Alberta Transportation (AT) has informed the Town that they will be closing Provincial Hwy 779 (48 Street) between Hwy 628 (79 Avenue) and Willow Park Road (South entrance) for approximately three weeks, beginning Tuesday, August 20.

Traffic will be detoured East on Hwy 628 to Golf Course Road, North on Golf Course Road to 49 Avenue and then West on 49 Avenue back to Hwy 779. To ensure safety, access to Willow Way and Willow Park Road (North and South entrances) will be restricted to local traffic only during the road closure.

Traffic heading both east and westbound through the intersection at Hwy 628 and Hwy 779 will not be affected. Construction timelines are weather dependent.

For more information regarding the closure, contact Alberta Transportation at 780 310 0000 or Alberta 511.

Alberta Transportation reaffirms the closure is in the interest of public safety and to reduce the long-term disruption and inconvenience to the travelling public. For the road to remain open to traffic during construction, traffic would be reduced to one lane of alternating traffic controlled by flag people during the day and temporary traffic signals at night. The gravel surfaced lane would have a reduced width with a sharp drop off on the sides of up to 1.5 m. During the day there would be heavy construction traffic working next to and at times crossing the single lane. AT estimates closing the roadway and safely detouring traffic around the construction will reduce the work timeline by half, from six to three weeks.