Slow down during road maintenance, Mainroad urges

The start of the summer months are when crews complete road maintenance and when we see increased traffic to roads and highways.

  • Jun. 10, 2016 10:00 a.m.
When approaching road maintenance crew

When approaching road maintenance crew

For the Townsman

The warm weather months mark timing for East Kootenay crews to complete seasonal road maintenance activities and typically when we see increased traffic to our roads and highways.

Mainroad reminds motorists and residents to slow down and move over for highway maintenance and all roadside workers.

“We aim to schedule seasonal maintenance during non-peak traffic periods to minimize impact to the driving public,” said Al Sander, General Manager for Mainroad East Kootenay Contractin. “Please visit for local conditions and events in your area.”

Please watch for Cone Zoned areas where our crews are working to complete the following maintenance:

• Continuous rest area maintenance and garbage pick up;

• Ditch maintenance;

• Dust control;

• Grading on gravel roads;

• Gravelling side roads in the Jaffray area;

• Patching potholes;

• Paving;

•Roadside mowing North of Canal Flats;

• Sign installation and repairs.

When approaching road maintenance crew, please slow down and drive with extreme care.  Stay alert, minimize distractions and show respect for the person working at the side of the road.

We all have family and friends using the roads we maintain and our crews are proud of the work they do.  Please drive safe.

Report accidents, unsafe road conditions, road or Hwy debris and road kill to Mainroad’s 24 hour hotline: 1-800-665-4929.