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Posted on: April 22, 2020

Exshaw Creek Flood Mitigation Project Resumes

Update May 29, 2020

The Exshaw Creek flood mitigation project is nearly complete, and the final tasks are underway:

  • hydro-seeding will be completed today. Please do not walk on the hydro-seeded areas.
  • the pedestrian bridge is now complete, and will be re-opened later today (Friday, May 29, 2020).
  • the final concrete pour in the articulated concrete blocks will be completed on Saturday, May 30th. Please do not walk on the concrete blocks as the wet concrete could be damaged. 
  • the contractor’s equipment should be removed from the project site by the end of May.

The Exshaw Creek landscaping project is expected to start in mid-June. Stay tuned for further updates.

Thank you to all the residents of Exshaw for your patience over the last year. The MD of Bighorn would also like to thank Golder Associates, who designed the flood mitigation and Devcon, who built the project.

Please contact the Flood Recovery Director, Doug Fulford at 403-493-0314 or doug.fulford@mdbighorn.ca if you have any questions or concerns

Update May 13,2020

The final tasks for Exshaw Creek are currently being completed. There will be increased construction activity starting Tuesday, May 19, 2020 to spread topsoil and complete the pedestrian bridge final touches. The pedestrian bridge will be closed from May 19 through May 29 to complete this work. Most of the remaining tasks will be completed by the end of May.

The Exshaw Creek landscaping project is currently being tendered and is scheduled to proceed in June. 

Please contact the Flood Recovery Director, Doug Fulford at 403-493-0314 or doug.fulford@mdbighorn.ca if you have any questions or concerns.


April 22, 2020

The Exshaw Creek flood mitigation project has resumed, and the contractor has re-mobilized. Although the project is mostly complete, there are a few remaining tasks:

  • a few minor tasks on the pedestrian bridge, including grouting the deck panels. Please note that the pedestrian bridge may be closed for several days to allow the grout to cure.
  •  topsoiling and seeding
  • completion of the ACB (articulated concrete block) mattresses. This is the most time consuming of the remaining items, and involves installing several hundred ground anchors and extensive grouting.
  • re-installation of Lafarge’s air quality monitor.

For obvious safety reasons, we ask that you please stay away from the Exshaw Creek project site until the work has been completed. We are hoping these remaining items will be completed by the end of May, however this may run into mid June if frozen ground or challenging weather are encountered.

Please contact the Flood Recovery Director, Doug Fulford at 403-493-0314 or doug.fulford@mdbighorn.ca if you have any questions or concerns.


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