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Short Term Bridge Closure for Yearly Flood Gate Testing May 8

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by Town of High River



Short Term Bridge Closure for Yearly Flood Gate Testing May 8

HIGH RIVER – On Sunday, May 8 from 6 – 8 pm. The Town of High River is closing a portion of Centre Street including the Centre Street bridge to clean and test the flood gate. Every spring the flood gate is tested to ensure it functions properly and is clean and free from debris.

High River is one of the most flood-protected communities in North America. The Centre Street flood gate plays a vital role to ensure safety and security of the community. We understand this temporary closure may be inconvenient and thank everyone for your patience and understanding.

Residents are advised to plan alternate routes while this work is being undertaken:

Where: Centre Street and Macleod Trail.

Date: Sunday, May 8, 2022

Time: Closure will begin at 6 pm and will be in place for approximately 2 hours.

While work is underway please note:

  • Barricades will be in place at the intersection of Centre Street and Macleod Trail
  • Centre Street will be closed at High Country Drive with barricades in place
  • The sidewalk at Centre Street Bridge will be closed to pedestrians

We encourage residents to come and watch the work on the flood gate. Members of our Protective Services team will be on hand to answer your questions. Please respect barriers in place to ensure safety of workers and the public.

The Town of High River is a leader in flood mitigation and emergency response. For more information, please visit


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