MARTENSVILLE, SASK. — A $60.6-million overpass project in Saskatchewan will open this fall, one year ahead of schedule.
The finishing touches on the Martensville and Warman overpasses will be completed during the next construction season and will include lighting, signs and landscaping. It is being overseen by Peter Kiewit Sons ULC.
“Martensville and Warman are two of Saskatchewan’s fastest-growing communities and we are thrilled to see the opening of these overpasses to traffic,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Lori Carr said in a statement. “This project will get families to work and home safely by improving traffic flow.”
The opening of the overpasses allows drivers to travel over the highway on a bridge and also provides safer access onto the highway in both directions.
The Highway 11 project near Warman included the construction of a new two-lane overpass for Highway 305, on and off ramps, and about five kilometres of new four-lane divided highway as well as improvements to the rail crossing and safety upgrades at the Highway 11 and the Ferry Road/Central Street intersection.
It also included construction of about three kilometres of new four-lane divided roadway for Highway 12 at Martensville and the new two-lane overpass for Township Road 384 with on and off ramps, which are open to traffic. Further improvements include the reconfiguration of the Centennial Drive and Main Street intersection and a new Highway 12 exit ramp as well as a signalized intersection at Centennial Drive and Fourth Street.
Ottawa is paying 50 per cent of eligible costs and the province is funding the rest of the project.