To protect the people and property in Drumheller from loss due to flooding, Wilco Contractors Southwest Inc. is constructing the Midland Berm. This project is part of the Flood Mitigation and Climate Adaptation System, managed by the Resiliency and Flood Mitigation Office.
- Project Map (The work areas indicated in orange are approximate and not to scale.)
- Dates: This work is scheduled to commence mid- August and will continue until the ground freezes. Final cleanup and landscaping may occur in Spring 2023.
What to expect:
Below are the things to be aware of related to this project. Crews will make every effort to minimize the effect their work has on daily activities and will follow all applicable standards and bylaws.
Phase 1: Pre-Construction (Mobilization): mid-August – early-September 2022
Phase 2: Demolition and Removals: mid-September 2022
Phase 3: Earthworks and Drainage Installations: mid-September – mid-November 2022
Phase 4: Final Cleanup and Landscaping: Spring 2023
Road closures, pathways closures, detours, parking, and access:
Pathways will be closed along the Midland berm alignment for the duration of construction.
The pathway along the Red Deer River between the CN Rail bridge and North Dinosaur trail will be closed for approximately 16 weeks from Monday, August 29th 2022 until December 2022. Click HERE for a map of the pathway closure.
Trucks will be hauling dirt to the project site, so please expect minor traffic delays and drive with caution.
Please contact Wilco Contractors Southwest Inc.
Please contact Sergio Hernandez, Field Engineer, Klohn Crippen Berger (KCB).
Please contact the Drumheller Resiliency and Flood Mitigation Office.
For your safety, as well as the safety of crews and team members, please do not approach the work site with questions or concerns.
About the Resiliency and Flood Mitigation Office
The purpose of the Resiliency and Flood Mitigation Office is to protect the people and property in Drumheller from loss due to flooding through a sensible model for a small community to adapt to the perils of changing climate. The Resiliency and Flood Mitigation Office will manage the Flood Mitigation and Climate Adaptation System through to its completion in 2024. To learn more, visit floodreadiness.drumheller.ca or email email@example.com.