Work will continue on the Lineham Canal Bridge in High River as soon as the snow melts and the ground thaws.

That from High River's Engineering Manager Jim Duckworth.

He says before they wrapped up work in late December the bridge was 95 per cent done and the road wasn't far behind.

"The quantity of the road is roughly 75 to 80 per cent complete. And then the street lighting needs to go in and the paving needs to get done. But they won't be able to start up until the ground conditions are suitable and the frost is out of the ground."

Duckworth says it's all part of a bigger plan.

"The location of this new bridge is in the future southbound lanes of an ultimate four lane structure in there. Two lanes each way. That's a long way down the road, but the planning is in place. So we put the bridge in that place, so we could operate with the existing road and bridge."

Duckworth says the work should be done fairly quickly once the snow melts.

He expects the new bridge and road to be open by early July.

lineham canal bridge replacement mar27 2018 001The eventual end result of Centre Street redevelopment in High River will see a four lane road connecting to Highway 2A.


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