While construction and road maintenance is necessary and a positive indicator that our city is continuing to grow and evolve, it creates a very real challenge for Edmontonians and business owners. Today as you travel around our city so many of our pathways are interrupted with some sort of closure or detour.
These closures and detours are made even more tricky because there is no clear communication of the benefit of the construction: what’s happening and how is it making our city better?
There is also no indication of how long the construction will take: What are the key project timelines? How long can I expect to have to experience this inconvenience?
We need to do a better job of managing the community impacts before, during and after construction. We need clear principles around smaller areas of work, rapid completion and reduced impact because our city doesn’t stop moving, even when we have major roadways and pathways under construction.
As Mayor, I will commit to reducing the day-to-day community impact of our construction projects and prioritize local benefit.
A well connected city with effective multi-modal transportation systems. A well maintained and beautiful city. Residents have positive perceptions of the city of Edmonton’s ability to manage construction projects. A city that is committed to the success of its local economy.