Construction has begun on a new turnout at the base of the South Hill to keep drivers and visitors safe.
The Town lobbied the provincial government for changes at the iconic “Welcome to Drumheller” sign at the base of the South Hill. This has become an attraction and one of the most photographed places in the valley.
Director of Infrastructure Services Darryl Drohomerski says the crew began work on the site on Tuesday.
“We signed off on the traffic accommodation plan,” said Drohomerski.
“There is going to be one lane of traffic going down the hill just north of the runaway lane. It will be well signed and the work will be going on during the day.”
He explains the project includes a parking area with a physical median to separate it from the traffic. There will be 10 parking stalls for vehicles, with lighting, and there is going to be a little paved pathway so it will be a level surface.
“We are tying some beautification into it, so it will be a stamped concrete median,” he said.
“At the end of the day it will be an enhancement for the public and it will be a much safer place for people,” he said.
He expects the project to be complete by Friday, August 11.