Lethbridge County Launches Gravel Test Project

Lethbridge County is testing some new gravel in the hope that it better handles heavy truck traffic on rural roads.

Lethbridge County is launching an innovative gravel test project in an effort to find a cost effective and more durable surfacing solution for Hauling Routes. Municipal Services Director, Kevin Viergutz tells CJOC News the purpose of the project is to try and see if a new type of gravel will provide better road conditions for heavy truck traffic in Lethbridge County. He says Lethbridge County has the highest concentration of intensive livestock feeders in the country which takes a major toll on gravel roads as well as all the big trucks farmers use each day going back and forth to their fields. The test project is on a 7 km stretch of Range Road 20-3 between Highways 25 and 519 east of Iron Springs. It'll evaluate a new surfacing gravel in conjunction with liquid and granular calcium stabilizers. The cost of the project is $500,000. - Pat Siedlecki
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