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Posted: July 26, 2019

Paving operations to commence in six areas

Mainroad East Kootenay Contracting this morning (July 26) alerted area drivers that it will commence re-paving operations in six areas of the region.

Arterial streets paving work will be taking place on King Street, northwest Cranbrook, on Wycliffe Park Road (passing lane south of Wycliffe Bridge) and on Mission Road from Highway 95A, past St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino.

Additionally paving work will take place on the following highways: Highway 3 (various sections between Moyie and Yahk); Highway 95 A (near Porteous Road, west of Wycliffe Flats); and the junction of Highway 93 and Highway 3, westbound from Elko townsite.

“The areas included in the paving program have been selected following our own safety inspections and consultation with MoTI (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure).  The work areas include numbered highway routes, as well as some arterial and residential roads which are a part of the province’s highways inventory.  Some locations will be paved with an “overlay,” whereas other locations will be resurfaced by “grind and pave” or replacement patch.  Both operations are a permanent solution to failing pavement,” Mainroad explained.

Works will commence the fourth week of July, starting with subdivisions and arterial routes. After this is complete, works on main highway routes will commence.

“During this time, we hope to keep disturbance to local businesses and residents to a minimum. Access to all business will remain open, although some detours to your normal route may be necessary to ensure worker safety,” Mainroad said.

Traffic will be kept open at each site in a single lane alternating pattern. Motorists should expect delays and plan an alternate route. Work will take place between a 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. window.

“Work will be conducted by our own road crews, as well as subcontractors working under Mainroad oversight.  There will be no excessive noise or bright lights overnight resulting from this work.  There may be some work conducted on weekends,” Mainroad said.

“Please remember your responsibility as a driver to obey traffic control persons, and to watch for work zones and obey orange construction signage.  Be patient; “slow down and move over” for emergency or maintenance vehicles.  These laws are in place to help ensure the safety of your passengers as well as our crews.”


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