Major girder repairs for the Oldman River bridge on Highway 3 in Lethbridge, as well as 22 kilometres of preservation and overlay for Highway 3A highlight the local projects for Alberta’s 2014-17 provincial highway and water management program, issued Monday.
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Medicine Hat will need to spend just under $1 billion over the next 30 years to maintain and upgrade its roads, bridges and underground infrastructure, a city committee will hear today.
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MD of Foothills officials are hopeful repairs to a key flood barrier west of High River will be completed by the time river levels rise in this year’s spring runoff.
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“Open for business”, “Coming soon”, “Stay strong”, “We’re back”.
Signs trumpeting those phrases hang in storefront windows throughout downtown High River. They suggest the town and business owners, hobbled five months ago by an unforgiving flood, are well on their way to a full recovery.
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The city will work through the winter to repair six “critical” sites along the Bow River eroded by flood waters, but says it may not be finished before next flood season.
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Businesses on Second Street Southeast are happy to see the street re-open after months of infrastructure repairs but note the four-month long closure could have an effect on their business for some time.
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Foothills communities facing millions of dollars in damage are getting much-needed financial relief this month.
The provincial government wrote $27 million in cheques to six municipalities affected by the flood that swept through southern Alberta on June 20 to help communities pay for clean up and uninsured damage to infrastructure. Black Diamond received $7 million, Turner Valley $5 million and Okotoks $2 million.
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The bill for flood damages to Town-property and infrastructure has been tallied and it’s going to be costly for Okotoks.
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After two months of focusing on survival needs from June’s flood, the Province is now putting millions of dollars into preventing a repeat in the future.
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Eight weeks into Calgary’s recovery effort, stark images of the flood’s path of devastation linger.
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