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Beginning July 2nd, Township Road 502 from Range Road 201 (Highway 833) to Range Road 205 (Spilstead Road), will be upgraded from an oiled road to all-weather hard surfaced road. The schedule is weather-dependent.
During this time, the road will be closed to allow crews to work safely; however, access for local landowners will be maintained during construction. Delays are to be expected. We encourage drivers to take alternate routes until the project is complete. The entire stretch will not be closed at once, we will begin on the west end and work our way east to Highway 833.
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 road is 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).
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 rock 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.