News Release - September 7, 2004
BRIDGE RECONSTRUCTION ON HIGHWAY 165
Two bridge reconstruction projects on Highway 165 are underway today.
Two bridges on Highway 165 will be demolished and replaced – the first is located over a tributary to the Bear River, approximately 11 km north of the junction of Highways 165 and 106; and the second is located over Jayjay Creek, approximately 5.3 km north of the junction of Highways 165 and 106.
Construction will involve the removal of the existing timber bridges and construction of new concrete bridges. The project cost is $175,000 for the bridge over the tributary to the Bear River and $165,000 for the bridge over Jayjay Creek. Department of Highways and Transportation bridge crews will perform this work.
The public is advised that these sections of Highway 165 will be closed during construction, from Sept. 7th, 2004 to the estimated completion date of September 21st, 2004. Traffic will be detoured onto the following Highways: 912, 913 and 106.
"These projects are part of our commitment to building better highways," Highways and Transportation Minister Maynard Sonntag said. "We're working to improve bridges in northern Saskatchewan to enhance safety, and support tourism and regional economic development."
Over the past three years, the province has invested $900 million in Saskatchewan's transportation network, improving 1,000 km of paved highways, upgrading 750 km of rural highways, and twinning 172 km on Highways 1 and 16.
This year's budget provides an additional $294.8 million to improve another 740 km of major highways and 30 bridges, and twin 53 km on Highways 1 and 16 this construction season.
Remember to slow to 60 km/h when passing through the construction Orange Zone, and watch for construction workers, signs and heavy equipment. For more information about construction in your area, view the provincial project map at: www.highways.gov.sk.ca.
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