CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY ON DALMENY ACCESS ROAD
Construction on the new and improved Dalmeny Access road is scheduled to begin this week after the tender was recently awarded.
"Dalmeny is one of Saskatchewan's many growing communities and the existing access road no longer adequately serves the needs of the community," Highways and Infrastructure Minister Don McMorris said. "Our government is committed to providing the infrastructure our growing province and communities need."
The contract has been awarded to Kelly Panteluk Construction Ltd. with Genivar acting as construction manager. Work will begin, with the stripping of topsoil, in the area of the new locations of the access road the week of June 4. Contractors plan to start crushing the gravel and stone for the surfacing portion the following week.
"We feel Dalmeny is a hidden gem," Dalmeny Mayor Allan Earle said. "With a new and improved highway, we expect our community will grow commercially and residentially. Our residents and the people of this region look forward to the completion of this road."
The Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure is investing $20.3 million to upgrade the existing thin membrane surface (TMS) access road to a structural pavement. A number of safety improvements will also be made including widening the road and adding improved intersections.
The first layer of pavement is scheduled to be finished this fall with the entire project scheduled for completion in the Summer of 2013, subject to weather delays and contractor progress.