Highway 155 Getting A Facelift Near Green Lake

Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at 17:20



Saskatchewan Highways has begun work to improve Highway 155 north of Green Lake.


The construction consists of converting an existing thin membrane surface to a paved standard on the highway.


The work will extend from 20 km to 35 km north of the highway’s junction with Highway 55 at Green Lake.


The estimated value of the project is $2.5 million and is expected to be complete by approximately July 15th, weather permitting.


The department says the finished road surface will provide 3.5-metre driving lanes and 1-metre shoulders.


Highways Minister Maynard Sonntag say this project will improve an important northern trade and tourism route.


The public is advised that traffic flow through the construction area will be disrupted with traffic required to reduce speeds to 60 km/h or less.


Traffic may be restricted to one lane with flagpersons and pilot vehicles in attendance to guide traffic through the construction area.


The department says traffic flows should not be disrupted during the gravel haul to the project, although traffic will encounter trucks hauling gravel along the haul route.