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Highway 310 rebuild nearly complete


July 27, 2012
By Aggregates & Roadbuilding

Jul. 26, 2012, Regina, SK – Once
again motorists will be able to drive on newly rebuilt Highway 310, from Foam
Lake to the Junction of Highway 5.

Jul. 26, 2012, Regina, SK – Once
again motorists will be able to drive on newly rebuilt Highway 310, from Foam
Lake to the Junction of Highway 5.

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Work
is nearing completion after substantial damage from the flooding of Fishing
Lake in 2007. A total of 30 km of Highway 310 was upgraded from North of Foam
Lake to the Junction of Highway 5 near Kuroki at a cost of $25.3 million. In
addition, a new bridge was built to accommodate drainage out of Fishing Lake at
a cost of $700,000.


"We've
done more than just restore Highway 310, we've rebuilt it," Highways and
Infrastructure Minister Don McMorris said. "We've upgraded 310 from a thin
membrane surface, to a modern heavy-haul highway, capable of handling increased
truck traffic."


When
flooding occurred in 2007, Highway 310 was a thin membrane surface highway
(TMS). As a result Highway 310 was heavily damaged by the truck haul that
provided sand bags and materials for berm construction.


"Highway
310 now supports farming, livestock and manufacturing in the area,"
Kevlington-Wadena MLA June Draude said. "Our government is pleased to
deliver a Highway not only capable of handling day-to-day traffic, but also the
needs of our growing province."


"The
completion of the project will open up an economic lifeline into our community
from Fishing Lake and area and benefit the local communities and all users of
the highway," Foam Lake Mayor Bob Johnson said. "We look forward to
tomorrow's community celebration to help mark the completion of the
project."