Westridge Road Revitalization

Project Update: April 29, 2021

North Star Contracting is ready to begin work on the Westridge Road Rehabilitation Project.  Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin Tuesday, May 25, 2021 with mobilization and set up to take place the week of May 17. 

This is a two-year project. Phase 1, the civil construction portion of the project will continue until the end of September 2021 (weather dependent).  The sidewalk, pathway, and landscaping components of the projected are expected to be installed and completed in 2022.    

Please follow signage in the area indicating business access along Westridge Road.  Pedestrian access along the route will remain. If possible, please use an alternate route. If unavoidable, please be cautious and follow signage and onsite directions. When driving in the construction zone please reduce your speed and follow traffic controllers to ensure safety. Thank you for your patience during this large and complex construction project.  For questions or concerns please contact infrastructure@strathmore.ca.

Project Information

  • Westridge Road and its underground infrastructure is reaching the end of its service life and has been pending upgrades for several years.
  • As Westridge Road parallels the Trans Canada Corridor it serves as a visual gateway into the town from the west.
  • The Town has contracted the services of Allnorth Consultants Limited to complete the engineering designs to upgrade the water, sanitary mains, and carriageway along Westridge Road.
  • The Town has contracted the services of George Harris Collaborative Inc. to design pathway connectivity and landscaping between the intersection at Westridge and Westmount Road and the intersection at Highway #1 and #817 (Wheatland Trail).
  • As part of the project process, Town staff have met with local stakeholders (businesses).

 Providing Feedback 

  • We held multiple consultations with local business along Westridge Road to gather feedback form the business community
  •  A public survey was held survey Oct 30 to Nov 15. We appreciate you taking the time to look over the designs and complete the survey. Click here for the results of the digital open house.  The project team presented the results of this survey to Council to assist in the planning and design . The final design posted below was chosen.
  • A Tender for Construction was posted and closed Friday, March 19, 2021 @ 2:00 p.m. MST.  

The Design

Final Master Plan and Street Section (Below): Road design includes south to north a temporary stopping zone (hatched) for temporary loading/unloading of deliveries, adjacent to a 2-lane road traffic adjacent to a 2.0 m pathway/sidewalk and then adjacent to a 2.7 m strip of landscaping.

Westridge Road Option 2Option 2 Cross Section
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Pathway Alignment from Westchester Road to Hwy #1 & 817 (Wheatland Trail) intersection:  To complete the pathway, the design includes removing the decommissioned service road located on Hwy #1 to Westridge/Westchester intersection) and replacing with a pathway that will meander along the highway businesses and connect to the intersection at Hwy #1/817.  The pathway will allow for a connection to the Country Lane Mall and will be constructed regardless of which option is chosen.

Westridge Pathway Alignment
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Q: Why is the Town revitalizing Westridge Road?

A: Town Council has designated the beautification of the Highway corridor as a priority within the Town Council's Strategic Plan. Following on this, both the recently held Emerging Opportunities (June 2019) and the Downtown and Highway Workshop (Sept 16 & 17) confirmed that residents and business owners are concerned that currently motors travelling the Highway 1 corridor are unaware of what Strathmore has to offer and would like to see as part of the transformation of the corridor, lighting, signage and landscaping that would encourage motorists to stop and take advantage of Town amenities to shop or enjoy Town parks, ect.

The project also is a part of the Town's asset management plan with regards to the road structure renewal and utility replacements. These improvements would reduce maintenance costs and increase acceptable level of service in terms of road user comfort.

Q: How long will the project take?
A: It is anticipated that construction will begin in 2021 and be completed in 2022.
Q: How will businesses and residents be affected?
A: There will be no impact to businesses during the design phase. However, it is anticipated that there will be road closures during the underground installations of Sanitary and Water as well as road reconstruction. A schedule will be drafted and shared at a later point in the project with a minimized time frame to ensure little impact to businesses.

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