End in sight for busy construction season

By Nigel Maxwell
October 9, 2018 - 12:00pm

The snowfall this past weekend has not caused any panic at Prince Albert City Hall, in terms of wrapping up some ongoing road repair projects.

As of Tuesday, there were only three active infrastructure projects: One near city hall on 10th St. E., another near the city's water treatment plant; and some storm and sewer water repairs on Dier Road. Director of Public Works Wes Hicks said all three projects are nearing the paving stage.

"The air temperature must be above two degrees celsius and rising for asphalt to be paved. That won't happen today but tomorrow is promising," he said.
According to Environment Canada's five-day forecast, the Prince Albert area could see highs of four and six degrees on Thursday and Friday. This year the city had 34 road related projects scheduled and only three are stalled.

"We won't open any more roads until these roads are completed and then there would have to be a good window of opportunity like several days worth of good weather in the forecast and we would only take on one or two smaller jobs," Hicks said.
The unstarted projects include work on the Rotary Trail near McDowall Cres. A full list of the city's scheduled projects for 2018 can be found here.
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