The Engineering, Construction and Public Works Division co-ordinates and manages:

  • the maintenance, rehabilitation and development of the City’s road and related infrastructure, sidewalks, conveyance sewer system and stormwater management facilities
  • inspection review of development construction activities
  • the City’s streetlight infrastructure
  • repair and maintenance services seven days a week on a 24-hour basis for the City's fleet of vehicles and equipment
  • Winter control for roads, sidewalks and certain trails - depending upon storm conditions, 18 plow routes, two graders, nine sidewalk plow routes and several loaders may be simultaneously deployed for winter control activities

Proposed Engineering, Construction and Public Works 2020 budget

Highlights

Through the Capital Asset Management Plan approach, the programming and coordination of capital projects allows the City's infrastructure renewal process to make the best use of capital dollars. 

The next phase of the streetlight LED switch over program will evaluate the City's decorative fixtures to determine feasibility of retrofitting these fixtures to LED.

In 2020, the City will continue delivering the City's road and related capital budget through in-house design and contract administration efforts as well as the management of consulting engineers working at various stages of project planning and construction.

Maintained infrastructure statistics
Type of infrastructure201720182019 (forecast)
Lane kilometres of road 958 964 968
Kilometres of sidewalk 399 400 400
Number of vehicle bridges 26 27 27
Pedestrian bridges 21 21 21
Kilometres of sanitary sewers 393 394 397
Kilometres of storm sewers 351 354 355
Hectares of park land 362 363 365
Kilometres of trails maintained 36 38 39
Parks and forestry statistics
Category201720182019 (forecast)
Number of flower beds 64 65 66
Number of bulbs and annuals planted 27,000 27,000 27,000
Hanging floral baskets and DBIA planters 125 130 130
Softball/baseball diamonds 51 52 52
Soccer fields 31 32 32
Tennis/basketball courts 42 41 42
Buildings/bunkers 22 28 28
Wading pools 5 4 4
Playground equipment locations 57 57 58
Neighbourhood rinks 17 18 18
Splash pads 4 5 5
Replacement tree planting 534 550 450