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Highway 3 Twinning

Paved highway with green grass on either side of the ditch and surrounded by forest.

In April 2021 the Ministry of Highways announced this section of Hwy 3 would be twinned. This kicked off the design work on safety and capacity improvements to Highway 3 from Highway 2 to the Shell River Bridge. This is a total distance of roughly eight kilometres.

This section will also include a number of safety and capacity improvements such as:

  • Twinning;
  • Repaving;
  • Access consolidation;
  • Intersection realignment; and
  • Intersection treatments.

This project is planned for a fall 2021 tender. To achieve construction starting in late 2021 and completion in 2022, the ministry has required that land purchase should be minimized to reduce impacts to landowners and meet restricted project timelines.

The ministry is also constructing three sets of passing lanes between the Shell River Bridge and Shellbrook as a cost effective safety improvement on that portion of the corridor in 2021.

What do we need from you?

Please visit the Highway 3 twinning webpage and review the information for the proposed improvements between July 13 and August 4, 2021. Simply review the information and fill out the feedback section if you have any questions or concerns.

Who can provide feedback?

Anyone and everyone who uses this road is welcome to share their thoughts. Whether you live in the area, travel on this highway regularly or just occasionally passed through – we want to hear from you.

For more information on this virtual public engagement, visit the Highway 3 twinning webpage.

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