Motorists urged to take caution during roundabout construction

Rebuilding one of the most dangerous intersections in Red Deer is underway.

Rebuilding one of the most dangerous intersections in Red Deer is underway.

Work on the 67 Street and Johnstone Drive Corridor Improvement Project officially started on Monday.

It entails rebuilding roads and two roundabouts in the area.

The intersection is closed for north and southbound traffic on Orr Drive/Johnstone Drive.

No left turns are permitted from any direction in the intersection.

The work is expected to wrap up by the end of October.

Meanwhile, motorists are asked to take caution and stay tuned to the city’s website or sign up for email updates for detour information as there will be changes over the coming weeks and months.

Access is as follows:

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From 67 Street:

To access Johnstone Drive north of 67 Street:

If going east on 67 Street, take Taylor Drive north to Johnstone Drive; for local traffic, use Golden West Avenue and 71 Street to Johnstone Drive.

If going west on 67 Street, a right turn will be permitted at Johnstone Drive.

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To access Orr Drive south of 67 Street:

If going east or west on 67 Street, use Golden West Avenue and 67 Street Close.

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From Orr Drive:

To go north on Johnstone Drive, take 67 Street Close to Golden West Avenue, then 67 Street west to Johnstone Drive; a right turn on Johnstone Drive is permitted.

To go east or west on 67 Street, use 67 Street Close to Golden West Avenue.

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From Johnstone Drive:

To go south on Orr Drive, use 71 Street, Golden West Avenue and 67 Street Close.

To go east on 67 Street, take Johnstone Drive north to Taylor Drive, then south to 67 Street.

To go west on 67 Street, use the dedicated right turn lane.

Within the next week, eastbound and westbound traffic on 67 Street will use the westbound lanes; two travel lanes in each direction will be maintained. This will be in place until August when the lanes will then shift to the eastbound lanes.

Access to businesses will be maintained at all times with directional signage posted.

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For access to 66 Street businesses:

From eastbound 67 street, use the temporary right in/out.

From westbound 67 Street, use Golden West Avenue and 67 Street Close.

Due to anticipated congestion in the area, drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes:

For Edgar Industrial Park, consider using Taylor Drive or Highway 11A.

For Oriole Park West, consider using Taylor Drive or Kerry Wood Drive.

For more information about this project, including a detour map, please visit: www.reddeer.ca and search Construction Season.