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In April 2021 the Ministry of Highways announced this section of Highway 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 also included a number of safety and capacity improvements such as:
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.
People were asked to visit the Highway 3 information webpage and review the information for the proposed improvements between July 13 and August 4, 2021. They were then asked to fill out the feedback section if they had any questions or concerns.
Anyone and everyone who uses this road was welcome to share their thoughts. Whether they live in the area, travel on this highway regularly or just occasionally passed through – we wanted to hear from them.
Thank you to everyone who participated in this engagement.
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