The Government of Saskatchewan has announced that the overpass project at Martensville and Warman will open to traffic this fall, nearly one year ahead of schedule.

“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. “This project will get families to work and home safely by improving traffic flow.”

The opening of the overpasses allows drivers to safely travel over the highway on a bridge, and also provides safer access onto the highway in both directions.

Finishing touches will be completed during the next construction season and will include lighting, signage, and landscaping.

The Highway 11 project near Warman comprises 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 Ferry Road/Central Street intersection.

It also includes 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 and signalized intersection at Centennial Drive and Fourth Street.

The Government of Canada is contributing up to 50 per cent of eligible costs through the Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component – National and Regional Projects, and the Government of Saskatchewan will be responsible for all remaining costs of the project.

The $60.6 million project in Martensville and Warman is being overseen by Peter Kiewit Sons ULC.

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