New truck route to bypass Estevan
ESTEVAN, Sask. — The location of a new Estevan truck route bypassing the community, has been selected.
The route was presented at a public open house last week. The 12-km truck route will run north of the city from the intersection of Hwy. 39 and Shand Road to Hwy. 39 west of the city. It will initially be built as a two-lane road, the province has announced, however it will be constructed with future twinning in mind as truck volumes increase.
Pre-construction is set to begin this fall with on-road construction taking place during the 2012 construction season. It will take about three years to complete the truck route.
“The Estevan truck route will improve traffic flow, enhance safety and generate potential development opportunities in the Estevan area,” said the Honourable Jim Reiter, Saskatchewan Highways and Infrastructure Minister. “We’ve come up with a plan for a bypass that meets current demands and allows the bypass to evolve as traffic volumes and the Estevan area grow.”
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