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RMWB News Release: Municipal Engineering Department kicking off Construction Season

(Fort McMurray, AB – May 9, 2019) – It is going to be a busy construction season in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB). The RMWB’s Engineering Department, which oversees repairs or the new build of infrastructure in the region, is starting construction work on over fifty streets in the urban area. In the southern hamlets the Rural Water and Sewer Servicing (RWSS) project work has also started with lot by lot assessments and construction crews expected in all communities by June 2019.

“Although it will be a busy construction season here in the RMWB, these projects are an investment to improve and enhance the Municipality’s infrastructure,” said Matthew Hough, the Municipality’s Director of Engineering. “Much of the work this season involves road maintenance and underground services work that will impact residential streets. We ask residents to assist us in keeping construction zones safe by slowing down and obeying traffic signs when entering construction.” 

Neighbourhoods impacted by the 2016 Horse River Wildfire can also expect to see rehabilitation and erosion control work. The scope of this work will vary from road to road, sidewalks, curbs, gutters and roads will be a part of the rehabilitation. Other examples of infrastructure projects around the region include the Fort Chipewyan Airport Lighting Upgrade, King Street Booster Rehabilitation, and the Snow Disposal Project.

To assist residents with more project information and updates the Engineering team has launched an interactive construction map. If you would like to know how construction will impact you visit www.rmwb.ca/constructionmap.

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