It's smooth sailing for motorists and cyclists travelling down Altona's Main Street. Crews have completed the highly anticipated resurfacing project from Centre Ave. to 6th Ave. NE. All that's left is some final landscaping, noted Public Works Manager, Clint Derksen.
Derksen explained, things went as planned with the concrete crew demolishing the existing curb and gutter on the west side of the road and rebuilding it.
Then, they turned their attention to milling down the surface.
As planned, 60 mm was taken off the northbound parking lane, but gradually got deeper towards the southbound parking lane in order to achieve the 1.4% slope required for optimal drainage. In fact, Derksen noted some spots on the western-most lane were milled down 130 mm.
Once that was complete, the crew laid down a coating of tack oil and finally, a 60 mm lift of hot, new asphalt was poured.
Derksen added, the Town was also able to take advantage of the scheduled concrete work by installing tactile pavers at each intersection coming from the west.
The Manitoba Government footed the entire $350,000 bill, as promised last fall.