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Micro-surfacing on 30 Avenue and Highway 11

June 9, 2021 12:31 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Starting Thursday, June 10, micro-surfacing work will begin on 30 Avenue between Lees Street and Highway 11/55 Street.

Crews will begin line marking removal and non-intersection work on Thursday, resulting in intermittent lane closures as required. Pre-treatment work and micro-surfacing will begin in the northbound lanes followed by southbound lanes. Traffic delays are to be expected in both directions.

When work is complete on 30 Avenue, work will begin on Highway 11 between Rutherford Drive and Range Road 270.

Micro-surfacing is a road preservation treatment used to extend the life of a pavement anywhere from five to eight years, depending on the current condition of the pavement surface. Micro-surfacing provides a thin wearing surface on top of the existing asphalt that city roads are paved with. Micro-surfacing is installed quicker and is ready to drive on faster than traditional hot-mix asphalt. 

Motorists will notice a rougher surface texture on a micro-surfaced road. This feature improves skid-resistance, but also tends to be noisier. Visit www.reddeer.ca/micro to learn more about micro-surfacing.

Drivers are encouraged to take alternate routes where possible and reminded to slow down when driving in construction zones and obey all signs. Pedestrians are reminded to cross only at designated crosswalks.

All road construction is weather dependent and schedules may be subject to change. For information about road construction and closures visit www.reddeer.ca/roadclosures. Any impacts to transit routes are posted on the City website as construction nears and can be viewed at www.reddeer.ca/transitdisruptions.

For more information, contact:

Corporate Communications
The City of Red Deer

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