High­way turnout slated for south hill

The Drumheller Mail - - FRONT PAGE - Krystin McHugh The Drumheller Mail

Be­fore fall of 2017, Drumheller road­ways will see three big im­prove­ments, all funded by the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment.

Mayor Terry Ye­men said, “We have re­ceived ver­bal ap­proval of some of the stuff we have asked for. We don’t have the of­fi­cial let­ter yet but we have been told by the bu­reau­crats that we will re­ceive the fund­ing for three of the projects.”

Two of the projects will be started in early 2017. One is a pave­ment over­lay on High­way 10 from the High­way 9 in­ter­sec­tion, by Bos­ton Pizza, to 2nd St. W. by the Macs Con­ve­nience Store.

The sec­ond project to be started early this year is a paved turn off put in place by the Wel­come to Drumheller sign be­tween the bot­tom of the High­way 9 south­hill and Ex­tra Foods. This will be put in place to make it safer for those who stop to take pic­tures with the Drumheller sign.

Mayor Ye­men said, “The road­side turn off will be to help fa­cil­i­tate the traf­fic that al­ready stops there.”

Ac­cord­ing to Mayor Ye­men, the third project will re­place a culvert that is un­der the road on the east end of Drumheller’s in­dus­trial area. To avoid a de­tour dur­ing the Pas­sion Play sea­son, this re­place­ment project will be started at the end of Au­gust or be­gin­ning of Septem­ber.

“We are able to pack­age th­ese projects with the nor­mal paving we do. This will give us a bet­ter deal from the con­trac­tor.” Mayor Ye­men said, “In­vest­ment in the com­mu­nity is al­ways a good thing.”

mailphoto by Krystin McHugh

It will be a busy sea­son for high­way re­pair this sum­mer as a culvert will be re­placed in the in­dus­trial area, there will be a pave­ment over­lay on High­way 10 from High­way 9 to 2nd Street West and a turn out lane at the base of the south hill will be in­stalled.

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