It's been just over a month now and the Drumheller Co-op cardlock upgrades are running smoothly.

"The construction is going well. It started a few weeks ago here and the weather has cooperated very well. The estimated date is pretty much right on schedule as we're looking at the second week of August to have everything wrapped up," stated Drumheller Co-op GM, Brent Walker.

The upgrade will include seven new pumps for quicker access, as well as environmentally friendly tanks.

Crews from Scott Builders in Red Deer have been onsite day in and out to get the project completed.

"They've done several gas bars and cardlocks for the Co-op system. They're certainly in working weekends and late nights to get it all done," Walker explained.

"The islands are all there, if you drive by you can see where they all are. They should be doing some concrete work this week and hopefully see some pumps show up the following week."

Since the gas cards don't work at the gas bar, it has caused some disruptions for local customers.

"Certainly it is a huge inconvenience for any customers that were buying, because we don't have every product at our gas bar. There's been a little bit of an upset, however I think everyone understands we're doing this to better the site and we're getting it done as timely as possible," concluded Walker.

The Co-op cardlock cards will still work once the upgrade is completed at the cardlock station.


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