By the end of the day Thursday, driving down 14th Ave. NW in Altona should be a much different experience, according to the Town's Public Works Manager, Clint Derksen. A crew has spent the last few days repairing the many large potholes on the road and filling them with hot asphalt mix.
Turns out, a second layer of chip seal applied to the former gravel road surface last year didn't hold up as hoped, and Derksen says the large breaks and potholes returned with a vengeance this spring.
PembinaValleyOnline asked Derksen if there are any considerations to make that westerly section of 14th Ave. a concrete road, just like the eastern half.
"It's on the long-term project goal," he said. "If this doesn't work and it isn't cost prohibitive, unfortunately, we may need to go back to gravel and just keep a closer eye on dust control than we did previously (until the money is there to pour concrete)."
Derksen is hopeful this latest repair effort will stick.