County to begin road and bridge upgrades

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The County of Grande Prairie is investing $50.1 million in new road and bridge projects this year, with three bridge maintenance projects beginning next week.

Road closures will be in place for the duration of the projects, and each project is expected to take about one week to complete.

Affected roadways will be Township Road 720 between Highway 723 and Range Road 95, which is expected to close on May 31. A detour on Range Road 95, Township Road 722 and Highway 723 to access Township Road 720 east and west of the bridge.

Township Road 720 between Range Road 103 and Range Road 104 is expected to close on June 1. Motorists may detour on Range Road 103, Township Road 722 and Range Road 104 to access Township Road 720 east and west of the bridge.

Township Road 750 between Range Road 94 and Range Road 95 is expected to close June 5, with detours on Range Road 94, Township Road 744 and Range Road 95 to access Township Road 750 east and west of the bridge.

Motorists should expect delays due to the detours and are advised to plan extra travel time for the duration of the projects.

The county asks that motorists obey all signs, flag persons and practice extreme caution when travelling around the closure.

The planned construction will include 57 km of road surfacing, including the paving of gravel roads, surfaced road overlays, and reconstruction.

County residents can view an interactive and complete list of capital road and bridge projects for the year at www.countygp.ab.ca/roadconstruction.

Jesse Boily, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Town & Country News

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