CP Holiday Train
The Holiday Train will arrive Tues. Dec. 8 @ 8:20 pm.
It encourages donations of non-perishable food items & cash for the Blackfalds Food Bank.
A free concert from 8:30 – 9:00 pm with performers
Devin Cuddy & Kelly Prescott will take place
on Gregg St between Broadway Ave & East Ave.
Broadway Ave at the railway crossing & Gregg St
at East Ave will be closed to vehicle traffic
from 7 pm until the concert ends after 9 pm.
Donations to the Blackfalds Food Bank will be accepted at the gazebo in Tayles Park.
Please plan to arrive early & walk if at all possible,
as nearby parking will be limited.
Snow Removal Update for Week of Nov. 30
Pending unforeseen circumstance, windrowing
of snow on roadways will occur as follows:
Mon. Nov. 30: Lansdowne Ave (north),
Westridge Dr, Sunridge Ave, Aspen Lakes Blvd (west), Camille Gate, & Ponderosa Ave.
Tues. Dec 1: Cedar Square (east)
& Coachman Way
The windrows will be hauled away as soon as possible, but may stay on the road over night. Please park accordingly to allow traffic to pass.
In order to improve mail service in Blackfalds, Canada Post has started to place the pads for the new community mailboxes in various locations throughout town. This Community Mailbox Site Map indicates selected locations for the mailboxes with red dots and the coloured lines displa the areas to be serviced by each mailbox. The core area of town as well as commercial and industrial areas will continue to receive mail from the downtown Post Office.
Canada Post mailboxes, similar to utility structures, are placed on the easements of Town property. Whenever possible, Canada Post installs mailboxes on greenspaces, keeps mailbox sites to a minimal size so that traffic flow is not substantially increased in a specific area, and selects locations away from back alleys where the mailboxes may impede RV access.
Residents that will be switched over to the community mailboxes will receive a letter from Canada Post advising them of the change. Questions about the community mailboxes may be addressed to the Blackfalds Post Office at 403.885.4818.
Hwy 2A Hwy 597 Roundabout
A modern roundabout is a one-way circular intersection that reduces traffic congestion while maximizing safety for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. With slower speeds and fewer points of impact, modern roundabouts have been proven to:
» Reduce serious and fatal collisions for all users by up to 80 per cent
» Improve traffic flow because drivers yield rather than stop at a red light
Driving in a Roundabout
Roundabouts are new for many drivers, but following these basic steps will help you safely navigate roundabouts as a motorist or cyclist:
1. As you approach the roundabout, slow down and watch for signs to help you select which lane to be in, based on whether you’re turning right, left or going straight through.
2. Choose your lane and signal, just as you would at a regular intersection.
3. Yield to pedestrians in the entry crosswalk.
4. Look left, yield to traffic, pedestrians & cyclists in the roundabout, & enter when safe to do so.
5. Stay in your lane to your exit.
6. Signal right, exit the roundabout and yield to pedestrians in the exit crosswalk.
The Town of Blackfalds has been working with Central Alberta municipal partners to develop a Central Alberta Roundabout website that will be launched in Spring 2016. This video on roundabouts and basic steps for using them is one of the resources that will be on the site.
Alberta Transportation's roundabout page also provides information on roundabouts in Alberta.
Storm Pond Construction
Storm pond & alleyway construction by Westridge Dr & Westglen Blvd will begin Oct. 15.
Construction is expected to continue into the winter months & includes installation of a storm pump station & associated works along the south bank of Riser Pond & into the alley. The trees located in this area (shown in green) will have to be removed in order to allow for service access from the existing alley.
Access to the alley entrance between 6 Westglen Blvd & 274 Westridge Dr will be limited while construction is underway. The site contractor will liaise with local residents who use this alley to ensure that any disruptions are minimal. Area community members are asked to be aware of construction equipment & to obey all displayed no parking & construction signage.
When this pump station is completed it will monitor & move the storm water from the pond underground into the existing storm system that lies below the nearby roadway.
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