$20.3 MILLION UPGRADE TO DALMENY ACCESS ROAD IN FULL SWING
Sep. 28, 2012 - Major progress is being made on a $20.3 million upgrade to the Dalmeny Access Road as work began in June on the 13.5 kilometre (km) road improvement.
"The people who live in the area and travel frequently to Saskatoon have likely noticed an increase in traffic on this road over the past few years," Central Services Minister and Martensville MLA Nancy Heppner said on behalf of Highways and Infrastructure Minister Don McMorris. "This new and improved access road demonstrates how communities like Dalmeny are benefitting from a growing province with a strong economy."
The existing thin membrane surface (TMS) access road is being upgraded to a structural pavement. Safety improvements are also being made, including widening the road and building new intersections which will improve sightlines when entering Highway 16.
Kelly Panteluk Construction Ltd. is the contractor with Genivar Inc. acting as construction manager. The entire project is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2013.
"Our 2,000 residents are looking forward to putting wheels on the new road," Dalmeny Mayor Allan Earle said. "An improved access road will help our community become more competitive in attracting new residents and industry in what is a growing and expanding provincial economy."
About 1,200 km of highways are being improved this year under a near record budget of $581.5 million. This is the first year of a commitment to invest $2.2 billion into provincial highways and infrastructure over four years.