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Neighbourhood Reconstruction is scheduled for Highlands as part of the 2019-21 construction program.

Construction Update - July 2019

Neighbourhood renewal construction has begun in Highlands! Crews have started to work along 66 Street with underground work including replacement of catch basins. This summer, the team will be reconstructing the sidewalk, curb and gutter on 66 Street and will then move to the 65 Street sidewalk and 64 Street sidewalk. 

Neighbourhood Reconstruction

Learn more about what you can expect in your neighbourhood during construction.

About the Program

Highlands has been chosen for reconstruction beginning in spring 2019 with completion expected for 2021.

Neighbourhood reconstruction is a type of neighbourhood renewal that involves road reconstruction and repaving, as well as replacement of street lights and reconstruction of sidewalks, curb and gutter. Alley renewal is not part of neighbourhood reconstruction. It also includes the opportunity for 2 local improvements, sidewalk renewal and decorative street lights.

What We Decided Report - June 2019

The What We Decided Report describes the final designs for Highlands' neighbourhood renewal, including when and how the City used policy and program information, public engagement input and technical requirements to make project decisions.

What We Decided

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Project History

Project Update - May 2019

Construction is now underway in Highlands. The construction consists of removal and replacement of public sidewalk, curb and gutter, and street lighting, as well as reconstruction and paving of the local roads.

The Spring Bulletin contained important project and contact information for residents and property owners. The Prime Contractor working for the City will deliver bulletins outlining the estimated start/finish dates of each portion of the project, along with their contact information.

The City thanks residents and property owners for their patience as we make these improvements.

Project Update - January 2019

Thank you to those who attended the Highlands Neighbourhood Renewal Event on January 31, 2019 to view the final designs for your neighbourhood and learn more about what to expect during the planned 3-year construction. 

The final neighbourhood designs for Highlands (including Ada Boulevard) were developed based on feedback received since January 2018 throughout the public engagement process, and also considered City policies, technical feasibility and available funding. They include:

  • Renewal of residential streets
  • Addition of traffic-calming measures
  • Enhanced bike infrastructure
  • Improvements to parks and green spaces

Members of the Yellowhead Trail Freeway Conversion Program team were in attendance to share information about the freeway conversion, the 82 Street to 50 Street project area including the 66 Street intersection and upcoming public engagement events. 

Attendees also had the opportunity to participate in the Sidewalk Local Improvement decision. Property owners were mailed a package dated January 14, 2019 which included information about the sidewalk Local Improvement and a form for those who wished to petition against this reconstruction. Forms must be submitted within 30 days. For property owners in Highlands, the deadline for the petition was February 13, 2019.

Event Materials
Ada Boulevard Design
Construction Boards
Design Boards
Local Improvement Boards
Project Overview
Urban Design Analysis

Project Update - November 2018

Highlands Renewing Local Infrastructure Event was held on November 19 to gather feedback on the preliminary plans for new infrastructure in your neighbourhood. Preliminary plans showed improvements of:

  • Upgraded residential streets with measures to slow traffic
  • Improved connections for people who walk and bike
  • Enhanced parks and green spaces including Ada Boulevard

The preliminary plans are based on the feedback received throughout the public engagement process, which started in January 2018, including the last event in September 2018. The designs also consider technical constraints, City policies and programs and available budget.

At the event, the project team also provided information about the next steps, decorative lighting and construction which will begin in 2019.

Meeting Materials
Display Boards
Fact Sheet
What We Heard - September 2018

Project Update - September 2018

Thank you to everyone who attended the September 27 event for Highlands Neighbourhood Renewal and sections of Ada Boulevard. We value the feedback received on the draft concepts at the event.

The public engagement event introduced options for streets and intersections, walkways and connectivity, bike routes and infrastructure, and enhancing public parks and green spaces.

The following few months will be used to fine-tune the design based on public feedback, and to more fully develop the technical and other elements of the plans. The Preliminary Design will be shared with residents in November/December 2018, prior to construction in spring 2019.

What We Heard - September 2018

Exploring the Possibilities - June 2018

During two identical public outdoor events, residents and stakeholders explored a variety of possibilities for enhancements on Ada Boulevard and ways to slow traffic throughout Highlands. Participants were asked to provide their level of comfort on examples of pedestrian and bike facilities, crossings and traffic-calming, community connections, open spaces and gathering places.

Meeting Materials
Display Boards
Traffic Calming Measures
Fact Sheet

Renewing Ada Boulevard - Reporting Back

The construction of Ada Boulevard will be completed with the upcoming neighbourhood renewal work in Virginia Park (2018), Bellevue (2018 – 2019) and Highlands (2019 – 2021).

As a follow-up to the workshop at the Highlands Golf Course on January 22, 2018 and the online survey that was accessible between February 7 – 19, 2018, the City has compiled, analyzed and integrated your input in the Renewing Ada Boulevard - Reporting Back report. Your feedback helped to refine the design option for Virginia Park and will shape the process and future design for Bellevue and Highlands.

Neighbourhood Vision Workshops - April 2018

On April 14 and 17, 2018, Building Great Neighbourhoods held 2 workshops to help refine the project vision and identify important elements for renewing infrastructure in Highlands.

Attendees participated in a neighbourhood walk followed by a workshop where their input will help to identify areas in Highlands that could be improved upon as part of the renewal project.

A summary of the insights received during these engagement activities is available in the What We Heard Report (Phase II).

Stakeholder Outreach Workshop - February 28, 2018

Businesses and organizations in Highlands were invited to a stakeholder workshop to learn more about the Highlands neighbourhood renewal. This was a facilitated workshop to provide the initial opportunity for ideas for what the community, as a whole, is hoping the renewal work will achieve. Themes from this session will be presented at the public meeting in April.

Workshop Presentation

Community Conversation - January 2018

On January 22, the City hosted a community conversation to discuss the future renewal initiative for Ada Boulevard. The importance of this initial conversation was to understand how Edmontonians enjoy and make use of the boulevard. Future discussions are expected and will build upon what was learned.

For More Information

Richard Hai

Title Delivery Project Manager



Building Great Neighbourhoods

All additional inquiries or escalations can be directed to the Building Great Neighbourhoods team, or by calling 311.


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