Gateway Gazette

Montrose Bridge Reconstruction Project Beginning

High River AB: The Town of High River is pleased to announce that the Montrose Bridge Reconstruction will start the week of July 23. The reconstruction of the bridge is a $2.4 million contract that was awarded to Graham Infrastructure LP following a competitive tender process. The project is funded by the Disaster Relief Program as the damage was a result of the 2013 flood event. The bridge is expected to be functional this November, with landscaping taking place in the Spring of 2015 and the final layer of pavement completed in 2016.

During construction 5 Street SE will be the main access route for heavy equipment, therefore parking on 5 Street will be restricted between 12 Avenue and Montrose traffic circle. Construction access to the south side of the site will also require vehicles to use 3 Street SE and Monteith Drive. Signs will be posted on all routes to advise drivers.

The nature of the bridge reconstruction will require pile driving (which may start around July 23), compaction and the movement of heavy equipment in the area. Construction noise, vibrations and dust are to be expected. Since the construction area is next to a residential area regular construction hours (Monday – Saturday) are anticipated for the project, during the hours provided in the Town’s Noise Bylaw.

Access to the Sheppard Family Park and Community Garden will remain available during construction. The Town is aware that the park has many functions and programs taking place onsite, and will work to accommodate events wherever possible.

Residents and drivers are reminded to watch for trucks and workers and to obey all safety signs and closures throughout town. Please be aware that barricades will be in place for public safety and will be left in place for lane closures even though construction crews may not be present.

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