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Neighbourhood Renewal in Newton will be completed in 2019.

During construction, Canada Post may choose to temporarily suspend mail delivery. If this happens, you should receive a notice of temporary suspension with information about which depot your mail is at, and how to claim it. If you are not receiving your mail but have not received a suspension notification, please call Canada Post Customer Service at 1-800-267-1177.

Construction Update - Spring 2019

Construction is now underway in Newton. The construction includes removal and replacement of street lighting, public sidewalk, curb and gutter, as well as reconstruction and paving of the road.

The April Bulletin contains important project and contact information for residents and property owners, as well as a map of Newton which identifies the scope of work planned for 2019. 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.

For special concerns or access requirements, such as DATS, please contact the Construction Project Manager, Felix Lam, at 780-944-7695.

Construction on the Montrose-Newton shared-use path is also scheduled for 2019. The What We Heard document developed during planning and design summarizes the public engagement and decision-making process for this project.

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

Neighbourhood Reconstruction

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

About the Program

Newton, south of 123 Avenue, has been chosen for reconstruction beginning in spring 2018.

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 this scope of work.

It also includes the opportunity for 2 local improvements, sidewalk renewal and decorative streetlights.

The area north of 123 Avenue was developed later than the rest of the neighbourhood and the roads, curb and gutter and sidewalks are in better condition than the rest of the neighbourhood. As such, a full reconstruction is not necessary at this stage. In 2014, a neighbourhood overlay project was completed on 123 Avenue and to the north, in which the roads were repaved and the sidewalks treated to eliminate safety hazards.

Project History

Pre-construction Meeting - February 2018

On Thursday February 8, City representatives hosted an open house to provide detailed information regarding the final design including pedestrian and cycling improvements, what to expect during construction and the local improvement process for the Newton neighbourhood reconstruction project.

Montrose-Newton Proposed Shared-Use Path

During public engagement for Montrose and Newton Neighbourhood Renewal projects, the City heard from residents about developing a formalized asphalt trail and lighting along the berm that runs south of Yellowhead Trail between 50 Street and 66 Street. The City is sharing its concept plan to gather additional feedback that will influence the trail design.

Montrose and Newton Neighbourhoods Map

Meeting Two - March 14, 2017

On Tuesday March 14, 2017 City representatives presented detailed information regarding the preliminary design, construction timelines, and the local improvement process, options and related costs for the Newton neighbourhood renewal project.

Presentation:
Neighbourhood Reconstruction

Displays:
Pedestrian Connections
Preliminary Design
Project Scope
Roadway Enhancements
New Sidewalk Infrastructure - 119 Avenue
New Sidewalk Infrastructure - 120 Avenue
Street light Renewal
Raised Crosswalks
Drainage Renewal
Great Neighbourhoods Capital Program
Newton Corner Store

Meeting One - October 4, 2016

The Building Great Neighbourhoods team met with the Newton Community League Executive to share the City’s plans to renew and replace sanitary and storm sewers, reconstruct roads, curbs and sidewalks on City-owned property, and replace street lights starting in 2018.

Additional Projects

Neighbourhood Renewal in Newton will also include the following sub-projects.

Newton Public Realm Improvements

Public realm improvements will be undertaken in Newton as part of the Corner Store Pilot Program. The improvements will be on 54 Street between 121 Avenue and 122 Avenue and will be delivered through neighbourhood renewal starting in 2019.

What We Heard - Newton Corner Store

Newton Park Development

As part of the Newton Neighbourhood Renewal project, 2 local parks in Newton will be receiving upgrades in 2019.

During the Newton Neighbourhood Renewal public engagement, first with the Community League in fall 2016 and then the public in March 2017, the City heard that residents were interested in seeing improvements at Jacob Prins Park and Germaine Dalton Park.

To help determine what these upgrades might be, meetings were held on September 12 and 13, 2017 for Jacob Prins Park and Germaine Dalton Park respectively. The intent of these meetings was to check in with adjacent homeowners and area residents in order to:

  • Understand the activities that occur in each park
  • Confirm the need for park furniture
  • Explore the need for additional lighting elements

What We Heard - Newton Park Development

Montrose-Newton Shared-Use Path and Lighting Project

Shared-Use Path and Lighting Project

During public engagement for the Montrose and Newton Neighbourhood Renewal projects, the City heard from residents about developing a formalized asphalt trail with lighting on the berm along the south side of the Yellowhead Trail, between 50 Street and 66 Street. This work is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2019.

Based on feedback received and a field walk to look at existing conditions, the City developed a concept plan for a 3m wide asphalt shared-use path with pedestrian level lighting and connections to the intersections at 50 Street and 66 Street.

The concept plan and an online survey were shared with Montrose and Newton residents, property owners near the project area, users of the berm where the path will be and other stakeholders such as community leagues in fall 2017.

What We Heard - Montrose Newton Shared-Use Path and Lighting

Montrose Off-Leash Area

As part of an evaluation of the existing Montrose off-leash site on the berm south of Yellowhead Trail, the City ran an online survey to gauge public interest in extending the off-leash boundaries to include the eastern section of the berm to 50th Street. For results of the survey, please review What We Heard.

What We Heard - Montrose Off-Leash

For More Information

Felix Lam

Title Engineering Project Manager
Telephone

780-944-7695

Email felix.lam@edmonton.ca

Building Great Neighbourhoods

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

Email BuildingGreatNeighbourhoods@edmonton.ca

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