Construction starts on aging infrastructure under Macleod Trail
Published Monday, July 18, 2016 9:29AM MDT
Last Updated Monday, July 18, 2016 12:43PM MDT
Motorists who regularly use Macleod Trail to get to and from work could face delays over the next few weeks as crews work to repair the aging water lines that run under Macleod Trail.
The Macleod Trail SW feedermain valve upgrade project starts on Monday at five locations along the roadway and will continue until the end of the month.
The project will see the removal and replacement of the valves and lines between 50 Avenue and 34 Avenue SW and crews will be working in the southbound lanes so commuters should expect a few delays and disruptions.
From July 26 - 28, one northbound lane will also be closed at 34 Avenue S.W. for valve replacement.
The city says the feedermain was installed in 1931 and the valves in the area are between 45 and 89 years old.
Officials say a four kilometre segment of the feedermain will be shut down and drained to complete the work and temporary water lines will be put in place for area businesses and homeowners.
For more information on the project, click HERE.