The intersection of 51 Avenue and 51 Street is temporarily closed due to road redevelopment work and improvements that are currently underway on 51 Avenue. 

Detour signs are posted. Motorists are reminded to please drive with caution near construction zones and to observe road signs and traffic safety personnel. The temporary road closure will remain in place until work at the intersection is completed. 

However, the Town of Ponoka wants residents to know that the businesses in those areas remain open. 

During the construction on 51 Avenue, pedestrian access to businesses along that street remains open and public parking is available in the following two municipal parking lots which are both in very close proximity and walking distance from 51 Avenue: 

  • The parking lot on the south side of 51 Avenue with access from the alley at 51 Street. 
  • The parking lot at the corner of 51 Street and 52 Avenue (across from the Ponoka United Church).

On-street parking is also available throughout the rest of downtown Ponoka during construction with the exception of 51 Avenue (between 50 Street and 51 Street).

The Town and contractor will continue to work closely with businesses to coordinate pedestrian access to affected businesses on 51 Avenue throughout the entire project.