Engineered Drawings  - 2014
  • Phase 3 – Construction - 2014 / 2015

Phase 1

The Phase 1 RFP, February 2012, set out a thorough public engagement process that included:
  • Site analysis of existing conditions occurred in late May 2012
  • Vision workshop with downtown stakeholders held in June 2012
  • Ideas workshop with downtown stakeholders held in early October 2012
  • Concept open house to the general public held on November 7 and 8, 2012.

Results

Results have been collected from the concept open house and incorporated into the final report’s concepts. A total of 92 people attended the open house, and 31 people filled in comment sheets.

If you would like to provide your input into the conceptual plan, or have questions on the concepts shown, please email Brad Dollevoet, Director of Planning and Community Development, or at (403) 847-5260.