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Sunnyside Storm Lift Station Improvements


Several storm drainage infrastructure upgrades are taking place in the community as part of the Sunnyside Community Drainage Improvement Project. Together, all of these upgrades will work towards addressing the localized flooding that occurs in the area.

The Sunnyside storm lift station improvements project will upgrade the existing storm lift station at 605 1 Avenue N.W. The work will be completed in two phases, one phase occurring in 2017 from May to July and in the fall, and the next phase beginning in early 2018, with the storm lift station fully operational by the fall 2019.

2018/2019 project description and schedule

  • Excavate west of the existing (original) building and enlarge the building footprint
  • Raise the main floor level of the building
  • Increase the number of pumps from three to eight
  • Replace the existing generator with a larger one
  • Add more levels to the building so that sensitive electrical equipment can be placed above the flood level
  • Site rehabilitation including asphalt and sidewalk installation plus landscaping
  • Modify the storm outfall (B47) at the Bow River

Construction impacts

  • No parking, sidewalk closure and one lane of traffic closed adjacent to the worksite along 1 Ave and 5A St N.W. until October 2018.
  • Vibrations due to excavation and compacting ground material are expected
  • Temporary pumps and piping may be required to manage groundwater
  • Construction equipment and vehicles present
  • Collection service of waste and recycling may be impacted, particularly during utility work (e.g. Enmax & ATCO). We will monitor their work to ensure collection service is maintained
  • Note: Operation of all equipment, controls, and supporting systems of the original lift station will be maintained during construction of the new part of the building.

The length of construction can vary depending on the location of the work, condition of the soil, the condition of existing utilities, seasonal activities, weather conditions and availability of materials.

For more details on the engagement process, visit the project's engage page.

Please see the map below to view the approximate length for each phase and the impacts to the area.

Sunnyside Lift Station construction closures
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We apologize for any inconvenience this work may cause and thank you for your patience as we complete this infrastructure upgrade.