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UPDATE: Gaetz Avenue lane closures delayed due to weather

September 21, 2017 11:50 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Rain and snow have delayed construction; lane closures on Gaetz Avenue southbound will not start until Saturday.

The unexpected change in the weather has caused delays for the downtown water main replacement project. Lane closures on Gaetz Avenue southbound from the Gaetz Avenue bridge to 53 Street will now start Saturday, September 23, two days behind schedule.


For more information, please contact:

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147


BACKGROUND:

September 15, 2017:

Gaetz Avenue southbound will be down to one lane from the Gaetz Avenue bridge to 53 Street from September 21 to 28.

Drivers are encouraged to use Taylor Drive as an alternate route, as lane closures are expected to cause traffic delays on Gaetz Avenue.

Access to 53 Street from Gaetz Avenue, including a portion of 53 Street, will also be closed throughout construction. Access to businesses on 53 Street will be maintained from 49 Avenue.

The closures are required as part of a scheduled water main replacement project in the downtown area. The City’s Environmental Services department is nearing completion on the project, upgrading the existing water main to reduce the risk of water leaks and contamination.

The construction schedule is weather dependent and could be subject to change.

A map of the road closures is available at reddeer.ca/constructionseason.

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