Some much needed road work in Drumheller is close to getting underway.
Nearing the end of June or early July, the Town of Drumheller will begin the resurfacing of two or more streets within the valley.
"The two major projects this year is Hunts Drive to 11 Ave SE and this will be a full reconstruction," explained Director of Infrastructure Services, Armia Mikhaiel. "The second major project is 2 Ave West from Centre Street to 2 Street West, which is Highway 9."
Mikhaiel is excited for this project to begin as the town is presented with the opportunity to be under budget for this project.
"I'm personally glad that we got the prices that we got. We are under budget, which will give us the room to expand our work-scope by a certain percentage," said Mikhaiel. "So maybe extra concrete work or we might select another road that needs to be resurfaced."
The actual commencement of this process began last year when town crews began repairing Hunts Drive, which was in notoriously bad shape because of drainage issues. The full price tag for these projects is just under $1 million, although the town budgeted for more than a million.
"We are hoping to finish the area and the whole section by next year," concluded Mikhaiel.
According to Mikhaiel, after town officials meet with the selected consultant, a pre-construction meeting will take place and then construction should begin.