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Tuesday, June 30, 2020 / Categories: Press Releases

Press Release - Construction season has started in Whitecourt

Construction season is here and crews will be out in force in the coming weeks working to complete local road and other infrastructure projects.

2020 Street Improvement Program:
Construction crews are in town this week to complete concrete work as part of the 2020 Street Improvement Program. Projects include sidewalk repairs, drainage improvements, and catch basin rehabilitation. All concrete work will take place between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.  Crews have started working on the Dahl Drive median, which extends from Highway 43 to Kepler Street. One lane on each side of the median will be closed for the safety of motorists and workers. Motorists are  encouraged to use 51 Street to access Highway 43, and avoid Dahl Drive if possible. Major concrete locations include the following locations, which will have disrupted traffic flow until July 10. Please use caution when travelling in the following areas: 

  • Sunset Boulevard and Whitecourt Avenue (in front of Allan & Jean Millar Centre);
  • Sakwatamau Drive and 47 Street (Millar Road) intersection;
  • Beaver Drive and Blueberry Drive intersection.

Paving projects, including roadway rehabilitation, drainage improvements, and utility cut restorations, are also included as part of the 2020 Street Improvement Program. Paving throughout the community is scheduled from July 7 through 22.  Knelsen Sand and Gravel will be completing the project, and areas to be paved include:

  • Dahl Drive section one from Highway 43 to 41 Avenue,
  • Elko Drive cul-de-sac,
  • Sunset Boulevard and Whitecourt Avenue intersection,
  • Beaver Drive and Blueberry Drive intersection,
  • Sakwatamau Drive and 47 Street (Millar Road) intersection,
  • West Whitecourt 53 Avenue and 59 Street intersection - Road Reconstruction,
  • West Whitecourt 50 Avenue and West Street - Road Rehabilitation

Crack Sealing Roads:
Whitecourt Infrastructure Services crews have begun sealing cracks throughout the community, and work will continue througout July.

Pot Hole Patching:
As is typically the case, Whitecourt experienced temperature swings throughout the winter and spring season, which has created ideal conditions for the development of potholes.  Pot hole patching throughout town has begun.

Highway 43 and Highway 32 Construction Projects:
Maintenance of Highway 43 and Highway 32 in Whitecourt are the responsibility of Alberta Transportation.  Details on projects planned in our region throughout the summer can be found on https://511.alberta.ca/
 
The Town of Whitecourt appreciates your understanding and patience throughout the
summer construction season.  Regular updates on construction projects will be
posted online at www.whitecourt.ca and on the Town’s Facebook page at
www.facebook.com/TownofWhitecourt.
 

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