Ice Road Construction Appears To Be On Schedule

Thursday, January 18, 2007 at 13:01



The overseer of Athabasca highways says workers continue to measure ice thickness in the Far North.


Grant Levine says contractors in the Athabasca Basin are in the process of taking ice depth tests on the major ice roads to see if they are stable enough for traffic.


Levine says in terms of a timeframe, things are progressing normally and they are not behind schedule.


He says pre-construction meetings will be held in Wollaston, Stony Rapids and Fond du Lac early next week.


Unstable ice last winter caused food and fuel shortages for the entire region.