Detour on Highway 575 in place for repairs

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Motorists can expect minor delays because of slide repairs being completed along a section of Highway 575, west of Drumheller in Kneehill County.

Lanes in both directions, between Range Roads 22-2 and 22-4, are closed to traffic while the repair work is underway, and motorists are being asked to detour north to Township Road 30-0.

A spokesperson for Alberta Transportation told the Mail, “Pile walls are being drilled directly into the ground at very close spacing to slow the progression of a slow-moving landslide in the area.”

Work began on Monday, February 1 with an expected completion date of Monday, February 22. The estimated cost for the project is $795,000 and weather conditions are not expected to have an impact.

Previous repairs, separate from the ongoing work, were completed in the area in summer 2020.

Lacie Nairn, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Drumheller Mail