There is a slight detour on Highway 575 near the industrial area of Drumheller.

This is to install a new culvert under the highway, and locals can expect to drive around it until early to mid-November.Culvert 2Detour begins

"I expect they are making sure that they have enough time to do anything with regards to weather delays. I know that some of the culvert segments are coming this week, and I would expect them to start to install next week. I would think to expect it to be done near Remembrance Day," explained Drumheller CAO Darryl Drohomerski.

The construction of a new culvert was heavily needed as the old one was suffering from major decay.

"These aren't corrugated metal culverts, where they come in long pieces, these are concrete pieces. Each segment is about a meter long, and it takes a while to manufacture and cure them," continued Drohomerski. "It takes a bit longer than just putting a metal culvert in. The good thing about that is that it will last decades and decades longer than the metal pipes do."

"The interior height is going to be about 1.5 meters, about 5 feet high. It surprisingly will be carrying a large quantity of water during rainfall events and especially snow melting. I believe it is 5 feet by 6 feet," concluded Drohomerski.

The new detour which funnels traffic through Drumheller's industrial area only adds about an additional minute to the commute.

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