‘Speed corners’ on private property being phased out

County of Wetaskiwin council hears report about corners being removed

County of Wetaskiwin council heard a report from their Director of Public Works about the removal of so-called “speed corners” on private property throughout the municipality.

Director of Public Works Neil Powell made his regular report to council Sept. 11.

“Speed corners”

According to Powell’s report, “Public Works crews have been correcting a number of intersections and road alignments where the roadway is encroaching on private property.

“This is to place the roadway within the public road allowance as well as addressing roadway clear zone violations, culvert damage and sight line issues.

“The removal of speed corners is not popular with some residents and Administration is taking the time to explain the reason for the removal.

“Of the many landowners contacted with roadways encroaching their property, the majority agrees with the removal of the speed curves.”

Shoulder conditioner

Powell said a new piece of equipment has been acquired. “The County has just received its shoulder conditioner. This attachment will be installed on our new CAT construction grader and will be used to remove the lip of material on many of our road shoulders.

“Methods and operations will be conducted this fall to arrive at best uses and practices. A maintenance program to tackle the issue of flat road crown, wide roads and prominence of shoulder lips will be further discussed at upcoming Strategic Planning and Budget 2019 sessions.”

Councilor Terry Van de Kraats asked if staff have some samples available that the conditioner has performed, but Powell said staff have had the conditioner only a short time. The Public Works director stated by October there should be some samples that can be reported back to council.

Construction update

“The 2018 Road Construction Project(s) are slowly proceeding,” stated Powell in his report.

“The work is being done by Netook Construction Ltd. and ROHI Engineering consulting. Currently, the crew is still working on TWP RD 472 of HWY 2A and once done, will progress west to the Battle Lake Trail and then to TR 480 (ditching) and grade upgrades.”

Flyover

Powell reported to council, “The Louis Bull Flyover work is nearing completion. The work involved paving the bridge approaches from the east and west as well as the installation of new guardrail.”

Wastewater system

“Phase 2 of the South Regional Pigeon Lake Wastewater System is a month into construction and involves force main installation and the build of the lift station,” stated Powell’s report. “The work is approximately 50 per cent completed with an expected October 2018 completion. Some difficulties in acquiring power to the lift station remains but a solution is expected before it becomes an issue with the contractor constructing Lift Station 3.”

Stu.salkeld@pipestoneflyer.ca

Just Posted

Motorcyclist seriously injured after hit on one-way road in Nisku

Leduc RCMP respond to vehicle versus motorcycle with serious injuries

OPINION: Jason Kenney won by portraying himself as the Guardian of Alberta

How did Kenney do it? He never considered himself an opposition leader and didn’t pretend to be one.

EALT enhanced critical habitat on our lands by planting 263,000 native trees

Celebrating a Decade of Conserving Nature for our Communities

Chocolate chip cookies with a twist

Frozen cheesecake recipe quick and simple

Unsightly premises fees added to County of Wetaskiwin tax bill

Property owner cannot be located, so contractor cleaned yard

Homeless activists outside Notre Dame demand ‘a roof too’

Wealthy people have donated millions to effort to rebuild cathedral after devastating fire

Child, 11, accidentally shot in chest by 13-year-old in southern Alberta: RCMP

Child taken from Hutterite colony to nearby hospital Monday

Woman in critical condition after motorcycle crash on Edmonton highway

Police say both women were thrown from the bike, and the van continued forward, hitting a Nissan Altima

Ceremonies, vigils planned in Toronto to honour victims of deadly van attack

Many of those who helped that day — first responders and Good Samaritans alike — still affected

New study suggests oilsands greenhouse gas emissions underestimated

New study is the first to use actual field measurements taken from aerial overflights, or top-down measurements

Shoppers Drug Mart launches second online medical pot portal in Alberta

As in Ontario, the Alberta platform touts ‘expert advice and counsel from trusted health-care professionals’

Easter bombings a response to New Zealand attacks, says Sri Lanka minister

The Islamic State group asserted it was responsible for the nine bombings

PHOTOS: New commemorative loonie marks progress’ for LGBTQ2 people

But advocates say it mistakenly suggests equality has been achieved largely as a result of government actions

Sri Lanka invokes war-time military powers after nearly 300 killed in Easter bombings

Sri Lanka’s minister of tourism says 39 foreign tourists were killed in the Easter Sunday attacks

Most Read