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Kipling & Spencer Street SE Rehabilitation Project

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Project Status
(updated October 1, 2020)

Details Status
Phase 1 Westbound lane of Spencer Street SE, starting at Kingsway Avenue, heading west
Complete
Phase 2 Eastbound lane of Spencer Street SE
In Progress (Map)
Expected Completion Oct. 9
Phase 3 Curved section of Spencer Street in front of Transit Building – full closure
In Progress (Map)
Expected Completion Oct. 9
Phase 4 Curve on Kipling Street near Canada Post and 5 Avenue SE – full closure
Up Next (Map)
Phase 5 Intersection of Kipling Street and 3 Avenue SE (access to SE Hill) – full closure
In Progress (Map)
Phase 6 Intersection of College Avenue SE and Kipling Street – full closure
In Progress (Map)

Project Description
To address aging infrastructure needs, the City will be completing water main, sanitary sewer and storm sewer upgrades, as well as road rehabilitation along the Kipling and Spencer Street SE corridor from Kingsway Avenue SE to 3 Avenue SE.

In 2019, major upgrades were completed during the first stage of this multi-year project, which included the installation of a new high pressure water main in the Spencer Street SE area. The remaining phases of construction are planned for completion this year.

Timing & Traffic Accommodations
Work in the area began June 17, 2020 and will continue into the fall.

The 2020 project will be split into phases, allowing crews to complete the work in segments while facilitating continued access to local businesses and residences during construction. Businesses in the area will remain open through the duration of the project.

Detours will be in place and motorists are reminded to obey all traffic signs and detours related to ongoing construction.

Benefits
This project will provide new water, sewer, and storm systems in the area to replace the existing aging and deteriorating infrastructure. The corridor between Kingsway Avenue and College Avenue will also see a full road rehabilitation, including geometry improvements and intersection upgrades.

Notifications
All impacted residents and businesses have been notified of the project and are aware of its benefits to their homes and properties. Communication will be maintained with area occupants throughout the project duration.

An Open House was held on Wednesday, February 26. The public was invited to attend and were given the opportunity to provide comments, feedback and ask questions about the upcoming project. An additional project information package was mailed on June 2 directly to affected area occupants.

Affected residents and businesses within the construction zone(s) will continue to receive direct communication as the project continues.

Future updates will be provided here, by public advisory and on the City’s social media channels.

Safety
The contractor will be placing a perimeter fence around the work area to ensure public safety, while allowing pedestrian access to area businesses.

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The City of Medicine Hat would like to thank residents and businesses for their continued patience and understanding as the necessary upgrades are completed, helping to ensure safe and reliable infrastructure for years to come.

For more information:
Environmental Utilities
City of Medicine Hat
403.529.8176