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Expect delays at 67 Street and Johnstone/Orr Drive starting Monday

June 3, 2016 4:16 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Construction is underway on the 67 Street/Johnstone Drive Corridor Improvement Project, and there will be traffic impacts starting Monday.

As of Monday, the intersection will close for north and southbound traffic on Orr Drive/Johnstone Drive. In addition, no left turns will be permitted from any direction in the intersection. Access is as follows:

From 67 Street:

  • To access Johnstone Drive north of 67 Street:
    • If going east on 67 Street, take Taylor Drive north to Johnstone Drive; for local traffic, use Golden West Avenue and 71 Street to Johnstone Drive.
    • If going west on 67 Street, a right turn will be permitted at Johnstone Drive.
  • To access Orr Drive south of 67 Street:
    • If going east or west on 67 Street, use Golden West Avenue and 67 Street Close.

From Orr Drive:

  • To go north on Johnstone Drive, take 67 Street Close to Golden West Avenue, then 67 Street west to Johnstone Drive; a right turn on Johnstone Drive is permitted.
  • To go east or west on 67 Street, use 67 Street Close to Golden West Avenue.

From Johnstone Drive:

  • To go south on Orr Drive, use 71 Street, Golden West Avenue and 67 Street Close.
  • To go east on 67 Street, take Johnstone Drive north to Taylor Drive, then south to 67 Street.
  • To go west on 67 Street, use the dedicated right turn lane.

Within the next week, eastbound and westbound traffic on 67 Street will use the westbound lanes; two travel lanes in each direction will be maintained. This will be in place until August when the lanes will then shift to the eastbound lanes.

Access to businesses will be maintained at all times with directional signage posted. For access to 66 Street businesses:

  • From eastbound 67 street, use the temporary right in/out.
  • From westbound 67 Street, use Golden West Avenue and 67 Street Close.

Due to anticipated congestion in the area, drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes:

  • For Edgar Industrial Park, consider using Taylor Drive or Highway 11A.
  • For Oriole Park West, consider using Taylor Drive or Kerry Wood Drive.

For more information about this project, including a detour map, please visit: http://www.reddeer.ca/city-services/roads/construction-season/67-streetjohnstone-drive-corridor-improvements/.

Communications and Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147

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