It’s been a busy few weeks for Bernie De Schutter, and it’s not because of pot holes.
His auto body shop has recently had vehicles brought in with damage caused by city road construction.
“We’re seeing a lot of collisions. A lot of side collisions because of it and corner collisions,” he said.
De Schutter says that even though meeting people by accident is good for his business, he feels that the damage being caused is unnecessary. He believes the city needs to be more efficient when it comes to road construction.
“Some of the roads we have to drive on in this city, for what we pay for taxes is a little disgusting.”
The City of Lethbridge says construction crews have been trying to catch-up from last week’s heavy rain fall.
The City’s transportation manager, Richard Brummund, is asking for people to be cautious near construction sites. “Watch the signs and be patient and then in a month we will have those roads back,” he says.
Construction on the main roads will be completed by the end of July, once that is finished, construction will begin on secondary roads.