June 28th, 2017 ~ Vol. 87 No. 26
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129th Street construction ahead of schedule
Crowsnest Pass Herald Front Page
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ANNA KROUPINA
Pass Herald Reporter
The roadwork occurring on 129th Street in downtown Blairmore is progressing well and several days ahead of schedule, according to Patrick Thomas, Director of Development, Engineering & Operations with the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass.

The section of 129th Street between 21 Avenue and Highway 3 is closed to through-traffic for approximately six weeks beginning on June 20. That stretch is open to local traffic only and drivers wishing to access restaurant establishments in that area.

“It helps expedite their work. If they are limited to maintain a single lane, it would push the construction out a lot longer,” says Thomas.
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With crew working near the Crowsnest River, various precautions have gone in to protect the environment in case of a mishap.

“They have environment protection set up with a silt fence and catch basin bags. They have put in active controls to minimize any disturbance to the river in case of a rain event,” says Thomas.

Roadwork and rehabilitation of 129th Street began on the week of June 5. The work involves replacing underground water, wastewater and storm mains. Portions of the sidewalk will be repaired or replaced along with paving of the roadway.

The entire construction project is expected to wrap up by the end of August or early September. The work is weather-dependent, says Thomas.

Thomas advises the public to adhere to signage and watch for road closures and detour signage in place.
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