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Saskatchewan works to repair damaged highway


October 3, 2013
By Rock to Road

October 3, 2013, Regina, Sask. – Repaving and culvert installations are among more than $6
million in repairs underway on a damaged stretch of Highway 2 north of Prince
Albert.

October 3, 2013, Regina, Sask. – Repaving and culvert installations are among more than $6
million in repairs underway on a damaged stretch of Highway 2 north of Prince
Albert.

Higher than average spring runoff and heavy rains saw the
affected area closed to light traffic for more than a month this summer as
water flowed over the highway. Heavy
truck traffic continued to pass through the area during the flood.

“Now that the flood water has subsided, we will be able to
fully repair and strengthen this important passageway to the north,” highways
and infrastructure minister Don McMorris said. “The new culverts will help to ensure water flows safely under the road,
while the new pavement will provide a strong, smooth driving surface.”

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The repairs include about 14 km of repaving from just north
of the junction of Highway 2 and Highway 355 to the south, as well as culvert
installations. An extra layer of
pavement will also be added to restore strength in the flood-affected area.