Starting in May 2023, construction will begin on the Main Street Revitalization project.
The Revitalization Project covers Main Street Lac La Biche from 100 Street to 103 Street and includes replacing underground utility lines and beautifying Main Street. The revitalization aspects, like benches, landscape beds, new trees, updated street lighting, specialized signage, and stamped pavement, are intended to support businesses along Main Street, creating an attractive atmosphere for residents and tourists. The underground utility lines will modernize aging infrastructure, and serve nearby business owners and residents for many years to come.
What does this mean for me? This means that you should expect disruptions along Main Street over the next three years. But don’t fret - we are working closely with our construction crew, consultants, business owners in the area, and the public to make sure we give as much notice as possible to road closures, detours, and other traffic accommodations. You’ll still be able to access all of your favourite stores and amenities.
What does this mean for businesses in the area? Businesses along Main Street will experience some road closures in their area. This is a significant streetscape project that will involve the removal of all existing surface material, resulting in phased road closures and detours throughout the project area. During construction, we will be working closely with businesses to help minimize impacts as much as possible.
What to Look Forward To…
There are many exciting changes coming to Main Street, as well as the retention of some key aspects you already enjoy about our downtown. This includes keeping the sidewalk width effectively the same, while increasing it at intersections to improve pedestrian safety. We will also be retaining the 60-degree parking angles. The introduction of left-hand turn lanes at each intersection will allow for the smooth flow of traffic and improves safety. The streetscaping improvements like benches and pedestrian scale lighting help to make a safe and more comfortable environment to enjoy the Main Street. This encourages users to linger, and in turn, creates a vibrant core where people can gather, celebrate, and enjoy what the shops and amenities have to offer.
Questions for Us?
If you have any concerns, or have any further questions, please email the project team at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Ali Memon, the County’s Manager of Engineering Services at 780-404-6869.
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