Upgrading intersection Hwy 857 and 631
Mid December 2016, Alberta Transportation will be upgrading intersection at Highway 857 and Highway 631 to a 4 way stop.
Improvements will include the addition of stop signs with flashing lights in all directions, as well as installation of rumble strips northbound and southbound at Highway 857. Changes will also be made to the paint markings on the pavement including “stop ahead” on the pavement prior to the intersection. These changes are expected to make the intersection more visible and increase awareness of the stop condition.
Please obey all new signage at the intersection.
Casual Friday donation
Town of Vegreville administration staff donates to Vegreville Lions.
Town administration department donates $1 every Friday in exchange for wearing jeans to the office. $365.00 was donated this year to the Vegreville Lions Playground Project.
What Makes Vegreville a Healthy Community?
Vegreville Community Health & Well-Being Survey Results
This project was completed by the School of Public Health in partnership with the Town of Vegreville’s Impact Vegreville Committee.
Rope rescue training in Vegreville
Members of Vegreville, Mundare, Holden and Mannville fire departments took part in rope rescue training this past weekend and next weekend in preparation for their exam on Dec 10. This is all part of the National Fire Protection Association 1006 rope rescue awareness program.
Crosswalk now more visible, thanks to concerned citizen's letter
The Town of Vegreville received a letter on June 25, 2014 from Shirley Kercher expressing concern over children crossing Highway 16A at 51 Street to get to AL Horton and requesting the Town make the crosswalk more visible.
During the 2015 Budget process it was determined that a wired flashing indicator that went over the highway would cost approximately $50,000 per side. It was decided that the Public Works Department would look for a more affordable alternative.
Through discussions with suppliers and Alberta Transportation, a solar powered Rapid Rectangular Flashing Beacon (RRFB) was selected for the 2016 Budget process. Alberta Transportation indicated that they would use Vegreville as a trial for these systems for other locations on Alberta highways.
Alberta Transportation informed the Town that they would require a pedestrian count for this intersection. The Town decided that foot traffic would be higher in the spring and completed the pedestrian count in May of 2016.
On August 31, 2016, the Town received approval from Alberta Transportation to install the solar RRFB system as a trial to determine their effectiveness and potential to be placed in other locations on Alberta highways.
Following Alberta Transportation’s approval the RRFB’s were ordered.
Upon a site inspection for the installation, it was determined that it would be best to utilize a current ATCO Electric light standard. The local ATCO office was contacted and on November 15, 2016, the Town received their permission to utilize their light standard.
ATCO Electric crews assisted the Town with the crosswalk anchor installations.
Installation of the RRFB by Town crews was completed on November 22, 2016.
On November 25, 2016, a formal request was submitted to Alberta Transportation for the installation of permanent crosswalk markings on Highway 16A.
On November 25, 2016, Shirley Kercher was contacted to inform her that the lights had been installed and she was informed of the steps taken above to complete the project.