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Construction at 67 Street and Johnstone Drive starting; expect delays

May 25, 2016 10:39 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

The 67 Street/Johnstone Drive Corridor Improvement Project is set to start next week. As a result, there will be traffic impacts in the area.

Starting Monday, May 30, 2016, detours will be in place:

  • Eastbound and westbound traffic on 67 Street will use the westbound lanes; two travel lanes in each direction will be maintained. In August, the eastbound and westbound lanes will shift to the eastbound lanes.
  • Traffic will not flow north or southbound through the intersection on Orr Drive/Johnstone Drive.
  • No left turns in the intersection from any direction.
  • Access in and out of Oriole Park West will be via Golden West Avenue and 67 Street Close.
  • Access to businesses will be maintained at all times with directional signage posted.
  • Construction is expected to last until the end of construction season.

This detour will be in place until August, when traffic will be shifted to the eastbound lanes.

“We know this work is going to create delays and inconvenience in the area,” said Wayne Gustafson, Engineering Services Manager. “We’re doing what we can to minimize the delays, and in the end this project is going significantly improve traffic flow at one of the city’s busiest intersections.”

All businesses will remain open during construction, but access may change throughout the project. Signs will be in place to direct customers to businesses.

For more information, including a detour map, please visit www.reddeer.ca/construction.

For more information, please contact:

Wayne Gustafson
Engineering Services Manager
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8168

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

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