The clock is ticking on the start of major summer construction on Highway 16 or 44 Street in Lloydminster.
The week of May 17 is the start-up period as crews will be ripping up the asphalt from about 59 to 75 Avenue. The rehabilitation work will include the installation of concrete pads and the replacement of the water and sanitary sewer mains in the area of 62 Ave and 44 Street.
Mayor Gerald Aalbers is detailing the urgency of the work that will be done.
“It wears the asphalt. It does move and we live in a country in a country with frost. That road is bumpy. It’s starting to deteriorate in places and if we don’t fix it now, it’s only going to get worse.”
Highway 16 will be curtailed to one lane in either direction in the work zone, for the duration of construction. The City is advising of increased delays along 62 Avenue (College Drive) and suggests motorists use alternate routes to cross Highway 16 (44 Street).
Mayor Aalbers is calling on the motoring public to be patient.
“I ask motorists and the commuting public to be patient. Follow the road restrictions and detours that will be there. Please continue to support the businesses that are on the piece of road. You may just have to take more minutes to have to get to that favourite spot to support those businesses. It’s just going to take you a little longer.”
City Administration will be making alternate route arrangements including Business access and heavy vehicle transport information. A map of the impacted area and accommodation routes can be found here.