Summer is road construction season in Canada and things have been a bit of a problem for motorists in Hanna.
"We've had an infrastructure project where we added a storm water outlet," explained CAO Kim Neill. "We upsized the storm lines in a four block radius and put a new outlet into the CN Reservoir, and while we were there we were replacing and upsizing the water lines and relined the sewer lines."
"The real initiative was to try and increase our storm water management capacity," he elaborated. "Another outlet will alleviate some of the pressure on the system so that during periods of heavy rain, we'll hopefully eliminate some ponding and some bad areas."
Ironically, the work has taken place, for the most part, during one of the driest summers on record for Hanna and area, but Neill maintains it's always best to be prepared.
"Once this is done, and we're hopeful it's going to be completed by the end of next week, then I'd like to have a heavy rain just to test it out."