New detour road

As bridge construction gets underway

Highway 9, one half mile north of York Road, will be down to one lane alternating traffic Saturday, Aug. 24, via the new detour road, as bridge construction gets underway, reports the City of Yorkton

The bridge is expected to be completed by Oct. 31, and the single lane alternating detour will remain in place until the new bridge opens for traffic. 

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The reason for the project is explained on the City website where it is stated, the culverts beneath Highway 9 (1/2 mile North of York Road) are failing and needed to be replaced.

“These culverts handle most storm water outflow from Yorkton, channeling water onward into Yorkton Creek,” relates the site.

The new bridge will be constructed and an open channel waterway beneath will replace the culverts.

“This will allow for greatly increased water flows during heavy rain events and eliminate an existing bottleneck in the storm water system,” states the site.

The North Storm Water Channel will replace existing inadequate storm water infrastructure between Dracup Avenue at York Road and Highway 9.

“This is the other key bottleneck in the City’s storm water system,” states the site.

The project will also include installation of a new sanitary sewer line from York Road to the Sewage Treatment Plant along the same route. 

The City has been approved for $7.4 M in Federal and Provincial funding from the Federal Building Canada Program for this project. 

The total cost of this entire project is $11 M and the City will contribute the remaining one third of the cost.

 

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