Current Construction

Repair Update from Canadian Pacific for Local Rail Crossings in Olds

Highway 27 at the Railway Crossing - from 50th Ave to Hwy 2A 

Scope of Work: CP Rail will remove the existing section of track at the Hwy 27 crossing in Olds.  They will replace it with a new track section, install concrete panels, then repave the asphalt aprons.

Dates: Road will be closed from 9:00 AM on May 22nd until 7:00 PM on May 23rd

Closure Info:

  • Hwy 27 – to be closed from 50th Ave to Hwy 2A for the duration of the work, with access to local traffic only being maintained between 49th Ave and Hwy 2A.
  • Detour route – 50th Ave to Twp Rd 331A to Hwy 2A.
  • Volker Stevin will be providing all traffic accommodation.  Two message boards will be installed along Hwy 2 notifying large trucks to avoid Hwy 27, and one additional message board will be placed on Hwy 27 west of Hwy 22 to notify trucks in the eastbound direction.

CP Rail Contact: Konark Pakkala (403-809-5979)  Town Contact: Adrian Pedro (403-507-4823)

Additional Questions or concerns can be directed to CP’s customer service line at:

Community Concerns:  1-800-766-7912

Public Safety (24/7):  1-800-716-9132


Highways 27 and 2A are under provincial jurisdiction.  They are managed by Volker Stevin.  

News Release: Temporary Repair Update for Local Rail Crossings | Town of Olds


52 Street Revitalization Project - Final Phase 

Expected Completion: End of May 2024

Update: April 26, 2024

The final phase of construction on 52nd Street is set to begin.  This phase will complete the unfinished sidewalks.
Homes and businesses along this route will be receiving a letter from the contractor to go over more details. 


  • Sidewalk work will involve access restrictions to some properties with entrances off 52nd Street.
  • Paving and line painting will cause rotating lane closures.
  • Residents will experience restricted access and temporary lane closures which may affect daily commutes and accessibility at times.


  • The project is weather-dependent, with no major procurement delays anticipated. Should there be any issues, the contractor's project manager can be contacted as per the information in the distributed letter. For further assistance, please contact the Town directly.

Proposed Dates (from contractor):

  • Sidewalk coring & base prep – April 30-May 1
  • Sidewalk forming & pouring – May 2 – 6th
  • Landscaping May 13th-18th
  • Milling for tie ins – week of May 13th (following landscaping)
  • Asphalt top lift – week of may 20th
  • Line Painting – May 27th


The Project

The Municipal Improvement Plan of the Town of Olds ensures the continual  monitoring and renewal of aging infrastructure to prevent system failure. 
This revitalization initiative involves the replacement of underground sewer and water lines, installation of new sidewalks, curb and gutter, and asphalt  overlay as underground utilities and surface infrastructure in this area have exceeded their lifespan and require replacement.
Ruby Rock Asphalt Works Ltd. is the contractor on this project. 

Questions or Concerns

For more information or to express concerns, please contact James Crozier, CET Manager of Planning and Infrastructure or 403-507-4812.