The most recent road work happening on each side of the highway in Barriere had many residents scratching their heads as to why this area has been dug up again. When we asked District of Barriere CAO Colleen Hannigan why the redigging of these sites, she stated, “The first attempt at drilling under the highway appeared to be successful based on the fact the elevations of where the drill went in on one side of the highway and where it came out on the other were within specifications. However, when they laser-tested it was discovered that something must have caused the drill to deviate upwards part way through. Since the wastewater line is gravity flow through this area, this was not acceptable and the drilling company has had to come back and re-drill.
The District will not be responsible for these additional costs.”