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    Capital Project Phases

    • Concept: This is the first phase of a project where a project is presented to council that will significantly improve infrastructure or a Town facility.
    • Development Design: During this phase of the approved project, drawings and cost estimates are developed. The goals and objectives of a project are identified to maximize service delivery in our facilities and infrastructure.
    • Detailed Design: During this phase, the concepts and design ideas are further developed and refined into detailed plans and specifications. Engineering analysis may ensure the feasibility of the project, safety and compliance with codes and regulations. This phase happens before a project is tendered and lays the foundation for successful project execution.
    • Build: Includes construction and implementation of a project. It involves managing resources, coordinating contractors and suppliers, conducting inspections and ensuring the project is completed within schedule and budget.
    • Operate: This is the final phase after construction or implementation is complete. It involved ongoing management, maintenance, and utilization. This phase focuses on optimizing performance, monitoring costs and addressing any operational issues that may arise.

    East Glen Park Inclusive Playground (Old Water Tower)

    This will be designed as a barrier-free, accessible playground that will provide fun for families all year round. There are opportunities for this project to expand if grant submissions are successful.

    Status: Detailed Design

    More information is available on the Playground for All feature page

    93 Street (99-102 Ave) & 99 Ave (93-94 St) 

    Southview Subdivision

    93 Street will be extended West into Southview to allow for future residential development.

    Status: Build

    View or Download Tender Documents Here

    107A Avenue – Corridor Rehabilitation 

    Storm, water and sewer replacement.

    Status: Build

    Anticipated Start Date for Phase One: April 2024

    View or Download More Details about 107A Avenue

    108 Street Industrial – Corridor Rehabilitation 

    108 Street, Westlock, AB

    Grants, Funding Source: Funding approved through 2020-2024 Capital Plan. 

    Partners: MPE Engineering Ltd. and Knelsen Sand & Gravel

    Anticipated Start Date for Phase Two: May 21 2024

    Anticipated Completion Date for Phase Two: July 2024

    Project Description: Phase Two will continue the project from the Bulk Water Station to CN Rail. This project will continue the work from Phase One with upgrading the roadway, underground infrastructure, and curb/sidewalks along 108 Street. This project requires the removal of the existing road surface and curb/sidewalks, installing a new sanitary water main, installing a new roadway structure, and installing new curbs and sidewalks.

    During construction access to 108 Street from 103 Avenue will be closed. Access to 108 Street including the Bulk Water Station will be from 97 Avenue only. Please watch and obey all road closure signs. 

    2024 Annual Road Improvement Program

    Rehabilitation of deteriorating road pavement structures by means of asphalt overlay and/or concrete replacement.

    Status: Detailed Design

    Aspendale Dry Pond Drainage Correction

    Asphalt and drainage improvements from 110 Avenue to 103 Street.

    Status: Development Design

    Bulk Water Station Building and Grounds Improvements

    Drainage improvements and paving of the parking lot.

    Status: Development Design

    Dry Sauna

    The steam room at the Westlock Aquatic Centre will be converted into a dry sauna.

    Status: Build

    Fire Hall Rehabilitation Program

    Upgrades to the facility will include overhead and exterior door replacement, exhaust system replacement, HVAC, electrical and flooring replacement, washroom renovations and concrete replacement outside of the overhead doors.

    Status: Build

    Heritage Building HVAC Energy Efficiency and Exterior Upgrade

    This project was broken up into two parts. The first phase is the RTU and Ducting Upgrade, and the second phase is the Exterior Envelope Wrap.

    Phase One Status: Operate

    • Rooftop unit replacement on the south section of the Heritage Building, along with ducting upgrade and fire separation in the mechanical room.
    • Start Date: October 2023
    • Completion Date: January 2024

    Phase Two Status: Build

    • The exterior envelope requires upgrading to increase facility efficiencies and improve on curbside appeal.
    • Start Date: January 2024
    • Estimated Completion Date: June 2024

    Mountie Park Campground Expansion and Site Services Upgrade

    Upgrading some sites to 50 amp service.

