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Calgary paving program on schedule this year

Last Updated Aug 20, 2019 at 1:33 pm MDT

(PHOTO: Tom Ross - 660 NEWS)

City of Calgary crews have completed around 80 per cent of planned paving projects for 2019

Most major work will continue through September, with the rest expected to finish by the end of October

CALGARY (660 NEWS) — This should be welcome news for drivers around Calgary.

The city says they have finished about 80 per cent of their planned paving projects for the year.

“We’d like to thank motorists for their patience during this time,” said Roads Department spokesperson Chris McGeachy. “Some of this work will continue to weekends in September, but we suspect most of the major work will be finished in September. There will still be residential paving that continues on into October.”

All quadrants of the city have been affected by road work, sometimes snarling traffic at all times of the day.

But now we will start to see the roads opening up again, thanks in part to some mostly cooperative weather.

“We have had some weekends where there’s been some wet weather, so we can’t actually do any paving in the wet weather. But we do take into account the weather when we’re planning these things out. So right now we expect to finish prior to the end of October,” McGeachy added.

The bulk of the remaining work will be in the southeast over the next month and a half.

McGeachy also reminds drivers to pay attention to signage in the construction sites and slow down to ensure the safety of crews working in the area.

Click here for a complete list of the city’s paving projects.