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Construction starts on $23 million Alberta interchange


April 23, 2013
By Aggregates and Roadbuilding

April 23, 2013, Alta. – Construction started Monday, April 22 on the new $23 million
Dunmore Road/Highway 1 interchange.
Construction began with bypass ramps which,
when completed, will function as detours around the work site.

April 23, 2013, Alta. – Construction started Monday, April 22 on the new $23 million
Dunmore Road/Highway 1 interchange.
Construction began with bypass ramps which,
when completed, will function as detours around the work site.

There will also be traffic changes at the intersection
throughout the summer beginning with reduced speeds of 50 km/h on Highway 1
when the work starts, running until construction is completed.

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The grade-level
ramps will cross Dunmore Road, where signal lights will control traffic. Once
the ramps are operational, work on the main interchange will begin.

The interchange will be is said to be completed in
the fall of 2014, and will allow free-flowing eastbound and westbound traffic
on Highway 1, resulting in less congestion, smoother highway traffic movement
and reduced demand on Medicine Hat, Alberta’s, roadway infrastructure. Two new
bridges will carry the Trans-Canada Highway over Dunmore Road with two sets of
lights at the ramps onto Dunmore Road. The project will also include grading
and embankment works, installation of new storm sewer drainage lines and
highway barriers, road widening to allow for left turn and merge lanes, and construction
of a multi-user pathway to accommodate pedestrian traffic.

Motorists should use caution in this area and obey
all message boards and flag persons. Fines for speeding are doubled in
construction zones when workers are present, and dates are subject to change
due to weather and other conditions.