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RMWB Wildfire Recovery Information

Emergency Access Roads will be built this summer in Abasand, Beacon Hill and Wood Buffalo. A Here for You public information session is being held to provide details about where the roads will be built, when construction will take place, and why the roads are necessary. 

Residents in all three communities are encouraged to attend. Engineers from the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) and from Stantec, the contractor working on the design of the roads, will provide a presentation and will be available to answer questions. 

Date: Wednesday May 10, 2017
Time: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: McMurray Experience, 9909 Franklin Avenue
Presentation Time: 6 p.m.

Construction on the Emergency Access Roads is scheduled to begin in late June and early July on the three roads.

Use of the roads in Abasand and Beacon Hill for any purpose will be restricted outside of emergency situations, while the road in Wood Buffalo will retain its use as a recreational pathway unless there is an emergency.

The Emergency Access Road in Abasand will incorporate the newly built temporary construction access road in that community, which travels east from Abbotswood Drive to Abasand Drive. An extension will be built from the foot of that roadway between Abasand Drive and Memorial Drive southbound.

The Emergency Access Road in Beacon Hill will be built as an extension of Beaconwood Drive, connecting it across Beacon Hill Drive directly to Memorial Drive southbound.

The Emergency Access Road in Wood Buffalo will be built on the existing path that connects Woodward Lane in Wood Buffalo to Wolverine Drive in Thickwood. The path will be widened and will be paved. 

Learn more about the roads at rmwb.ca/emergencyaccessroads

Questions about the Emergency Access Roads can be addressed to the PULSE Line at 780-743-7000 and to recovery@rmwb.ca

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