More money, no problem: Strathcona County intersection upgrades were granted more funding.
 
Council upped the budget for the intersection upgrade of Range Road 212 on Highway 15 at the Tuesday (Mar.27) meeting.
 
The county granted an additional $200,000 for the project.
 
“That’s to cover the increase in project costs that are expected. What happened was over the winter we re-evaluated the project based on the quantities we’ve completed and we’re looking at just additional quantities of excavation required, so that’s where the additional money request came from," said Strathcona County project manager Jorden Betteridge.
 
The project started last year and construction began in September. Crews were able to complete widening and paving along with intersection improvements before the snow landed.
 
Work stopped over the winter but will resume in June. The last thing to do is widen the south side of Highway 15.
 
These upgrades were done to accommodate the new Gibson’s Development of the Heartland Sulphur Facility. It will provide improved access for the site.
 
While no roads will be closed during construction, when it starts back up there will be some traffic delays.
 
The total project cost is $2.45 million.
 
For more project updates visit Strathcona County's website.

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