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HIGHWAYS DIVISION AWARDED CONTRACT ON WASECA RD – RM OF ELDON, SK

The Highways Division has been awarded a project in west-central SK, near Maidstone. Having successfully completely consecutive projects with the RM of Eldon, Carmacks has built an excellent working relationship the RM over for the past eight years. The project involves the widening and raising of 4.8 kilometers of existing Waseca Road, followed by a Granular Base Course (GBC) and Asphaltic Concrete Pavement (ACP) surfacing structure. The project begins at the intersection of Highway 16 near the Village of Waseca. The project is scheduled for an early July start of the grading portion with a project completion date of October 15, 2018.

BRIDGE REHABILITATION – HWY 563 OVER HWY 1

Alberta Transportation has awarded the Hwy 563 over Hwy 1 (just west of Calgary) overpass rehabilitation project to Carmacks Bridge Division. The project includes replacement of the cast-in-place concrete deck, girder modifications, girder sandblasting and repainting, guardrail installation and various other concrete works. Work is expected to start in May of 2018 and be completed by fall.

BRIDGE PROJECT NEAR ENILDA, AB

Carmacks Bridge Division has been awarded an Alberta Transportation contract to remove existing and replace deck joints, concrete crack repairs, bridge-rail repairs as well as the installation of semi-permanent erosion and sediment control devices on a bridge which carries Hwy 2 over the East Prairie River near Enilda, AB (east of High Prairie) in the Peace Region. Work is expected to start in July with completion by fall of 2018.

BRIDGE PROJECT – HWY 884/JENNER, AB

Carmacks Bridge Division was the successful bidder on the Alberta Transportation project for work on a bridge crossing the Red Deer River on Hwy 884 near Jenner, AB. The work includes replacement of two timber decks (strip deck and sub deck) as well as other work. Work will commence as soon as the creostote treated timber, a special order item requiring approximately 120 days lead time, is available with a targeted completion of August 31, 2018.

CARMACKS AWARDED CONTRACT FOR WORK ON MACKENZIE HIGHWAY

The Mackenzie Highway, built between 1945 and 1948, originally ran from Grimshaw, AB, through to Hay River, NT. The highway followed a winter road cut through the bush in the spring of 1939 to Hay River in order to supply the gold fields across Great Slave Lake at Yellowknife. The majority of the westward section around the southwestern end of Great Slave Lake to Wrigley on the Mackenzie River was built between 1972 and 1976 but was not completed until 1994.

Eighty km northwest of Enterprise, a ferry connects with the highway to Yellowknife, and connecting roads to the east serve Fort Resolution and Fort Smith. The section from Enterprise to Hay River is now a separate highway. First built as an all-weather road, some of its length has been paved. With a total length of about 1200 km, the Mackenzie Highway is the principal highway route into the NT.

Carmacks Highways Division has been awarded the contract by the NT Government for embankment, drainage improvement and asphaltic surface treatment on a 15km section of the roadway located approximately 200km north of the NT/AB border. The nearest community to the project site is Fort Providence, NT. Aggregate, blasting and culvert work will be done in 2018 with road widening, base and chip seal operations completed in 2019.


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