Red Deer bridges to undergo resurfacing this week

Taylor Bridge, 67th Street bridges will be micro-surfaced for two days starting Friday

The City of Red Deer announced Tuesday that resurfacing of three bridge decks will start on Aug. 7. (Black Press File Photo)

Three Red Deer bridge decks are scheduled for maintenance.

Starting Friday, 67th Street bridge eastbound, as well as both sides of the Taylor Drive bridge will be micro-surfaced. Kerry Wood Drive from west of Farrell Avenue to Oak Drive will also be micro-surfaced.

Mirco-surfacing is a road preservation treatment to extend the life of the pavement anywhere from five to eight years.

Drivers will notice a rougher surface texture on a micro-surfaced road. This feature improves skid resistance, but also tends to be noisier.

Construction on the bridge decks will occur in off-peak hours and traffic will be reduced to one lane.

On Kerry Wood Drive, traffic will also be down to one lane with a flag person managing traffic flow.

Drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes.

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