News Release - September 12, 2000
IMPROVEMENTS TO HIGHWAY 123
Highway 123 and associated roadways near Cumberland House will receive major
improvements this construction season, including surfacing for 6.9 km and road
widening on some sections.
"This $1.2 million project, which has been partially funded by the provincial
government's Centenary Fund, will begin immediately and is expected to be
completed by the end of October," Highways and Transportation Minister Maynard
Sonntag said. "Completion of this job will require an estimated 31 full-time
Carmacks Enterprises Ltd. was awarded this project as the lowest of three
bidders. The contractor will place a layer of crushed gravel to strengthen the
roads on Highway 123 and the Historic Site Loop. The crushed gravel will then
be covered with an asphalt seal coat in order to provide a dust free surface.
The project also includes widening the existing airport access road to
accommodate the surfacing of a seven metre final width. The Hamlet Road to the
Historic Site will also be widened to surface a six metre final width.
"This project is very important to residents of Cumberland House and we
appreciate their patience while waiting for this project to come to fruition,"
Sonntag said. "This project will make the ride into Cumberland House much
Across the province, there will be 101 major projects on 53 different
highways. Highways and Transportation's 2000 budget is $250 million, the
largest in the department's history.
Motorists are asked to drive safely through the orange zone and watch for
construction signs and equipment.
For more information, contact:
Rock Gorlick, Director
Phone: (306) 933-5225