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Public notice: Widewater Drainage Ditch project

The MD wishes to notify area residents of an upcoming infrastructure project in the Hamlet of Widewater. The Transportation department will be building a drainage ditch along the utility right-of-way to improve water flow and prevent flooding.

The tentative start date for construction of this project is April 20, 2024.

Project details

The utility right-of-way starts from Widewater Drive, south of the Widewater Booster Station, and extends to the drainage ditch north of Woodland Estate Road. The anticipated duration is 4 weeks.

Impact on residents:

Construction equipment and machinery will be in operation, causing noise during daytime hours. Equipment movement is expected. We will make every effort to minimize disruptions to the best of our ability.

Safety measures:

For your safety and the safety of our construction crew, please:

  • Avoid construction areas: do not enter the construction zone
  • Obey signs and barriers: adhere to all posted signs and safety barriers
  • Keep children and pets away: ensure that children and pets are kept away from the construction site.

Contact information:

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this project, please reach out to Donna Cross at 780.843.5986 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we work to improve our community’s infrastructure. Your ongoing support is truly appreciated.

CLICK HERE to download the Widewater Drainage Ditch project map.

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