Road construction crews will be moving into the community of Grunthal.
Rob Driedger is Manager of Engineering and Utilities for the Rural Municipality of Hanover. He notes there are a couple of projects that will soon commence.
The first project involves a complete rebuild of Froese Road from Main Street to Spruce Street. Driedger explains the hope is that this week they will begin with some underground work including water and sewer services. Following that, they will excavate the roadway. Once the rebuild is complete, crews will pave the road and add an asphalt pathway.
Driedger notes the underground work will take a couple of weeks, followed by a couple of weeks of work on road reconstruction and then the asphalt pathways. He notes if the weather holds, they will hopefully be done around July 15th.
According to Driedger, Froese Road today is a combination of gravel, asphalt and some chip seal.
"It's in pretty rough shape as it is right now, so the traffic generally is not high, to begin with," he says. "But after we're done it should be a good main thoroughfare once again."
The work will be done by Bituminex Paving and Southwood Ventures at a cost of approximately $325,000.
Driedger explains that while crews are doing the underground work, it will be local traffic only allowed down that stretch. He notes there will be some slight interruptions at times when motorists will have to use the side streets. While reconstruction is happening, again, motorists will need to use the side streets, though Driedger says by the end of every evening they should be able to allow local traffic to use that roadway.
Meanwhile, crews will also be paving Road 26E or Cottonwood Road. Driedger expects that project to last about two days. He notes weather permitting they might have that project wrapped up by the end of this week. The work is being done by Bituminex Paving at a cost of about $265,000. During construction, it will be local traffic only allowed down that road.