Pipes to stay under boulevards

St. Albert will continue to require that underground infrastructure such as water and sewer pipes be installed underneath boulevards, despite a push from the development industry to move such pipes under the road.

Council voted 6-1 Monday night to continue running pipes beneath boulevards instead of moving them to the road. Coun. Cathy Heron voted against the motion.

Last month council voted on nine of 12 new engineering principles the engineering department had developed, and then referred to the Urban Development Institute for comment. One principle – allowing back alleys – was never brought forward, while moving utilities and requiring developers to install transit shelters were put off until Monday.

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