Bridge renewal on Highway 20 over Blindman will improve safety

Bridge rehabilitation work began Sept. 17 on the bridge carrying Highway 20 traffic over the Blindman River north of Rimbey.

  • Sep. 18, 2012 7:00 p.m.

Bridge rehabilitation work began Sept. 17 on the bridge carrying Highway 20 traffic over the Blindman River north of Rimbey. The contractor, Alberco Construction Ltd., expects project completion by Oct. 31, weather permitting.

This project will ensure the long-term structural integrity of the bridge and protect Alberta’s investment in our infrastructure. It includes a new concrete bridge deck, important safety upgrades and some standard maintenance and repairs.

To ensure a safe work zone, traffic will be reduced from two lanes to one lane on Highway 20 with a maximum lane width of 4.5 metres. Only one direction of travel will be affected at a time to reduce the impact on travelers.

Motorists are asked to drive courteously in the construction zones and obey all posted speed limits, signs and flag people. Fines for speeding are doubled when workers are present.

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