The Town of Drumheller has purchased a derelict building, 601 5 Street East, commonly referred to as the Old Consortium to make way for traffic realignment/thoroughfare because of the Downtown Dike project closing a portion of Riverside Drive.
Town Administration captured resident concerns regarding this road closure and the increased traffic flow on the residential streets in the area was a great concern. In the effort of alleviating traffic increases, a worry shared by many participants, the Town has purchased this property to reroute traffic down Railway Avenue East.
The Town invested $149,000 in the property, with a budget set aside for asbestos abatement, demolition and site development. The tender for this project will be posted on the Bid Opportunities page on Drumheller.ca.
“We are listening to resident concerns and exploring the best solutions that fit within the available budget,” shares Deputy Mayor, Tony Lacher. “On behalf of the Mayor, Council and Administration, thank you to those who took the time to share concerns, potential positive impacts and even traffic suggestions for Riverside Dr, one of which is being considered as the preferred outcome of this participation effort.”
The ‘What we Heard Report’ from the survey will be shared with the public at the meeting hosted by the Flood Mitigation Office.