Short-Term Bridge Closure on May 5 at 6 P.M. for Yearly Flood Gate Testing

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by Town of High River



Short-Term Bridge Closure on May 5 at 6 P.M. for Yearly Flood Gate Testing

HIGH RIVER – On Sunday, May 5, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., the Town of High River will close a portion of Centre Street Bridge, including the pedestrian sidewalk, to clean and test the flood gate. The flood gate is tested every spring to ensure it functions properly and is clean and free of debris. Please plan an alternate route during these hours.

Residents are welcome to come and watch crews work on the flood gate. Our Protective Services team members will be on hand to answer your questions. Please respect the barriers in place to ensure the safety of workers and the public.

Residents are advised to plan alternate routes for the duration of the work:

  • Where: Centre Street and Macleod Trail
  • Date: Sunday, May 5, 2024
  • Time: Closure will begin at 6 p.m. and be in place for approximately 2 hours.

While work is underway, please note the following:

  • 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.
  • The sidewalk at Centre Street Bridge will be closed to pedestrians.

High River is one of the most flood-protected communities in North America. The Centre Street flood gate plays a vital role in ensuring the safety and security of our community. We understand this temporary closure may be inconvenient and thank everyone for your patience and understanding while Town crews carry out this important work.

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