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.

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