When driving Highway 9 towards Drumheller, the dip in the road near Horseshoe Canyon can come as a huge surprise.

Wayne Wood, media contact, for Alberta Transportation explains what has been happening with that specific area.

"That dip has been there for a couple of years now and our normal practice is just to pave over it. If it dips again, then we pave over it again. We've done that several times over the last couple of years and the result of that, the pavement is buckled."

Alberta Transportation is well aware of this dip in the road and have a plan to fix it, but have to wait until the spring thaw to accurately measure the work that needs to be done.

"What we're going to have to do is go in and grind off that bump, bring it back down to a level surface and then resurface it once again."

That Dip has been on peoples minds for the last couple of years as they travel into the valley and anticipate that "Dukes of Hazzard" jump, whether they should slow down or enjoy the ride. The safety factor of this is to slow down and obey the signage.

"We still have weather conditions that could cause frost heaves. We do have singage in the area. We've got markings, asking people to slow down a little bit. Realize though that we are aware and we will be taking care of it in the spring."

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