Work Progresses at Drayton Valley
Drayton Valley, Alberta, is an oil industry hub approximately 90 miles southwest of Edmonton. The $50 million project features a new 252-meter (826-foot) bridge with a wider, five-span deck and improved approaches that better accommodate the high volume of heavy-haul traffic that uses this route. Highway 22 has an annual average daily traffic rate of more than 7,000 vehicles a day, over 20 percent of which is truck traffic.
Between river flooding and a large embankment slide, the project has had a few hurdles to overcome, but the project has seen strong community support and interest, which is helping Flatiron to stay safe and on-time.
Completion is expected in February 2015.