Starting on June 13 to November 2022, parts of Highway 817 will be closed by Alberta Transportation.

Alberta Transportation will be reconstructing the intersection of Highway 24 and Highway 817 and the reconstruction of the Highway 817 corridor from Highway 24 to 901.

Hwy 817 will be closed from south of Hwy 24 to Hwy 901 from June 13, 2022, to the estimated completion date of November 2022.

According to Wheatland County, local traffic will be accommodated through the work zone. All other motorists are asked to use the suggested detour route, and to also avoid foot traffic within the project limits.

The province says the project is an upgrade of Highway 817 from the Bow River to North of the Junction of Highway 901. The project will start in the summer of 2022 and be completed by the fall of 2022 or early spring of 2023.

The project involves grading (reconstruction of 4 kms of existing highway and realignment of approximately 5 kms, in addition to various connecting roadways and intersection upgrades) and other accessories such as culverts and overhead lighting.

Hauling and placement of 250,000+ t of granular base course and 75,000+ t of asphalt concrete pavement will also take place.

The work will be completed by Prime Contractor, Aecon Transportation West. Aecon Transportation West plans to work daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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