News Release - June 24, 2009
NEW TWINNED LANES OPEN ON HIGHWAY 11 SOUTH OF PRINCE ALBERT
A newly twinned section of Highway 11 opened today, as work continues on this important corridor between Prince Albert and Saskatoon.
"We've reached another landmark for this multi-year project," Highways and Infrastructure Minister Jim Reiter said. "Highway 11 is a key corridor for tourism, traffic from growing bedroom communities and our province's export-based economy."
The new northbound lanes of Highway 11 stretch from the junction of Highway 2 south for 11 kilometres (km). Motorists should be alert when transitioning from the twinned segment to two-way traffic and should also be aware of nearby equipment doing clean-up work.
Ongoing construction on Highway 11 includes grading (building the roadbed) for new northbound lanes from north of Hague to south of Rosthern. This segment of Highway 11 is expected to open to traffic by the fall of 2010.
Currently, 52 km of the 127-km-long Highway 11 corridor between Saskatoon and its junction with Highway 2 south of Prince Albert is twinned. Seventy five kilometres remain.
"Twinning will make this strategic transportation link safer and more efficient between Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Regina; to mainline railways; and to Highways 1 and 16," Reiter said.
For more information on this and other highway construction projects throughout the province, go to www.highways.gov.sk.ca. Motorists are advised to slow to 60 km/h in the construction Orange Zone when passing highway workers and equipment.
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