Highway 2:15

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

This project involved the construction of overhead sign structures along Deerfoot Trail from south of the Douglasdale overpass to south of the Country Hills Boulevard overpass. The work included the supply and install of 14 overhead sign structures including concrete bases at each site and the removal and disposal of the existing mounted signs at each location. Effective traffic accommodation was provided throughout the duration of the project addressing high traffic volumes while minimizing the impact on traffic flow and ensuring safe night work operations.

ARA was responsible for planning/identifying the structure locations, specifying the geometry of the sign structures, designing the sign panels and layout of information on the signs, as well as construction administration and site inspections during construction.

As the prime consultant, ARA worked closely with the owner representative throughout the construction phase of the project. During construction, ARA was on site to inspect the pouring of the concrete bases and supervise the erection of each structure. Visual inspections and non-destructive testing were performed on the steel sign structures by Acuren at the fabrication plant in lower mainland BC. The sign components were then shipped to Calgary and assembled on site. All erections were done at night with partial closure of the affected lanes.

The work included the design and construction management for the installation of 14 overhead sign structures, as well as the removal and disposal of the existing mounted signs at each location.

Total Civil Works: $125,000