By Justin Seward
The Township Road 120 pavement and rehabilitation improvements got underway a couple weeks of ago.
“Each intersection has their own timeline, as we are working with utilities to move infrastructure, and SMRID to relocate irrigation infrastructure, so in all the project should be completed in July of this year,” said Kim Dalton, Cypress County’s director of public works.
Drivers and residents should be aware there are restrictions on the road as construction goes on.
“Due to all the construction, there have been some restrictions as it pertains to over dimensional loads, and this is due to the width of the roadway and project safe working limits,” said Dalton.
The road’s speed has been reduced to 50 kilometres an hour due to being an active work zone.
“Workers are present and there are large traffic fluctuations,” he said.
The project’s process began back in 2018 with preliminary engineering and an asphalt assessment.
In 2019, the county applied for grant funding and was approved in 2020.
“On July 16th, 2019, there was a plan submitted for the construction and intersection improvements, that plan has a lot of verbiage on traffic counts, supporting data and turning radiuses,” said Dalton.