Three Hills Residents Attend 1st Street Open House

First Street Open House

A Public Open House was held at the Three Hills Community Centre on Thursday, April 18, 2024, concerning the upcoming 1st Street Utility Replacement Project.

Town administration and engineers overseeing the project were present to address any questions.

This project is scheduled to begin on April 22, 2024, weather permitting. The contractor, Shawne Excavating & Trucking Ltd., may have started preliminary work before this date. This project is anticipated to be completed by the end of June 2024; however, there is always the chance of delay due to unforeseen circumstances and weather-related delays.

The project will affect residents along 1st Street NE from 6th Ave NE to the Tamarack Road Cul-de-sac, the 1st St NE Cul-de-sac, and the Three Hills Mobile Home Court. This project is for the replacement of the water main, installation of new water service lines for residential properties, and upgraded water service connections for commercial properties. There will also be some sewer upgrades and a complete road surface reclamation. The project is scheduled to be completed in phases beginning with the 1st Street Cul-de-sac, then moving on to the section between 6th Avenue NE and Tamarack Road, working from west to east.

During the construction period, access to the Golden Hills Lodge and Robertson Manor will be maintained at all times. Construction will be performed in a staged approach and a temporary road between the Golden Hills Lodge and Robertson Manor will be developed to avoid major disruptions and loss of access. There will be no impact on the garbage collection from either seniors’ lodges.

A full road surface reclamation will be included in the scope of this project. The first phase of the reclamation will be completed at the end of the project and the second lift of asphalt will be completed in 2025, to allow for settling over the winter.

The project will be completed in three phases, one block at a time. There will be no traffic access to the first block of 1st Street NE while it is being repaired. Once the first block is completed, the road will be opened on that block and the second block will be closed to vehicle traffic. Foot traffic will still be allowed during construction, members of the public are asked to use caution and follow directions provided on posted signage.

Alternative parking will be needed if residents don’t have back-alley parking. There are no designated alternative parking areas at this time, and it is recommended that residents park on nearby streets.

Residents’ lawns will be disrupted. Some residents may experience more significant disruptions to their landscaping, and someone will reach out to those residents directly. Landscaping for affected residents will be restored and repaired after completion of the project.

Access into residents’ homes will not be required; however, the contractor will need to access resident’s yards and exterior hose bibs for temporary water connections. The contractor will need access to the corporation connection at the curb located on your property line, which will be replaced, and the existing water service line will be reconnected to the new water line.

A temporary water system will be set up to ensure uninterrupted potable water supply to residents’ homes.

For homes located in the Tamarack Road Cul-de-sac, garbage pickup will be shifted to the back alley. For homes along 1st St NE, between 6th and 7th Ave, where there is no back alley, the contractor will collect everyone’s carts and roll them to an open location on 6th and 7th Avenue for pickup. Residents are asked to please attach their civic address to their carts as the contractor will return them to the residents’ homes after collection.

Please contact Grant Gyurkovits, Director of Operational Services at (403) 443-2909 or by email at grants@threehills.ca or Forrest Manser, Manager of Operational Services at (403) 443-2908 or by email at water@threehills.ca for more information.