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Carry Drive sewer line work forces detour

By Collin Gallant on July 7, 2018.

A car navigates a detour at the top of Scholten Hill on Friday. Crews that are relining and repairing sanitary sewer lines beneath Carry Drive will have portions of the busy route closed in phases for the remainder of the summer.--NEWS PHOTO COLLIN GALLANT

Medicine Hat News

Relining the sanitary sewer lines beneath Carry Drive will cause stretches of the busy road to be closed in phases throughout the summer months.

Motorists were greeted Friday by road closure signs at the top of Scholten Hill as work got underway this week.

The $4.5-million sewer project was awarded in April to Instiform Technologies, with some similar work near Medicine Hat High School bundled in with the tender.

At that time council was told the work would be part of the 2017 sanitary sewer asset management budget, after years of pitting from buildup of hydrogen sulfide, a common occurrence in sewers.

Speed limit altered

A new speed limit on South Boundary Road will take effect on July 16, the city’s municipal works department reports.

In June the department reported that a review of road on the city’s southern limits had been completed showing a consistent maximum rate of speed would be preferable.

When the change is enacted, the maximum rate for most of the roadway — from Southland Drive to past the turnoff south to the county hamlet of Desert Blume — will be 70 kilometres per hour. Currently, different sections are set at either 60 or 80 km/h.

Motorists are reminded that posted speed limits are in effect.

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