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New overpass designed to help move truck traffic

KINCORTH, Sask. -- Construction is now under way on a new overpass on Hwy. 1 West over the Canadian Pacific Railway...


KINCORTH, Sask. — Construction is now under way on a new overpass on Hwy. 1 West over the Canadian Pacific Railway tracks near Kincorth.

The overpass is located about 16 kilometres west of the junction of Hwy. 1 and Hwy. 21, and is being built to alleviate congestion of truck traffic. The section of highway affected has among the highest truck traffic in the province, and sees about 3,330 vehicles per day.

"This bridge is part of our commitment to building a better transportation system," says Highways and Transportation Minister, Mark Wartman. "Work on this $1.2 million bridge began in May 2002 and is expected to be completed by mid-September."

The bridge is part of the four-laning initiative west of Maple Creek.


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