The long-suffering residents of the Hamptons and area are about to get some road relief.

Mayor Craig Snodgrass says councils increased the budget for the Hampton's Bypass Connector Road at the end of 2nd Avenue from about $1.7 million to $2.5 million.

"Due to construction costs it's more than we anticipated when we first started looking at this about a year or two ago, but it is what it is, that's the construction costs now and we can fund it all through an MSI (Municipal Sustainability Initiative) grant and gas tax grant so no impact at all to the taxpayers of High River."

He says there are a number of roads the town needs to deal with as part of its commitments in newer developments and this is just first on the list, but a necessary one for sure.

"The road that is there is a temporary road, it's absolutely horrible, it's gravel, it's dusty and it needs to be constantly maintained and I don't think there's anybody in town that loves that road."

Hampton's bypass connector looking west

The entire budget is $3.184 million which also includes the top pavement on Centre Street from 2 Avenue to the flood gate to finish off that project.