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Microsurfacing to cause big delays

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. -- Construction on Hwy. 63 is set to begin this week and truckers can expect some delays.


GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. — Construction on Hwy. 63 is set to begin this week and truckers can expect some delays.

Part of the roadwork involves resurfacing a section of the southbound lanes, using technology that has yet to be used in this part of Alberta. Gordon Zack of Alberta Transportation says microsurfacing will be taking place in the Hangingstone River Bridge area.

“It’s a surface treatment we look at for repairing minor surface deficiencies, including ruts,” Zack told local media. “We look at it as an alternative in urban areas to chip sealing.”

The process involves laying down a thin layer of pavement to smooth the highway surface. Drivers can expect delays from Aug. 15-30 due to the resurfacing project, and even longer in the King Street overpass area.


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