The Town of High River is testing its flood preparedness Sunday, May 8.
The town plans to shut down the Centre Street bridge for two hours from 6:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. while cleaning and testing the flood gate at the south end of the bridge.
Every spring the flood gate is tested to ensure it functions properly and is clean and free of debris.
In a change of pace, the town is actually encouraging residents to come down and check out the work.
Councillor Jamie Kinghorn says the idea is to allay any fears residents may have going into June by showing off what the town's done to prevent a repeat of previous high water events.
Members of the Protective Services Team will be there to answer any questions.
Barricades will be in place at the intersection of Centre Street and Macleod Trail while Centre Street will be closed at High Country Drive with barricades in place.
The sidewalk at Centre Street Bridge will be closed to pedestrians.