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Final work on roundabout means road closures on 67 Street Saturday

August 22, 2017 8:18 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Construction of the roundabout at 67 Street and Johnstone Drive/Orr Drive is nearing completion and road closures on 67 Street will be in place this Saturday as the final paving work is completed.

 The road closures will impact access to QE2 throughout the day and detours will be in place:

  • Starting at 6 a.m., the intersection of 67 Street and Golden West Avenue will close.
    • Eastbound traffic on 67 Street will be detoured on Johnstone Drive to Taylor Drive.
    • Westbound traffic on 67 Street will be detoured on Golden West Ave and 71 Street to Johnstone Drive.
  • Once this paving is complete at 67 Street and Golden West Ave, the intersection will re-open and the westbound lanes of 67 Street from west of the roundabout to the QE2 overpass will close.
    • To access QE2 from westbound 67 Street, use 32 Street or 11A via Taylor Drive.
    • The roundabout will remain open for northbound, southbound and eastbound traffic.
  • When paving is complete on the westbound lanes, both the eastbound and westbound lanes from west of the roundabout to the QE2 overpass will close for a brief period of time.
    • To enter the city from QE2, use 11A or 32 Street and Taylor Drive.
    • To exit the city use 11A or 32 Street via Taylor Drive.
    • The roundabout will remain open for northbound, southbound and eastbound traffic.
  • Next, the eastbound lanes of 67 Street from west of the roundabout to the QE2 overpass will close. 
    • To enter the city from QE2, use 11A or 32 Street and Taylor Drive.
    • The roundabout will be open for all turning movements.

“We know road closures are an inconvenience, especially on a busy road like 67 Street,” said Wayne Gustafson, Engineering Services Manager. “But paving is the final piece of major work that needs to be done and these closures should allow us to complete all of the remaining paving in one day over the weekend.”

The work is weather dependent and will be rescheduled to Sunday, August 27 if necessary. Dynamic message boards will be used to update drivers about the closures throughout the day and updates will be posted to The City’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Once the paving is complete, the roundabout and 67 Street will be fully open. Remaining work will include permanent lane marking and landscaping.

More information and detour maps are available at www.reddeer.ca/construction.

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For more information, please contact:

Wayne Gustafson
Engineering Services Manager
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8158

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

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