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Construction Update

Township Road 512 & RR 191 are being upgraded.

Over the next few weeks, Township Road 512 from Highway 834 to RR 191 (Creamery Road), and Range Road 191 (Creamery Road), south of TWP 512 to 53 Ave in Tofield, will be upgraded from gravel or oiled roads to all-weather hard surfaced roads.

This involves stabilizing the road base with soil cement before applying two coats of “chip seal”. While this process is much different from the process to pave a road with asphalt, the end result will seem similar to residents and the travelling public, and will result in roads that are not dusty when dry, nor muddy when wet.

During this time, the roads may be closed to allow crews to work safely; however, access for local landowners will be maintained during construction. We encourage patrons to take alternate routes until the projects are complete.

There are potential hazards to the public and vehicles during the construction process. This can include heavy machinery, dust or mud, and road materials such as gravel, asphalt coatings and rock chips. After the roads are stabilized, a coat of chip seal will be applied that can make your vehicle dirty.

Finally, there will be loose rock chips present for some time after application that can scratch your vehicle. The final chips will be brushed off after the surface has cured (generally after a few weeks).

Please be advised the speed limit will be 50 km/h while posted, as there will be crews on the road who need to work safely, and it will help keep the loose rocks chips more stationary.

This schedule is weather dependent.                                                                                                 

Thank you for your patience and understanding during construction. If you have any questions, please call the Beaver County Service Centre at 780-663-3730.

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