SUB Renovation Update: Site Prep work for planned SUB Renovation project to begin in August

News Staff - Thu Aug 01, 2013

Site preparation work for the planned Students’ Union Building (SUB) Renovation will begin in August, with the relocation of a storm sewer. The storm sewer runs under the 89 Avenue service road between SUB and the Van Vliet Physical Education & Recreation Centre.

Initial work will start on August 6; excavation is expected to begin on August 10 and will take approximately two weeks to complete.


The work will be done in approximately 20 metre segments, from east to west, as the storm line is moved. Suitable measures will be taken to minimize the impact on anyone using the roadway. These typically include the installation of appropriate signage, concrete barriers and site fencing, among other measures.

In line with City of Edmonton noise bylaws, construction work will only take place between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m., Monday to Saturday, and 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Sundays and Holidays.

Traffic Impacts

The 89 Avenue service road will be reduced to one shared lane for east and west-bound traffic. A flag person will be in place to direct traffic.

DATS service will continue during the construction work. For ease of access, DATS vehicles will reverse the direction that they usually go through the turning loop.

Access to SUB and to the Myer Horowitz Theatre loading bay will not be affected.

We urge all users of the roadway to watch for and obey special signs and flag people (and we would encourage all unnecessary traffic to use alternate routes).

For more information, please contact Nigel Brachi, at or 780.492.4241.

General information about the SUB Renovation project is available on the web at The project will be funded by a referendum-approved, CPI-indexed fee of $9 per term and an annual cash contribution from the Students’ Union operating funds. Additional funding is being sought from outside donors and vendors, with some key contributions already secured from business partners of the Students’ Union.

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