Woodlands County council discussed the road repairs needed on Highway 658 at their last meeting on Sept. 18.
Alberta Transportation responded to an email sent by Woodlands County in regards to a request made for repairs on Highway 658. The email explained that any permanent repairs needed for Highway 658 may take up until 2020 to be put in place. A section of Highway 658 contains 4 potholes that are a potential hazard to drivers, specifically smaller cars and non-locals unaware of the location of the potholes.
The center line of the highway is another concern for council with the constant weight of logging trucks putting ruts into the road with no permanent repairs done by Alberta Transportation.
Council member Dale Kluin, asked council if it was possible to invite a member from Alberta Transportation to provide a presentation explaining why the highway may take so long to fix.
Currently, the province has already put in 120-tonnes of pave patching, 50-tonnes of grader patching and has completed 45,222-meters of crack sealing on the highway. Council made a motion to invite a representative from Alberta Transportation as a delegation to a future council meeting.