Overpass construction won’t bother nearby business owners

Business owners near the intersection of Dunmore Road and the Trans-Canada say that short-term pain while an overpass is being built will alleviate long-term strain on the roads near their businesses as well as ease the nerves of drivers trying to get through the busy intersection.

On Friday, the News received confirmation that the contract for the project had been awarded to South Rock Ltd., a local-based roadbuilder. The contract, worth $18.5 million, includes a weather- dependent completion date of Aug. 31, 2014.

It’s the result of long-term lobbying on behalf of the City of Medicine Hat and the local Chamber of Commerce.

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