REGINA, Sask. — The bridge on Hwy. 4 norhtbound, spanning the North Saskatchewan River near North Battleford, will undergo a six-month construction upgrade beginning in April.
Saskatchewan Highways and Transportation will be widening and rehabilitating the bridge with work to commence April 3 and expected to run until Oct. 16.
This is the third phase of a four-year project and is estimated to cost $2.8 million. It will include removal and replacement of deteriorated concrete, removal of the existing concrete sidewalk, construction of the concrete deck to facilitate the widening of the roadway, replacement of the waterproofing system and asphalt surfacing.
“The safe and efficient transportation of people, goods and services is of the utmost importance and drives economic development. Through this and other projects, we continue to ensure our provincial transportation network will meet the challenge of the 21st century,” said Eldon Lautermilch, Minister of Highways and Transportation.
Transportation restrictions are in place during the construction period as eastbound traffic will be restricted to one lane and the open lane will be required to move equipment and materials. Over-width vehicles will be restricted to 3.3 metres wide, but provisions are in the works to accommodate over-width loads including farm implement equipment, noted government officials.
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