County Working Hard to Fix Damaged Roads
Thursday, June 18, 2020
The 2020 spring thaw on Rocky View County roads was one of the most severe in decades, with significant damage of close to $2 million reported on asphalt and chip-sealed roads throughout the County. This amount is approximately double the historical average annual asphalt repair cost incurred by the County.
Unseasonably cool temperatures in March and April meant the frost was late leaving the ground and did so over a longer than normal time period. Spring road ban exemptions granted by the Province during the COVID-19 crisis also contributed to this year’s increased damage. All locations are appropriately signed and made safe for the travelling public until the repairs can be completed.
Repair work began in early May and is expected to be completed by early July, weather dependent. Common repairs underway at more than 180 locations across the County include patching on hard-surface and gravel roads, culvert repair and replacement, as well as grading gravel roads where soft spots are present. Rocky View County is completing the majority of the gravel repairs while contractors are addressing hard-surface failures via County procurement procedures. These repairs are in addition to the annual pothole repair work that began earlier this month.
Motorists are reminded to follow construction zone speed limits and signage for their safety. Residents can report a road issue to the County through the online form or by phoning 403-230-1401.
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