(25 April 2012)
Highway 11/12 Functional Planning Study
I am pleased to report that the land acquisition process is now complete for the Dalmeny Access Road project. This access road (#684) that connects the town of Dalmeny to Highway 16 will be rebuilt this year to primary weight standards and will be a full speed highway with wider shoulders. Notice for tendering is going out this week with construction starting this summer.
Turning to Highways 11 & 12, the tremendous growth that our communities have seen in the last decade has put considerable pressure on the highways that serve these communities. In particular, entering or leaving Warman or Martensville during rush hours can be quite challenging. Accident statistics are rising and questions of safety have been raised.
An open house was recently held in Warman on April 18 to solicit public input into this process. Information was presented regarding the problems on these highways, and potential interchanges at various locations were discussed. A consultant will be examining these options and accepting public feedback over the summer. Their goal is to have another open house in the fall of 2012 with a set of proposed recommendations.
Anyone that has any specific concerns regarding any of the highway intersections north of Saskatoon, or ideas for short-term, medium-term or long-term improvements, is encouraged to contact the consultant that is conducting this study. Public feedback is welcome. More information can be found at www.highways.gov.sk.ca/openhouse.
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