Roads & Paving
Resurfacing complete on access road to Saskatchewan’s pierced rock formations
October 18, 2023 By Rock to Road Staff
ROCHE PERCEE, Sask. – A much-needed resurfacing project has improved access to one of Saskatchewan’s natural wonders.
Resurfacing work to improve the strength and ride-ability of a 2.7-kilometre stretch of the Roche Percee Access Road has been completed. The road is a major transit artery for tourists visiting the area’s pierced rock formations.
Work on this stretch of road was performed by GenCo Asphalt and included the addition of a new 40-millimetre asphalt overlay. As a thin membrane surface road, the Roche Percee Access Road was not initially designed for heavy traffic or oversized vehicles.
These improvements were a central focus of Mayor Jay Riedel’s electoral platform in 2020. Funding for this project came from the province’s Thin Membrane Surface Fund.
Approval for these repairs came earlier this year from the province’s Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure. The tendering process began in June 2023, with the contract awarded to GenCo Asphalt one month later.
These improvements follow other recent infrastructure upgrades to the surrounding area, including the levelling of bridge crossings within the village and the twinning of nearby Highway 39, which also involved the repaving of a nearby access road.
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