Yellowhead County will be doing some pavement testing that may cause traffic delays for people driving through the county this weekend and next week.
The engineering firm Tetra Tech Canada is conducting pavement strength testing and asphalt core extraction along 10 individual roads in the county between August 10th and August 20th.
The purpose of this evaluation is to obtain pavement structure information to assist in the county’s pavement management plan.
The strength testing is a stop-and-go procedure and each test typically takes less than two minutes per location. The work will also consist of extracting 32 asphalt cores with 50 mm diameters throughout the testing zone.
Each core will be extracted separately, one at a time, and will require temporary single lane occupancy for about 15 minutes. Traffic may have short delays during the testing.