Highway 9 construction ramps up for season
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.
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.