It looks like visitors to the Canadian Badlands Passion Play could be affected by a construction project scheduled for this summer in the Hy-Grade Industrial Park on Drumheller's west end.
Alberta Transportation's replacement of a culvert under South Dinosaur Trail near the old AltaGas Building could well conflict with the play dates, which are July 6-20, 2018.
"There was a time that they actually couldn't be in the waterway because of the potential for fish; the Department of Fisheries and Oceans wouldn't allow anyone to be in that waterway," explained the town's CAO, Darryl Drohomerski. "They've said that they intend to start in early June (and) it's probably about five weeks or six weeks of work altogether."
Traffic will be detoured around the work during the duration of the project, but Drohomerski doesn't think it should pose too much of a problem.
"There's still two ways you can get to the Passion Play," he told 99.5 Drum FM. "The actual signed detour is going to be along Premier Crescent and through the industrial park, or people will be going down Newcastle Trail and up 12th (St.) and across that way."
"Most of the traffic through the industrial park is sort of at the beginning and end of the day, whereas Passion Play and other commuters, to Nacmine and all the other areas, tend to be maybe more in the evening or during that 8-5 time frame, so I don't think there will be too, too much action there, to be honest," he concluded.