Alberta Transportation will be repairing Highway 585 at west Red Deer River hill to improve safety. The highway has slid knocking over the guardrail and creating a very rough driving surface. The work will consist of removing some of the existing pavement to alleviate some of the roughness. As well, guardrail will be re-located onto the asphalt shoulder of the highway to protect vehicles from the steep embankment.
What to Expect
Signage notifying road users of the upcoming road closure will be erected September 20, 2017. Travelers will experience a complete road closure with detours in place starting September 25, 2017. Local traffic will still be able to access Tolman Bridge Campground from the east. Motorists can check for updated traffic and construction information at 511.Alberta.ca or by calling 5-1-1.
Long Term Slide Repair Strategy
The work done this fall will not fix the underlying slide causing surface problems on Highway 585. Engineering work will be done this winter to determine the best approach to stabilize this hill. Once the scope of the problem is understood, the appropriate repairs will be programmed.
For more information please call Alberta Transportation toll free at 310-0000.