Work has started on Main Street in Lac La Biche to fix potholes and smooth out the provincial owned road.
The County of Lac La Biche says construction crews will be tackling the project block by block.
Jihad Moghrabi is the Manager of Communications for Lac La Biche County.
“The project is going well and, assuming that the weather holds, the contractor is planning to have the work finished by this Friday,” Moghrabi told Lakeland Connect. “To minimize disruptions to parking and traffic, they broke the project into three sections (by block). Crews should be completing the first block and moving to the second today.”
In order to accommodate two-lane traffic, the County stated on social media to keep in mind that parking will be closed on both sides of the street in the section where they’re working.
“At the moment, crews are patching the road just before the intersection of 103 Street and Main Street. Weather-dependent, they will move east down Main Street over the next few days,” the County stated. “Please use caution around workers, and obey all signage. Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we complete this work.”
Lakeland Connect reached out to MLA Laila Goodridge for Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche to ask why the Alberta Government has not fixed the road, and if they will reimburse the County for the work completed which is estimated at about $40,000. A response was not received by press time.