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1st Street SW Infrastructure Renewal Project Continues

Work involves water and sanitary sewer upgrades and road rehabilitation

Post Date:05/30/2019 2:11 PM

Medicine Hat – Several City departments are working together to improve and replace infrastructure along 1st Street SW between Division Avenue S and Chinook Drive SW. Working together will help coordinate timing, costs and efficiencies along this traffic corridor. Work crews are installing temporary water lines for residents prior to construction start on June 10. This work will require temporary road closures to ensure the safety of the workers.

 The current work is related to work performed in 2018 when the City’s Gas department completed work on the north side of the street, relocating infrastructure to make room for additional utility upgrades. The work beginning on June 10 includes:

Environmental Utilities

  • Replacement of water and sanitary sewer mains

Municipal Works

  • Rehabilitation of the pavement surface within the road right-of-way
  • Replacement of sections of curb and gutter, and of storm sewer catch basins and catch basin leads
  • Improvements to sidewalks where necessary including enhanced wheelchair ramps
  • Widening of the trail from 2nd Avenue SW to Chinook Drive SW

Electric Distribution

  • Installation of conduits for future electrical upgrading

Once construction begins the work will be undertaken in phases to minimize inconvenience to residents and to those who use this traffic corridor. Please be aware of traffic accommodations and adjust your route accordingly. Construction will continue throughout the entire 2019 season.


We thank everyone for your patience as this Infrastructure Renewal project is completed. Please drive safely in the work zone to keep workers safe. For ongoing information about the project, please visit the City website at – What’s New > In the Works.               

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For further information, please contact:

Environmental Utilities Department
City of Medicine Hat

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