127 Street Reconstruction Update
Reconstruction of 127 Street from 118 Avenue to Yellowhead Trail began May 1.
- Pavement removals, excavation, storm sewers, granular base, concrete flat work, and base paving have all been completed on the west side of 127 Street.
- Pavement removals, excavation, and storm sewer work have been completed on the east side of 127 Street from 122 Avenue to Yellowhead Trail.
- Partial installation of streetlights.
- Yellowhead Trail turn bay.
- August 7: Completion of Stage 1 and initiation of Stage 2 (weather permitting).
- Completion of traffic signals at 118 Avenue.
- Completion of concrete work and base paving from 122 Avenue to Yellowhead Trail.
- Streetlight work ongoing, as space becomes available.
On August 7, the contractor will switch all traffic to one lane in each direction on the reconstructed west side of 127 Street. This traffic switch will remain in place for the duration of Stage 2 construction.
Traffic barriers across 124 Street at 123 Avenue remain in place as part of the Prince Charles Community Traffic Management Plan
with suggested detours to St. Albert Trail, 121 Street, 142 Street, 149 Street and 97 Street.
The implications of reinstating 124 Street as a detour, even temporarily, are significant for Prince Charles as it would see a return of 4,000-6,000 vehicles per day, as well as additional detour traffic adjacent to the neighbourhood park and residential properties during the summer months when more people are out and about. Street signs are in place to direct parents to the three schools in the area during construction.
Temporary shuttle service has returned to 122 Avenue.