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Repair work on roads moving right along

PHOTO. A sign marking access to Highway 63 North from Fort McMurray. Photographed August 16, 2015. Sarah Anderson, REPORTER.
Expect the completion of repairs along the Confederation Interchange by the end of January.
Alberta Transportation provided an update on repair work on roads in Wood Buffalo.
Repairs first started on Dec. 5, 2019.
Mark Jacka with the provincial Ministry of Transportation said work on the interchange is on schedule.
“The remaining lights on Highway 63 are being addressed separately and as previously stated, those lights were being reviewed to determine a timeline on repair.”
Jacka said Alberta Transportation must excavate in certain areas as some electrical outlets are underground.
Also, more repairs are underway between Mackenzie Blvd and TaigaNova Crescent.
The Ministry ordered replacement poles and planned bulb and ballast repairs within the next two weeks.
Jacka said they anticipate crews will finish all repairs by early February 2020.
“We are in close contact with the local MLAs to ensure their constituents’ concerns are heard, and that Alberta Transportation is taking the necessary steps to repair and maintain the safety of our highways.”
ATCO helped with defining the scope of the work at the beginning of December.
They even replaced some lights near the bridge.
However, EMCON is the primary contractor with Can-Traffic hired as the sub-contractor to complete the actual repairs.