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RMWB to see busy construction season

Last Updated May 10, 2019 at 7:32 am MDT

Looking toward downtown Fort McMurray from lower Thickwood. Archived photo taken by Jenna Hamilton.

Over 50 streets in the urban area of Fort McMurray will undergo repairs this construction season.

The Municipality’s engineering department will be overseeing the repairs along with the work being done for new infrastructure in the region.

The Rural Water and Sewer Servicing project has also started in the southern hamlets of the region with lot by lots assessments and constructions crews expected in all communities by June.

This is one of the costliest projects undertaken by the Municipality with a budget of $306 million.

Matthew Hough, the Municipality’s director of engineering said these projects are an investment to improve and enhance our local infrastructure.

Other examples of infrastructure projects around the region include the Fort Chipewyan airport lighting upgrade, King Street booster rehabilitation, and the snow disposal project.

“Much of the work this season involves road maintenance and underground services work that will impact residential streets. We ask residents to assist us in keeping construction zones safe by slowing down and obeying traffic signs when entering construction.”

Wildfire recovery work will continue with impacted neighbourhoods to see rehabilitation and erosion control work which will vary from road to road, sidewalks, curbs, gutters and roads.

The Municipality’s engineering team has created an interactive construction map to provide residents with project information, possible impacts from the construction and updates.