The Town of Bruderheim is looking to do even more road work this summer.
 
A new list of projects is in after some construction bids came in lower than budgeted.
 
Bruderheim received $150,000 from the federal gas tax, $850,000 from the provincial Municipality Sustainability Initiative as well as their million dollar street improvement loan. With the projects only costing $1,558,650, council was left wondering what to do with the remainder of the budgeted $2-million.
 
A number of smaller projects were considered, including fixing a number of handicap ramps, deteriorating sidewalks and paving over a cul-de-sac island. Major projects included repairing the swales in Old Town and fixing the curbs on seven driveways in West Woodlands.
 
Council voted to go with what administration identified as high priority:
- Drop the remaining driveways and repair broken sidewalks in West Woodlands ($36,235)
- Fix the swale and realign the trail to line up with a crosswalk at 51 Street and 49 Avenue
- Repair the swale at 51 Street and 52 Avenue ($35,000)
- Repaving of two Brookside cul-de-sacs and the reconstruction (full mill and overlay) of one ($232,825)
 
"Next on our list is Old Town," said councillor Judy Schueler. "There's lots of underground utility work to be done."
 
It all adds up to a very busy construction season in the town.
 
"I know the residents aren't impressed but we have to do it to get it better," explained Schueler. "Then they won't have to put up with it for a while."
 
06072017roadswaleA photo of one of the "swales" that needs repair in Bruderheim. This one is at 50 Street and 50 Avenue.

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