Township Road 240 Upgrade

Project Overview

This initiative is a multi-year project that will support the future growth and development of Chestermere, improve access to the City as a whole, help attract commercial and light industrial businesses, and ease traffic congestion on other major transportation routes. 


The project consists of upgrading the existing gravel road along Township Road 240 and mapRange Road 282 to a new paved road. As part of the upgrade two new bridges will be constructed over the Western Irrigation District canals and the bridge over the Alberta Environment canal will be widened.

Township Road 240 will be upgraded to a 2 lane urban industrial standard from Hwy 791 to Range Road 284.

The South Link Connector is the extension of Kinniburgh Blvd and upgrade of Range Road 282 to a 2-lane urban collector roadway with a separate walk. A new bridge will be constructed over the canal south of Kinniburgh Blvd to connect it to Range Road 282.

Schedule
The project will be completed in the phase schedule indicated below:
  • October 19, 2016 - Open House - Thank you for attending!
  • Winter 2017—Spring 2017—Bridge construction on Twp Rd 240 over WID Canal (East)
  • Summer 2017—Twp Rd 240 construction from Rge Rd 282 to Hwy 791
  • Summer 2018—Twp Rd 240 construction from Rainbow Road to RR 282
  • Fall 2018—Spring 2019—Bridge construction on Twp Rd 240 over AEP Canal (West)
  • Summer 2019—Twp Rd 240 construction from RR 284 to Rainbow Road
  • Future (date to be confirmed)—South Link Connector—RR 282/Kinniburgh
Project Updates
  1. Update - May 2017
  2. Project Update - December 2016
May 2017: Twp240 Photo 20170516- 8 20 30 AM
Over the past few months, work has been underway to replace the bridge over the canal near Range Road 281. All in-canal work is complete, concrete abutments were poured and girders are installed. Work to prepare the bridge approach and the bridge deck will continue over the next few months. We anticipate completing the bridge near Range Road 281 by July. 

Starting this summer, crews will demolish and replace the portion of Township Road 240 from Range Road 282 to Highway 791. More information (including detour maps), will be provided in the coming weeks. 
Funding
The Township Road 240 upgrade is being funded in part by the Small Communities Fund Grant as well as the City Off-Site Levies (from development). The South Link Connector is being funded by the Kinniburgh Developer(s).

On May 15, Council approved first reading of a borrowing bylaw to cover the upfront costs for this project not funded by grants. The loan, should it move ahead, will be repaid by Roads Off-Site Levies from future development in the community.

Borrowing Bylaw Notification:
Public Notice to owners of the City of Chestermere, Province of Alberta
SECTION 251 - THE MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT ACT
TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the City of Chestermere, in the Province of Alberta, has given first reading to Borrowing Bylaw No. 006-17 being the Front-Ending Township 240 Bylaw, which will, upon final passage and approval, authorize the proper officers of the said City to borrow monies from a Financial Institution by way of debenture issue, to pay for the cost of the following municipal purpose(s), namely the construction of Township Road 240 (within/outside) of the said municipality.

The total cost of the aforesaid project amounts to $22,000,000. After deducting from this cost the amount of $6,000,000 to be received by way of grants and deducting a further $2,000,000 to be received by way of Roads Off-site Levies, the net amount to be borrowed on the credit and security of the municipality at large by the issue of debentures is $14,000,000.00. The debentures are repayable to a Financial Institution with a minimum annual principal amount of at least $10,000 or on demand, at a rate of interest per annum not to exceed the Bank of Canada Prime Lending Rate plus 1% from time to time as established by the Financial Institution.

NOW THEREFORE NOTICE is hereby given by the Council of the City of Chestermere that, unless a petition of the owners for a vote on Bylaw No. 006-17 is demanded, as provided for by the terms of Section 231 of the Municipal Government Act, the said Council may pass the said borrowing bylaw.

All persons interested are hereby notified and they are required to govern themselves accordingly.

DATED at the City of Chestermere, in the Province of Alberta, this 15th day of May, 2017.

Per: Tracy Buteau, Interim CAO, City of Chestermere

INFORMATION FOR ELECTORS
Pursuant to Section 1(i) of the Municipal Government Act an “elector” means:
A person who is eligible to vote in the election for a councillor under the Local Authorities Election Act.
Pursuant to section 47(1) of the Local Authorities Election Act a person is eligible to vote in an election if he:
a) is at least 18 years old,
b) is a Canadian citizen, and
c) has resided in Alberta for the 6 consecutive months immediately preceding election day and is resident in the area on election day.

A poll may be demanded in the City of Chestermere by electors equal in number to at least
a) in the case of a municipality other than a summer village, by electors of the municipality equal in number to at least 10% of the population and
b) in the case of a summer village, by 10% of the electors of the summer village
in accordance with the provisions of section 223 of the Municipal Government Act and in accordance with the provisions of section 251 of the Municipal Government Act.

The petition for a vote must be received by the Chief Administrative Officer within 15 days of the last publication of this notice and shall contain on each page “an accurate and identical statement of the purpose of the petition”. (Further requirements of the petition are provided in section 224 of the Municipal Government Act.)

DATE of the last publication of this notice is the 7th day of June, 2017.

Project Overview Map
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Detailed Map Plans

Road Cross Sections