Blackburn Drive West Repaving Project
The following is the abridged version of an email our President sent to Councillor Bryan Anderson’s office regarding the repaving of Blackburne Drive West:
Just to let you know that the City is causing no end of grief in our area due to the manner in which they’ve been handling the grinding of our major roadway. They put up no parking signs along the full length of Blackburn Drive, didn’t do anything for a few days and then took several days to move along the roadway (I think we’re at the 2 week mark now). This resulted in people that regularly park on Blackburn Drive using our residential side streets to park their vehicles, which as I’m sure you’re aware doesn’t go over well in any neighborhood. Why they banned parking for so long is a mystery to us and while I know it’s temporary, is there any way of letting us know how long this is expected to last? As it stands, the City has pitted neighbour against neighbour which isn’t good. While we do appreciate the roadwork, I do, however, think our residents deserve better as there was no warning given to any of us that we were going to be inconvenienced for so long.
Councillor Anderson’s office contacted the appropriate department with a number of questions. They, and the responses, follow:
1) When did we put up the no-parking signs and when did we start grinding?
July 21,2015. signs were placed. Started grinding July 23,2015
2) When do we anticipate being finished grinding?
August 4, 2015, Will be knocking signs down as crew completes section
3) When do we anticipate starting and finishing paving?
Paving will start approx. Aug 6th,2015
4) I assume we are knocking the no parking signs down for the periods that we're not in the neighbourhood.
I notice that the signs weren’t being knocked down but have been since this query was initiated. For those who may be parking on Blackburn Drive West in spite of the signs, the Board has learned that these vehicles will be towed should they be hindering the project.
It appears that the project will be completed in mid- to late August. In the interim,would those residents parking on our residential side streets keep in mind that a vehicle is considered abandoned if it is not moved regularly and that the City has apparently been enforcing these bylaws quite vigilantly. For those of us inconvenienced by strange vehicles parking in front of our homes, please be patient – this will be over soon although a call to Bylaw Enforcement is warranted if the vehicle hasn’t been moved in a reasonable time (please check the City of Edmonton website for details).
Blackburne Creek Homeowners’ Association