Work is continuing on the Highway 15 bridge over the North Saskatchewan River.
Overdue repairs are being made to the 60 year-old structure as preparations continue for the much-anticipated new bridge.
"It's very important, it's required to maintain the safe function of the existing Highway 15 bridge as we move forward to the planning stages of twinning the bridge," explained Alberta Transportation officer, Julie MacIsaac.
Construction is expected to last for quite some time still, the provincial government estimates the repairs to be completed by March 21, 2018.
"This work includes upgrades to the concrete piers, guard rails and drainage system," added MacIsaac.
Although lane reductions were present at the start of the project back in June, work has primarily shifted off the surface of the bridge.
Lane closures— if needed—are only permitted during off-peak hours overnight. Off-peak hours are from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Monday to Friday and from 9:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. on weekends.