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Work Underway on New Highway 2 Alignment near St. Louis

Released on September 11, 2014

Weekly Construction Update

A detour is in place south of Prince Albert as crews work to realign Highway 2 with the new St. Louis Bridge. 

“Local traffic, tourists and shippers will benefit from a new bridge at St. Louis,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Nancy Heppner said.  “It will be a major benefit to Saskatchewan’s economy, as it is the final piece in a primary weight corridor that will allow the heaviest legal weights on Highway 2 from La Ronge to Assiniboia.  We appreciate your patience as we near completion of this major infrastructure project.”

The $13.3 million project includes grading and paving the new road north of the bridge, paving the new road south of the bridge, grading the Hoey access road, and some repaving on Highway 25 near St. Louis.

Highway 2 is currently closed on the north side of the South Saskatchewan River.  For northbound traffic, the detour route runs about 3 km north and then 2 km back east to the highway.  The detour is expected to be in place until late fall, when the new bridge is opened to traffic.

Other new projects in the province this week include repaving on the eastbound lanes of Highway 1 near Gull Lake, construction of passing lanes on Highway 7 between Delisle and Rosetown, repaving on Highway 11 near Duck Lake and construction of a supergrid on Highway 47 north of Stoughton.

The weekly construction update provides Saskatchewan residents with the latest details on current projects to help plan safe and efficient travel throughout the summer and fall.  To learn more about Saskatchewan work zones, head to www.highways.gov.sk.ca/workzone/

Additional travel information about emergency road closures, the status of ferries and barges and other road activities can also be found on the Highway Hotline at www.saskatchewan.ca/live/transportation/highway-hotline.  It's also available by calling 306-787-7623 in Regina, 306-933-8333 in Saskatoon, the SaskTel cellular network at *ROAD, and toll-free across Canada at 1-888-335-7623.

The government has invested a record $4.3 billion in transportation infrastructure since 2008.

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For more information, contact:

Joel Cherry
Highways and Infrastructure
Regina
Phone: 306-787-4805

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