The next step in twinning the Hwy 15 bridge has begun.
 
Ice on the North Saskatchewan River was recently thickened to hold project equipment for land and soil testing.
 
Soil testing assesses the suitability of the soil for construction projects by looking at strength, density, compaction, contamination, organics and sand content.
 
The results are used to maximize construction quality and safety. 
 
"With that information, the consultant is going to go into preliminary engineering design and detail design," said Jeff Zhang, construction manager with Alberta Transportation.
 
The examinations will go until March (2018) and construction of the bridge is expected to start in 2019.
 
The bridge project, including the twinning of Highway 15, will cost around $300 million.
 
 
 
 
 

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