As you know, this project is behind schedule. The major delay was the level of asbestos that was in the building. After addressing that, they were looking to open this fall but there was a flood in late July that caused another delay. While they were hoping they could make up the time, the last…

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Project Management and Maintenance Services are meant to enhance the liveability of the city for all Edmontonians by supporting the delivery of capital projects by managing design and construction of buildings, facilities, attractions, parks and open spaces, maintaining the existing assets, and stewarding corporate project management knowledge and processes.  Unfortunately, there is a perception that…

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Last April, there was a motion put forward to complete further analysis on what speed our roads should be set at. This includes local roads, arterial roads, and collector roads. Nearly a year later, the report is coming back but unfortunately it appears the work that has been requested has not been completed.   Previous…

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The Valley Line West LRT will be the largest infrastructure project in Edmonton’s history. Work on this project started in 2007 and was one of the main reasons I decided to get involved with my community league and municipal government. When I ran for Council, securing the necessary funding from the other orders of government…

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After months of analyzing, asking questions, and debating, City Council has wrapped up debate on the 2019 – 2022 Operating and Capital Budget. This budget will shape the way Edmonton grows over the next four years. Over 150 Edmontonians came out to speak at the Public Hearing on the budget. We heard about the need…

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Since the re-organization and project management changes over the past three years, Council has been receiving updates on our significant Capital Projects three times a year. Significant capital projects included all projects over $20 million.  This approach enabled Council to monitor projects more effectively, improve communication between departments and Council, and provide better information to residents of Edmonton…

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As part of the Fall 2017 Supplemental Capital Budget Adjustment Council received an update on Edmonton’s significant capital projects. This report presents the September 30, 2017, financial results for capital and provides updates on significant capital projects for tax-supported, enterprise and utility operations including results and projections against the approved 2015 to 2018 Capital Budget. The Capital Financial…

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At the Tuesday September 27th Executive Committee meeting we received an update about the Walterdale Bridge delay. While this delay is frustrating, what concerned me more was the discussion around deadlines for projects. It was suggested that completion dates may need to be less specific on major projects as they are quite complex. While I…

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As of June 2016, most of our capital projects are on or ahead of schedule (84%) and within or under budget (97.9%). With that said, we cannot ignore the fact that there have been and are still some major problems with some select projects (Metro Line LRT, Groat Road/Walterdale Bridge). While the list of current projects stays…

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