Annual roadway resurfacing program starts May 13

Medicine Hat – On Monday, May 13, the annual roadway resurfacing (overlay) program begins.

Construction will begin with infrastructure repairs adjacent to the roadways like catch basins, concrete curb and gutter, and sidewalks. Then the roads will be milled to remove the top levels of asphalt and repaved.

Each year, select roads are planned for resurfacing in the City’s capital budget based on the priority identified within a comprehensive asset management plan. This year, construction will occur at the following locations:

Altawana Drive between Parkview Drive and Seventh Street NE
This work will occur in-conjunction with the Seventh Street NW/Altawana Dr Deep Utility Replacement project. Work will start on May 13.

Dunmore Road between Southview Drive SE and Spencer Street SE
The roadway will be resurfaced on both the northbound and southbound lanes. Infrastructure repairs are anticipated to start May 13 and last approximately three weeks with paving to follow in mid June. Some work will occur only at night to minimize disruption to traffic and nearby businesses along the corridor.

Spencer Street SE from Dunmore to Eighth Avenue SE
In conjunction with the Dunmore Road work, crews will resurface this roadway on both the westbound and eastbound lanes. Infrastructure repairs should start mid-June and last approximately two weeks with paving to follow in July. Paving may occur at night to minimize disruption to this busy corridor.

Stanfield Way SE from Strachan Road to Stratton Way SE
The City plans to begin infrastructure repairs in July, followed by milling and paving in late August.


In all cases, traffic will continue to flow in both directions though drivers should plan for delays around the work sites. For the safety of staff and the general public, it is important that motorists obey all construction signage, flag personnel and temporary speed limits near the work zone.

The full roadway overlay program is expected to conclude by Sept. 30. All schedules are weather dependent and subject to change.

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