High­way 9 con­struc­tion ramps up for sea­son

The Drumheller Mail - - FRONT PAGE -

Res­i­dents and visi­tors tired of the rough and tum­ble road as they travel be­tween McDon­ald’s and Husky on High­way 9 will soon be get­ting a respite.

Al­berta Trans­porta­tion will be un­der­tak­ing resur­fac­ing work on High­way 9 from 1st Street SW to 2nd Street SE this week.

Milling work (which is re­mov­ing the cur­rent road sur­face) will take place on Tues­day, July 4 with paving tak­ing place Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day. There will be traf­fic re­stric­tions dur­ing this time.

“There will be lane clo­sures for the three days of work. This will in­volve the clo­sures of ei­ther, east and west-bound lanes with a sin­gle lane, twoway traf­fic,” ex­plained Dar­ryl Dro­homer­ski Di­rec­tor of In­fra­struc­ture at the Town of Drumheller. “This will al­low the work to be com­pleted quicker and pro­vide a higher de­gree of safety to work for crews.”

“There will be flag people at each end of the work zone and at all in­ter­sec­tions, with re­duced speed,” said Ju­lia Field­ing Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Of­fi­cer for the Town of Drumheller. “We en­cour­age people to drive care­fully and be aware of the work crews.”

Field­ing adds they have worked hard to make sure these ma­jor projects are sched- uled to avoid peak times of the sea­son. This project misses the Canada Day rush and should be wrapped up be­fore the Cana­dian Bad­lands Pas­sion Play be­gins its per­for­mances.

If any­one has any ques­tions about this work please con­tact the In­fra­struc­ture team at 403-823-1312.

mailphoto by Pa­trick Ko­lafa

Milling and resur­fac­ing High­way 9 from 1st Street SW near Husky to 2nd Street East Near McDon­ald’s Restau­rant, will be go­ing ahead this week.

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