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Whitecourt street improvements to start in July

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June 10, 2020 at 10:00 am - Home, Local News
By Erika Chorostil

Road work is soon set to start in the Town of Whitecourt, as part of the 2020 Street Improvement Program.

The Town aims to maintain roads on the lowest-term cost by using the Pavement Management System, which prioritizes preventive deterioration to the road surface rather than repairing it at a much higher cost in the future.

The Street Improvement Program is part of the Pavement Management System, which allows for lower-cost maintenance projects like overlays and micro-surfacing to take place.

On Monday, Town Council awarded this year’s road work contract to Knelson Sand and Gravel at a cost of $805,652.46. The road work is scheduled to start in July and will include overlay projects, and concrete and drainage repairs at a number of locations.

Most of the work will be done in the Hilltop area, and Mayor Maryann Chichak says the road work will be positive for residents and businesses.

The full list of roads to have work done includes:

  • Dahl Drive section one from Highway 43 to 41 Avenue
  • Elko Drive cul-de-sac (near Tim Hortons)
  • Sunset Boulevard and Whitecourt Avenue intersection
  • Beaver Drive and Blueberry Drive intersection
  • Sakwatamau Drive and 47 Street (Millar Road) intersection
  • West Whitecourt 53 Avenue and 59 Street intersection – Road Reconstruction
  • West Whitecourt 50 Avenue and West Street – Road Rehabilitation

This year’s rehabilitation includes over 28,000 square metres of roadways (7 lane kilometres). The program also includes the replacement of failed concrete gutters and approaches, several utilities cut restorations throughout town and the driveway enhancement program.

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