Big Lakes County is pleased to announce that Provincial Highways within the County will benefit from the Government of Alberta’s investment to get Alberta back to work. In response to the COVID-19 recession, the province announced that they are allocating almost $2 billion from the 2020 Capital Plan to resurface roads, repair bridges, restore schools, and fill potholes.
“Big Lakes County is very grateful that Alberta Transportation has chosen to repair roads and culverts within our County,” said Big Lakes County Reeve Richard Simard. “As many of us know, these much-needed repairs will improve the driving conditions and the safety of drivers traveling on these roads.”
Alberta Transportation has awarded a contract to E Construction to repair multiple culverts and pave roads within the County. Construction has commenced and is expected to be complete by late summer 2020. Work entails:
- Paving of 27.5 kilometres of Highway 2A from Highway 49 to Highway 2
- Milling and paving of 3.5 kilometres of Highway 49 from Highway 2A to South of the Little Smoky River
- Milling and paving of 11.5 kilometres of Highway 2 from west of Highway 33 to east of Highway 33
- Milling and paving of Spruce Street into Faust and Range Road 101A into Kinuso
- Various paver patches on Highway 749 from south of Township Road 740 to High Prairie
- Slide repair on Highway 2A
- Slide repair on Highway 747
- Intersection improvement at Highway 2A/Highway 747
- Various culvert replacements
Safety for workers is paramount and everyone’s responsibility. Slow traffic and delays should be expected. Please follow the signs and reduce your speed when driving through road construction sites. If you have any questions or concerns regarding these projects, please contact Vic Abel, Director of Public Works at 780-523-5955.
Victoria Zahacy, Communications Coordinator
(780) 523 5955