How can I get information about construction activities in my neighbourhood?
To view information about construction projects in your neighbourhood, please visit www.rmwb.ca/construction. The online Construction Map will also have information about construction projects happening year.
In-person consultations to help us understand the needs of property owners adjacent to regional road renewals and other non-capital projects will now be done remotely via phone, email or other online channels.
We are doing our best to reach stakeholders in a timely and efficient manner but also understand that normal is changing every day and residents may no longer b reached where, or how we once expected.
If you are a stakeholder on an upcoming project and have new or temporary contact information, please contact us via the RMWB Pulse Line at 780-743-7000, 1-800-973-9663 or www.rmwb.ca/pulse.
Will construction work be affected by the current local state of emergency due to COVID-19 and the recent flooding in the lower townsite?
While our response as a Municipality to COVID-19 is ongoing, we are also focused on continuing the necessary projects this construction season that will improve residents’ quality of life and keep our region running. The construction sector undertakes many significant and important projects in communities across Alberta, which is why the Provincial government deemed it an essential service. We will proceed as planned with the following considerations:
The health and safety of residents is, and always will be, our top priority. Municipal contractors must follow all Public Health Orders and guidelines put in place by Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer. Additional preventive measures have been put in place by the RMWB and all contractors working on Municipal projects. The crews performing the work needed in your neighbourhood are required to have a COVID-19 response plan specific to their work activity, restrict public access to the worksite and receive official approval prior to entering any of our communities.
Contractors are also working with their industry and Alberta Health Services to determine safe work procedures for construction sites.
I live or run a business in the area of an upcoming construction project and am currently working from home or staying home. How will I get information about construction activities/provide input?
Please get in touch with us by visiting www.rmwb.ca/pulse or call the PULSE Line at 780-743-7000 or 1-800-973-9663.
What are the different types of road renewal treatments?
There are various types of road renewals, including a reconstruction, rehabilitation, mill & fill, thin bituminous overlay, and improvements within the right-of-way. The length of time a project takes depends on the type of work being done, the size of the project (length, how many lanes, etc.), and any other utility work that needs to be completed.
What is a laydown yard and where are they located in my neighbourhood?
A laydown yard is an area outside a worksite where tools, materials, equipment, etc. are stored until they are ready to be used.
How does the municipality plan to handle traffic during the construction season?
A Traffic Management Plan is developed for each road construction project to minimize the impact of construction on road users as much as possible.
When construction is underway, motorists are encouraged to plan ahead, allow additional travel time and use alternate routes.
How is Construction Noise and Vibration handled by the municipality?
Municipal Contractors are committed to following all municipal bylaws and regulations as it relates to noise and vibration monitoring during construction. We ask for your understanding and patience as work progresses.
What is a Public Utility Lot (PUL)?
Public Utility Lots are titled parcels of lands own by the municipality which contain municipal and private utility services and are typically located behind your home.
Why does construction work start so early?
Most construction work starts early to allow sufficient time for the scheduled work, as well as time to address problems or delays before conditions get too hot in the summer or too dark in the winter.