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Grand Valley Road, near the federal agricultural research station, remained closed to traffic Monday after floodwaters receded enough for the road to resurface.
Two weeks after the Assiniboine River crested, the City of Brandon is still unsure when the dike across Grand Valley Road will be removed.
A section of asphalt road surface lies in the ditch along First Street North near Dinsdale Park on Monday, after being lifted from its place by floodwaters over the past month. (COLIN CORNEAU/BRANDON SUN)
A cyclist makes his way along a portion of the pedestrian walkway recently resurfaced from receding floodwaters along First Street North. (COLIN CORNEAU/BRANDON SUN)
Workers from the city’s engineering department will be assessing the condition of Grand Valley Road later this week.
The city closed the road to begin work on the dike on July 2 — not even 24 hours after Premier Greg Selinger spoke to media along the road.
"We already know we will need to lay down a cement patch on the portion of road at the intersection that was essentially peeled away to allow for the dike placement," said City of Brandon spokesperson Allison Collins.
The assessment will determine any other repairs the road needs and help to build a timeline for the dike removal.
Since the crest on July 13 at 1,183.16 feet above sea level, the Assiniboine River has dropped more than 7.5 feet. It measured at 1,175.56 feet above sea level on Monday morning.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition July 29, 2014