Watch out for drill trucks and workers boring holes in the asphalt on Highway 10 through Riding Mountain National Park this week.
Workers will be poking holes in Highway 10 through Riding Mountain National Park this week.
The coring investigations, which began Tuesday and will continue until Friday afternoon, will take place at 500-metre intervals along the entire 54-kilometre stretch through the park.
Traffic will be reduced to one lane during the coring investigation and motorists are warned to obey all posted warnings, speed limits, flag workers and pilot vehicles in the survey zone.
The core samples will be gathered by drilling through the asphalt, base/sub-base layers and into the natural subgrade. The information obtained from the coring investigation will be crucial in forecasting what will need to be done in regards to future repairs to the highway.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition October 24, 2012