The Town of Drumheller is set to begin its road work projects for the summer of 2008.
The projects are estimated to start within the next two weeks. While some projects are the responsibility of Alberta Transportation, both the Town and the province have agreed to bring projects together for the benefit of both parties.
“If you can get larger quantities in the tender, historically you get better pricing,” said Director of Infastructure Services Steve Huculak. “We have been doing that for the last several years with Alberta Transportation. At the end of the project their portion is funded back with the province one hundred per cent, it helps them out and it helps us to make the town look good.”
Two of the projects Alberta Transportation will be paying for will be the work on Highway 9 and Highway 575.
While Huculak says there may be a bit of a traffic slow down when work begins on the highway, he does not anticipate any big problems.
“We’re confident with the traffic accommodation plans we have in place,” said Huculak.
The Town will also have the contractors doing miscellaneous work like side walk repair and some underground pipe work.
“The same contractor that is doing our streets improvement program, has also been awarded the 2008 capital water main replacement program,” said Huculak.
One project Alberta Transportation will be handling independently is work on the Gordon Taylor Bridge.
2008 ROAD PROGRAM LOCATIONS
2008 STREET IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (SP) SCHEDULE “A”- TOWN CENTRE
3RD STREET EAST- RIVERSIDE DRIVE TO 3RD AVENUE - TYPICAL SECTION DWG NO. 602
3RD STREET EAST- 3RD AVENUE TO 4TH AVENUE - TYPICAL SECTION DWG NO. 603
3RD STREET EAST- 4TH AVENUE TO NORTH RAILWAY AVENUE - TYPICAL SECTION DWG NO. 604
14TH STREET N.W. - 1ST AVENUE TO COUTH OF 2ND AVENUE - TYPICAL SECTION DWG NO. 605
1ST AVENUE N.W. - 14TH STREET N.W. TO 15TH STREET N.W. - TYPICAL SECTION DWG NO. 606
2ND AVENUE - WEST OF 1ST STREET TO 5TH STREET - TYPICAL SECTION DWG NO. 607
HIGHWAY 575-04 SCHEDULE “C”
HWY 575 - 12TH STREET S.W. TO WEST OF 17 STREET S.W. - TYPICAL SECTION NO. 608
HIGHWAY 9-06 SCHEDULE “D”
SECTION 1 - TYPICAL SECTION NO. 609
SECTION 2 AND 3- TYPICAL SECTION NO. 610
SECTION 4 - NO TYPICAL SECTION HWY 9 & HWY 836 CONCRETE ISLAND REHABILITATION
HIGHWAY 9 - INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS SCHEDULE “E”
HWY 9 (2ND STREET WEST) AND 2ND AVENUE WEST - DWGS BOUND SEPARATE
HWY 9 (2ND STREET WEST) AND 1ST AVENUE WEST - DWGS BOUND SEPARATE
HWY 9 (NORTH SIDE BRIDGE AND GROVE AVENUE) - DWGS BOUND SEPARATE