The City of Grande Prairie continues capital infrastructure improvements with traffic signal replacements and road construction projects starting.

Seven Traffic Signals to be Repaired and Replaced Starting October 5

Starting Monday, October 5, seven traffic signal sites will begin to be repaired or replaced.

Three locations along the old highway 43 corridor will receive a full replacement of the signals and infrastructure:

  • 124 Avenue and 100 Street
  • 121 Avenue and 100 Street
  • 104 Avenue and 108 Street

The remaining locations will receive minor infrastructure upgrades:

  • 84 Avenue and Poplar Drive
  • 116 Avenue and Lakeland Drive
  • 68 Avenue and Resources Road
  • 68 Avenue and 108 Street

Traffic will be minimally impacted during construction, with some lane closures. Lane closures will be avoided during peak hours whenever possible.

The 2020 Traffic Signal Program is anticipated to be complete by the end of November, and contingency plans are in place for continuing work in winter weather conditions.

Road Repaving near Countryside North and South Begins Friday, October 2

92 Street north of 67 Avenue to 72 Avenue and 68 Avenue from West of Resources Road to 86 Street will undergo an asphalt overlay starting tomorrow.

Construction includes removing and replacing a layer of existing asphalt and concrete curbs where necessary; landscaping will also be repaired.

Asphalt overlay is a method used to prolong the current roadway showing cracks and potholes, while still not being damaged enough to warrant a full road rehabilitation.

Vehicle and pedestrian traffic will be maintained, with alternating lanes available during construction. Motorists should expect delays as traffic flow will be reduced as crews work in the area. Everyone is reminded to watch for workers in all construction zones and to pay attention to all posted signage.

Construction is anticipated to be complete by the end of October.

For all projects, drivers are reminded to watch for workers in all construction areas and to pay attention to all posted signage.