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What’s Happening in Traffic This Week
Reduced Lanes on Eastbound Trans-Canada Highway
Inside lane closures on eastbound Trans-Canada Highway will be occurring again this week in three separate locations.
We appreciate your patience during construction.
Bridge Construction Continues
Drilling Blast Holes
Although it may seem like a simple hole in the ground, blast holes are an exact science designed with a predetermined depth, width and spacing based on the type of ground material being blasted. Blast hole markers tell the drill rig operator exactly where to make the hole for the charges.
Heating and Hoarding
Despite the cold weather, construction continues. Fresh concrete needs to be kept warm so when temperatures drop, the concrete gets covered in tarps, called hoarding, and heaters pump warm air into the hoard to keep the concrete from freezing and becoming brittle.
Burying Powerlines Under the Trans-Canada Highway
Guided pipe ramming (trenchless construction that uses a pneumatic hammer to push casing pipe) continued this week to bury utility lines under the highway.
Lookahead – Old Banff Coach Road S.W.
The road base for the detour is nearly done, and if the weather cooperates, it will be paved in the near future. After that, streetlighting will be installed and then traffic will be shifted.
Once traffic is moved onto the detour, excavation for the interchange will begin.