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Sundre provides Highway 27 construction update

Municipality still anticipates work will be completed prior to June 21-23 Sundre Pro Rodeo
In a statement posted yesterday on the town's website to provide the public with an update on the progress of the Highway 27-Main Avenue project, the municipality announced work is still anticipated to wind up before the Sundre Pro Rodeo, which takes place June 21-23. File photo/MVP Staff

SUNDRE – According to the municipality’s latest update on the progress of construction along the Highway 27-Main Avenue corridor, work is still anticipated to wrap up before the Sundre Pro Rodeo later this month.

A statement posted yesterday – Thursday, June 13 – on the town’s website announced that paving on 1st Street NW as well as all of the areas on the north-side lane of Highway 27 were completed on the evening of Wednesday, June 12.

As of June 13, “the traffic detour was changed to the north lane of Highway 27, allowing for the contractor to work on the south side of the roadway,” reads part of the statement.

Additionally, Centre Street North has been reopened for northbound traffic travelling westbound on Highway 27, while the southbound lane of Centre Street North continues to be restricted at 1st Street NW to business access only.

The contractor was also expected to have replaced the sanitary manhole at 1st Street as well as completed the installation of a water and sanitary service at the Zims Mini Mart location by the end of today – Friday, June 14.

This coming Monday, June 17, the contractor is expected to start replacing the waterline on Centre Street South at the intersection of Highway 27 and Centre Street.

“Based on the depth and number of other utilities in the intersection, replacing this section of pipe is the most complicated portion of the project,” reads part of the statement.

“After the Centre Street South waterline has been installed, the excavated sites will be paved and the work within the Highway 27 right-of-way will be complete. We are still targeting to have the highway open for the rodeo weekend.”

This year’s rodeo is scheduled for June 21-23.

Simon Ducatel

About the Author: Simon Ducatel

Simon Ducatel joined Mountain View Publishing in 2015 after working for the Vulcan Advocate since 2007, and graduated among the top of his class from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology's journalism program in 2006.
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