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Construction Notice: Willow Estates Berm Project

Posted on Aug. 3 2022


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AUGUST 2022 – SPRING 2023

What’s happening?

To protect the people and property in Drumheller from loss due to flooding, Wilco Contractors Southwest Inc. is constructing the Willow Estates Berm. This project is part of the Flood Mitigation and Climate Adaptation System, managed by the Resiliency and Flood Mitigation Office.


Project details:

  • Project Map (The work areas outlined in red to the left are approximate and not to scale.)
  • Dates: This work is scheduled to commence mid-August and will continue until the ground freezes, with work along 7 Ave E taking place in the Spring of 2023. 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: Tree Clearing: September 2022

  • Phase 3: Dike Construction: mid-September – mid-November 2022

  • Phase 4: 7 Ave E raising, Final Cleanup and Landscaping: Spring 2023


Road closures, pathways closures, detours, parking, and access:

  • 7 Ave will be partially closed (single lane traffic) for a limited time between mid-September to mid-November 2022 and April – May 2023 (dates TBD).

  • A small section of the path within the park adjacent to Riverside Drive will be permanently removed to make room for the berm.

  • Access to the green space behind residences, for residents, will be closed temporarily between September and November (dates TBD).

  • Willow Point and Riverside Gardens residences will remain accessible throughout construction.

  • Trucks will be hauling dirt to the project site, so please expect minor traffic delays and drive with caution.


More information:

Construction questions:
Please contact Wilco Contractors Southwest Inc.
(403) 660-6607

Technical questions:
Please contact Scott Wagner, Field Engineer, Wood.

General questions:
Please contact the Drumheller Resiliency and Flood Mitigation Office.
(403) 823-4878

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 floodreadiness@drumheller.ca.


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