Visitors to Drumheller are going to have to be a little careful this week.
 
Crews contracted by Alberta Transportation are going to install a turnout for inbound traffic at the bottom of the South Hill.
 
"If you're coming into town from the south there's going to be a little bit of traffic disruption," cautioned Darryl Drohomerski, Drumheller's Director of Infrastructure Services. "We're narrowing it down to one lane of traffic coming down in front of the (Welcome to Drumheller) dinosaur."
 
"The speed is going to be reduced at that point from 70 to 40 kilometres an hour, just as a way to protect both vehicles and construction workers in that area," he added.
 
The town has been actively campaigning for a turnout at the South Hill for years. Councillors were told it's just a matter of time before someone gets hit when they park on the shoulder for a photo-op with the dinosaur sign.
 
"Barring (a change in) the weather it's going to be all complete by next Friday (August 11)," stated Drohomerski.
 
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