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Knight Street infrastructure upgrades complete

July 11 2017 Corridor fully re-opens following completion of water, sewer, and street work

“The upgrades on Knight Street were sorely needed to enhance safety, improve traffic flow, and deliver critical infrastructure upgrades to the neighbourhood,” says Mayor Gregor Roberson.

Knight Street upgrade

Work to update aging water mains, separate the sewer system, and enhance safety along the S-Curve on Knight Street from 12th to 37th Avenue is now complete.

Today, the corridor is cleared of construction and all lanes are fully reopened to vehicle traffic. 

“The upgrades on Knight Street were sorely needed to enhance safety, improve traffic flow, and deliver critical infrastructure upgrades to the neighbourhood,” says Mayor Gregor Robertson. “By streamlining improvements to minimize neighbourhood and traffic impacts, the Knight Street upgrades were completed swiftly to relieve residents from road construction frustration as quickly as possible.”

Improvements

Project construction started in November 2016 to undertake upgrades to the street, sewer, and water infrastructure from 12th to 37th Avenue along Knight Street and some connecting side streets.

Notable improvements include:

  • Separated sanitary sewer and storm main that will reduce flooding risk and increase system capacity
  • Safety enhancements to the S-curve between 12th and 15th Avenues 
  • New water main, as the previous water main was reaching the end of its life-span
  • Re-paved road surface

This project is an example of coordinated planning to minimize public impacts over the long term — particularly on arterial routes — by simultaneously upgrading or renewing multiple infrastructure systems.

Ongoing work

Local residents will see some ongoing work to finish electrical connections along the corridor, but vehicle traffic flow is not anticipated to be interrupted. 

Starting mid-July, we will also be completing safety upgrades for all road users at the Knight Street and SE Marine Drive interchange. 

Thank you for your patience

We extend our thanks to residents, businesses, and travelers for your patience while this critical work was underway.

Learn about the Knight Street Corridor Upgrades, including upcoming work at the Knight and SE Marine interchange.