    Status: Build

    Westlock Rotary Spirit Centre Parking Lot Expansion

    (Formerly Jubilee Arena Demolition & Land Reclamation)

    The site of the old Jubilee arena will be reclaimed and turned into a multi-use parking lot complete with power. This site will provide extra parking for the Spirit Centre and can be used for outdoor markets and event space.

    Status: Detailed Design

    Completed Capital Projects

    The Sand and Salt Storage Building contains the current salt/sand mix used in winter road maintenance and protects the material from the weather. This will reduce time and labour costs as staff will not have to thaw frozen materials. This efficiency will reduce production hours and reduce equipment wear and tear.

    Start Date: August 18, 2022

    Completion Date: December 2023

    The original facility was constructed in 1974. 

    Start Date: August 18, 2022

    Anticipated Completion Date: February 2024

    Partners: MPE Engineering and Atkinson Construction

    Westlock Powers Up with New Electric Vehicle Chargers!

    Bringing Sustainable Energy to Our Community

    A Milestone Achievement

    Westlock is excited to announce the installation of three state-of-the-art Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers, available 24/7 to the public. This project, a significant leap towards sustainable development, has been realized through a grant from the Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC) under its Electric Vehicle Charging Program (EVCP).

    Strategic Locations for Maximum Benefit

    These locations were chosen to enhance the convenience for EV users and to encourage exploration of our town's vibrant recreational areas, bustling downtown, and the municipal library.

    Diverse Charging Options

    Level Three Fast Charger at Rotary Spirit Centre: Ideal for quick charging needs. Charging rate: $20/hour.

    Level Two Chargers at Heritage Building and Aquatic Centre: Perfect for longer visits. Charging rate: $2/hour.

    Our Commitment to a Greener Future

    This initiative reflects Westlock's dedication to sustainable development and reducing our environmental footprint. We thank the MCCAC for their support and look forward to future collaborations.

    Removal of existing equipment and replacement with improved play structures and amenities for a safe and enjoyable neighbourhood play area for years to come. 

    Grants, Funding Source: Funding approved through 2020-2024 Capital Plan. 

    PartnersCanadian Recreation Solutions

    Start Date: May 24, 2022

    Completion Date:  August 11, 2022

    Ribbon Cutting and Opening on August 11, 2022

    Jubilee Arena Demolition

    Project Description: Initially slated for demolition in 2012, the Jubilee Arena structure degraded to an unsafe condition and was demolished in 2023.   

    Grants, Funding Source:  General Surplus

    PartnersMPE Engineering and Roadbridge Services Ltd.

    Start Date: August 18, 2022

    Completion Date:  January 9, 2023

    This project scope includes the construction of an asphalt multipurpose trail along the south side of 100 Street Service Road from 108 Avenue to 113 street, as well as a concrete sidewalk along the east side of 113 Street from 100 Street Service Road to the Alberta Service Building.  Pedestrian crossing signals were also added at the 108 Street/Highway 18 intersection. Most works were completed in 2021.  Final trail work and landscaping were completed spring of 2022.

    This project is to remove a build-up of sludge in the receiving cells at the sanitary sewage lagoon. This sludge builds up over many years and needs to be removed to improve the lagoon's operational efficiencies. Work started in April 2022 and is now complete.  

    In partnership with Bell Mobility and Echologics, a Mueller Water brand, this system will monitor hydrants throughout the community and provide data to pinpoint leaks and maintain our infrastructure in a new way. This will be a multi-year project with the installation of 50 sensors in 2022 and another 30 in 2023.

    Grants, Funding Source:   Alberta Community Resiliency Program and the Federal Investing in Canada Plan

    Partners: MPE Engineering Ltd. and Pidherney’s Inc.

    Start Date: February 2021

    Completion Date:  November 2021

    Department Contact:  Director of Operations

    Heritage Building Renovations

    10007-100 Avenue, Westlock, AB

    This project was completed on time on June 15, 2021.

    Grants, Funding Source: Funding approved through 2020-2024 Capital Plan. 

    Partners: Interworks Contracting Ltd.

    Start Date: January 29, 2021

    Completion Date: June 15, 2021