Marshal Nickerson

Construction on Main Street slated for August

The Main Street of Rimbey will see some upheaval later this summer, but the end result will be worth the disruption.

The Main Street of Rimbey will see some upheaval later this summer, but the end result will be worth the disruption.

Earlier this spring, the provincial government made the announcement that the province would be planned to rehabilitate highways in rural Alberta.

Highway 53 which runs through Rimbey is one of the highways designated for upgrades.

Melissa Beebe, acting CAO for the town of Rimbey said Alberta Transportation plans to start the work in mid to late August.

A paving crew will start on Secondary Highway 771 to the Keyera Gas Plant and then move into the town.

Work will continue 29 kilometers west to the Clearwater County border.

Cost for the project is $8 million.

The 20 km farthest west along Highway 53 will be made up of recycled materials. The asphalt now in place will be ground and put back into the new pavement. The furthest nine kilometers of highway will also include deep reclamation processes.

The pavement is to be monitored and measured annually for smoothness, strength and maintenance costs.

Beebe said signs and detours will be in place during the construction to ensure traffic continues to flow smoothly.


Just Posted

Sentencing postponed in Castor triple homicide

Jason Klaus and Josh Frank will appear in court again Feb. 14th

UPDATE: Highway 2 lanes were closed due to milk truck fire near Millet

A southbound truck hauling milk and cartons collided with a bridge

Ice fishing enjoyed by all

Crestomere 4-H members enjoy ice fishing

Major announcement planned for Tuesday at Westerner Park

Hopes are that the CFR will be relocating to Red Deer

Volunteers busy

Volunteers at Pas Ka Poo Park

Tsunami warnings 101: Canada

Here are some things to know about tsunami alerts in Canada and how they work

Babcock, Goyette and Smyth honoured at Order of Hockey in Canada

Mike Babcock, from Saskatoon, guided the Detroit Red Wings to a Stanley Cup in 2008

Bell Canada alert prompts RCMP, privacy watchdog to probe data breach

Company spokesman: ‘Fewer than 100,000 customers were affected’

Man faces 48 charges in string of random Toronto shootings

The string of unprovoked shootings began Jan.9, say police

‘Shape of Water’ producer, Christopher Plummer among Canadian Oscar nominees

Guillermo del Toro film about merman romance earns 13 nominations

Canada, TPP agrees to revised deal without the United States

Canada and the remaining members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership have agreed to a revised trade agreement

Rogers Media cuts ties with Vice Canada

Rogers Media and Vice Canada are ending their three-year-old partnership, pulling Viceland TV channel off the air

Back to work: U.S. government shutdown ends after Democrats relent

Short-term spending measure means both sides could see another shutdown stalemate in three weeks

Bell Media, NFL take appeal over Super Bowl ad rules to top court

At issue is a ban on substituting American ads with Canadian ones during the game’s broadcast

Most Read