Visitors to Drumheller's Royal Tyrrell Museum will notice construction crews on site as crews do the initial work for a major expansion.
The museum is adding 1,300 square metres of hands-on and distance learning area.
"The first thing they're doing there is excavation work for site surfaces, so that's related to the storm line and relocating that," outlined Tracy Larsen of Alberta Infrastructure. "Over the next few months, work will focus on the substructure, things like completing the utility lines and beginning with the foundation work."
The $9.3 million expansion was announced on January 15 by Veterans Affairs Minister Kent Hehr and Alberta Environment and Parks Minister Shannon Phillips.
"Even before all of this site work started, there was all the design and the planning and everything that went along with that, so sometimes people think nothing's going on but definitely, a lot has been going on behind scenes to get to this stage."
"We're looking at winter, 2019," added Larsen. "Early winter, like February or March, somewhere in there, to be finished."