Public works busy with repairs and replacements this summer

Summer busy for Rimbey public works department

Rimbey public works department is busy with infrastructure repairs and updates this summer.

Director of public works Rick Schmidt said presently crews are working on valve and hydrant replacements.

He said some of the valves were installed in the late ’50s and it impossible to get parts for them.

Schmidt is hoping to have the valve replacement work done in the next couple of weeks, but the work is weather dependent and the constant rain doesn’t help move things forward.

Urban Dirtworks has been in town replacing a manhole in front of the elementary school in need of repair and replacing a portion of six-inch sanitary pipe with eight-inch pipe.

The company will also be working near the former Rimbey and District Tire Shop and east of Parkland Motel.

A valve will also be replaced in front of the Nazarene Church and between the Rimbey Hospital and GTI.

Paving projects will be competed for three blocks on 53rd Street, two blocks on 52nd Street and on Rimstone Drive. The community centre parking lot and the public works yard will also be repaired.

J. Branco and Sons will be doing sidewalk work downtown.

Work on the drainage ditch of east of town has been completed.

Schmidt reminds the public to not allow grass to blow onto the street when mowing their lawns.

“It plugs the storm system and causes needless maintenance,” he said.

Just Posted

County of Wetaskiwin concerned about provincial policing discussion

Lack of detail, lack of answers discussed at council Oct. 8

Water leak finally repaired

Water leak causes concern

Trees removed at Pas Ka Poo

Trees beginning to rot

Lacombe Chamber hosts election forum at LMC

LPC, CPC, PPC and NDP battle for Red Deer-Lacombe votes

NDP candidate for Red Deer-Lacombe committed to creating new green jobs

Lauren Pezzella says the country needs to diversify away from fossil fuels

VIDEO: Alberta teen found guilty of shooting German tourist, leaving him paralyzed

The boy, who cannot be publicly identified, was from the Stoney Nakoda First Nation

Leaders pour it on with rallies, boosts for candidates as campaign reaches peak

The federal election campaign has reached a crescendo

Not a political question: Thunberg calls for climate action in Alberta

Edmonton police estimated the size of the crowd at about 4,000

Rebels drop third straight against Oil Kings

Rebels have given up 19 goals, scord 2 in three games

Zantac, the over-the-counter heartburn drug, pulled in Canada, U.S.

Health Canada also investigates possible carcinogen in some ranitidine drugs

Greta Thunberg calls for climate action in Alberta, but doesn’t talk oilsands

Swedish teen was met with some oil and gas industry supporters who came in a truck convoy

Scheer denies spreading ‘misinformation’ in predicting unannounced Liberal taxes

Conservative leader had claimed that a potential NDP-Liberal coalition could lead to a hike in GST

Kawhi Leonard, former Toronto Raptor, welcomed back to Vancouver at pre-season game

Fans go wild at pre-season game between L.A. Clippers and Dallas Mavericks at Rogers Arena

Greens and NDP go head to head on West Coast; Scheer takes fight to Bernier

Trudeau turns focus to key ridings outside Toronto after two days in Quebec

Most Read