Re-Paving Underway on Highway 1 at Gull Lake
WrittWritten by. Jessica. Vallee on Friday, August. 22, 2014
Drivers should be on the lookout for work crews repaving sections of the Trans-Canada Highway from Gull Lake to Tompkins over the next few months.
“The work itself is a type of repaving called mill and fill, which is where you remove a certain amount of existing asphalt, and then put new asphalt pavement over top of it,” said Joel Cherry, Communications Consultant with the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure. “We’re expecting to be done this fall but that is always subject to our contractor scheduling, weather and that sort of thing. For this sort of project, it’s not quite as sensitive to weather as some others would be, if you are working with open sub-grade or with gravel or earth, it is more susceptible to delays from weather. With that being said, adverse weather conditions could cause delays.”
This project also includes an intersection improvement on Highway 37, south of Gull Lake, and comes in at a cost of $5.7 million.
“At times during the construction traffic will be down to one lane and motorists should be prepared to stop,” Cherry added. “There is close to 5,000 vehicles a day there, so people should be definitely prepared for potential delays.”
Cherry wants to remind motorists to slow to 60 kilometres per hour when passing through this and other work zones.
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