Major Road Changes

5 months ago
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Making major adjustments to this rural road will be expensive and complicated but are not impossible.

Here are a few considerations for you: 

  • Putting sidewalks on both sides of the road will require storm water to be handled with piping (rather than ditches) which requires storm mains to be installed, the road to be dug up and considerable cost and disruption to residents along the road.
  • Widening the road would have the similar cost and work as putting in sidewalks and require even more asphalt and construction impact on the neighbourhood.
  • Making changes of this scope would cost millions of dollars.
  • Making changes like this are a deviation from the planned rural feel of the community
  • Sources of payments for these projects may come through a local improvement bylaw for the residents impacted or would have to be included in a general City budget. 

Please provide your thoughts on some of the options listed. 


  • Jallore 6 months ago
    I don’t believe road changes are necessary. Change the speed limit, add a playground zone, a crosswalk or two in alignment with access to the current pathway behind the houses on the east side. There is already s pathway access point being planned across from Coulton Court, so this should be fairly simple and inexpensive.
  • Griffin 6 months ago
    Hi, Briefly reviewing the proposed measures, as someone who lives on the street and has many issues with the speed at which people travel along the road, this is the input my wife and I have.- The Speed limit should be reduced to 30 km/h this way when people speed; which everyone does, they will hopefully be sub 40 km/h speeds.- Speed Bumps and Curb Jut outs would make more congestion on the road and make it harder on the road crews when doing winter work, therefore I do not believe this is cost worthy change- In regards to side walks, I think ONE sidewalk is a good idea, the natural slope or fall of the road is from the east (high) to the west (low). Thus drainage could be accomplished by means of over land run-off into the west side ditches (older side). this would potentially reduce the cost of maintenance and installation, also plow drivers can windrow the snow to one side of the road, the ditch side. IF a sidewalk is added to the new side it could be tied into the sports field, school and walking path, which would also mean no official cross walk is required as most foot traffic would be on the east side of the road. right-of-ways are already owned by the city on either side of the road so fortunately costly land acquisition can be avoided with this plan.
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    • Admin Commented City Communications 6 months ago
      Thanks for the input Griffin. We appreciate your thoughtful response and will be providing it to our team for consideration.
  • tdekker 6 months ago
    East Lakeview road is occupied by a relatively small number of Chestermere residents and also doesn't serve as a major artery unlike Kinniburgh Blvd. It would imply that traffic is comprised of mainly local residents. Major Road Changes would represent a disproportionate amount of tax dollars that would benefit very few residents.
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    • Admin Commented City Communications 6 months ago
      Thanks for your comment.
    • gurmailjohal 6 months ago
      With a huge lot classified under commercial, it will pull a lot of traffic once done. With school ground and chestermere camp its heavily populated with kids and their safety is important.
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      • tdekker 6 months ago
        I can't help but think we are not talking about the same road. Either the city has confused the name or we are talking about two different roads.Could the city please post a map highlighting the specific stretch of road you are addressing?
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  • gurmailjohal 6 months ago
    Now Chestermer is city and we have to modify some roads for safety reasons as city population is increasing. So sidewalks may be good by managing stormwater by piping
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    • tdekker 6 months ago
      Road capacity and storm water impact assessments should be the responsibility of the developer. The City needs to set the standards that must be complied to for new and future developments. The infrastructure, access and amenities associated with older lots is fully known at the time of purchase and is part of the value trade-offs when considering the purchase. These improvements may increase their property value meaning that the entire city pays for improvements that will personally benefit a few select home owners.
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      • gurmailjohal 6 months ago
        Any mistake made in past either by developer or city should be rectify now.safety is a big benefit and it is for everyone not for few people
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        • tdekker 6 months ago
          All of your premises are incorrect. This was not a mistake by the developers, it was a decision that was approved by the city taking into account the conditions of the day.The city is not accountable and the tax payers are not responsible for correcting the mistake of developers.Further, the benefit to the safety of individuals is not equally shared by all. Safety is often used as an apriori argument to spend unnecessarily to the detriment of all.
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          • gurmailjohal 6 months ago
            So any changes for the development of the city needsto be paid by home owner as city won't be liable to any issues in future?
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            • tdekker 6 months ago
              A change is not the same as mistake.
    • ifarrell 6 months ago
      I would align this strategic initiative with the end of life of the current underground infrastructure. This is so that when we tear up the road it is to bring the whole area up to the new standard. Which would included side walks, lighting and cross walks. If there were problem areas that need addressing, that would be solved with upgrading the infrastructure than approach that on a case by case basis. I also believe if you follow this strategy you can notify the affected residents of the plan and schedule, they can then budget for the improvements.
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      • Admin Commented City Communications 6 months ago
        Thanks for the comment ifarrell. Usually that is the plan for city assets - replace or upgrade when they reach the end of their useful life. This issue was raised as a safety concern from residents along East Lakeview Road so we are looking into whether there are any interim solutions as well.