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Construction Update July 16, 2018

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Beaver County's goal is to provide a healthy, injury free work environment for all employees, contractors, visitors and general public. By working together in all parts of this program, we can achieve this goal.

Over the next several weeks please be patient as this schedule is completely weather dependent.

Range Road 201 and Township Roads 492, 510, 512 are being upgraded from gravel or oiled roads to all-weather hard surfaced roads.

Construction Update:

Seal Coats (a light layer of oil to protect the cement) was completed on Township Road 510, July 15.

Beaver County Crew started construction today July 16 on Township Road 512, Terracem will be completed on Thursday July 19th, (weather permitting). Immediately following West-Can will commence seal coating.

West-Can Seal Coating crew will be moving/working on Township Road 492 and will be applying the first lift of chipping starting July 17, this should take approximately 3 days to complete. 

West-Can Seal Coating will then move onto Rge Rd 201 and TWP 510 South of HWY 14 on approximately the 20th of July, (weather permitting) they will begin the 1st lift of chipping there. Once completed the crew will return to Township Road 492 and apply the second lift of chipping.

On July 20, Beaver County crew hopes to begin construction on (Creamery Road) Range Road 191, north of Tofield, (53rd Ave) to Township Road 512 and from Highway 834 to RR 191. This will take approximately 5 days to complete, (July 26-27).

Seal Coats are treatments that provide effective pavement maintenance to all structurally sound roadways. The application of a bituminous binder, followed immediately by a cover aggregate, produce a durable, flexible, low cost bituminous driving surface.

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, 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 when possible, until all these projects are complete.

There are potential hazards to the public and vehicles during the construction process. This can include heavy machinery, dust or mud, as well as 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 2 - 3 weeks).

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

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.

These roads will stay closed until the Seal coating is applied and cured. The less traffic on these roads the better. Please be advised the trucks need room to off load in a safe area. Detours will be in place and roads will be closed.