Main Street Revitalization

The Revitalization Project covers Main Street Lac La Biche from 100 Street to 103 Street and includes replacing underground utility lines and beautifying Main Street. 

The beautification aspects, like mature trees, benches, landscape beds, updated street lighting, specialized signage, and stamped pavement, are intended to support businesses along Main Street, creating an attractive atmosphere for residents and tourists. The underground utility lines, which make up the bulk of the project’s cost, will modernize ageing infrastructure, and serve nearby business owners and residents for many years to come.

To view a larger version of the above design, click here.

While detailed design is currently completed, key changes include:  

  • Keeping the sidewalk width effectively the same, while increasing it at intersections to improve pedestrian safety; 
  • removal of a proposed cross walk; and 
  • retaining the 60 degree parking angles. 

The concept plan also includes left-hand turn lanes at each intersection to allow for the smooth flow of traffic. Exact locations of streetscape elements like waste receptacles, benches, landscape beds, stamped pavement etc. are currently being fine tuned, and subject to change. Stay tuned for more updates as the detailed design unfolds and we get closer to the 2022 construction season.

General Project Information (Updated June 20, 2022)

Lac La Biche County is delaying the Main Street Lac La Biche Revitalization Project to summer 2023. 

Due to rapid changes in the economy and construction industry, bids for the project (which was originally scheduled for summer 2022) came in higher than anticipated. As a result, the County is considering other financing and tendering options.

Next steps for the project will be shared with business owners and residents as soon as more details are available. However, work on Richard Devonian Park along Main Street (for which the County received a $475,000 federal grant) will start this year.

Please check back with this webpage for updates as the project moves forward, or complete the Contact Form below to have updates sent directly to you. If you have any questions about this work, please feel free to contact our Engineering Services Department.

101 Avenue Surface and Utility Revitalization - Update August 18, 2022

Lac La Biche County has been notified that next week, Elite Site Services and its subcontractors will be completing final surface paving tie-ins, landscaping work and deficiency repairs for Phase 1 of the Lac La Biche Main Street Revitalization Project. A diagram of the overall project is attached.

Timeline:  Monday, August 22 (Tentative) to Friday, September 9, 2022

Scope of Work:  Asphalt paving in private parking areas, boulevard landscaping.

Hours of Work:  7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday

                             9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays and Statutory Holidays (as needed)

Impact to Residents and Local Traffic:

- Noise and presence of construction equipment/traffic.

- Minor traffic disruptions including short term, intermittent access and lane closures.

- Curbside collection will not be affected. Place containers in their normal location.

Residents are asked to please respect all construction signage, fencing, and barricades. We ask that the public stay clear of this area.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we complete this important work. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to one of the following contacts:

Contractor Contact:
Don Beaton
Elite Site Services
Consultant Contact:
Adam Boyko, C.E.T.,
V3 Companies of Canada

Lac La Biche County Engineering Services Contact:

Ali Memon, Manager