Motorists rejoice! The Main Street exit for traffic heading southbound on Highway 12 is now open. Announcements were made over the weekend that the exit would be open as of Monday, September 10th, which had many commuters excited to utilize the newly opened roadway. Disappointment was abundant for the Monday morning traffic, as restrictions were still in place for those looking to exit the city. It wasn’t until Monday evening that traffic was able to access the new Martensville exit.
It didn’t take long for motorists to express their enthusiasm for the new addition via social media. “Woohoo! Martensville overpass is open. Just took a trip across it right after the barricades were taken down. Long wait but worth it,” Bernice Symak noted on a local community Facebook group page.
The newly opened bridge will allow motorists to exit Martensville and access Highway 12 going southbound, as well as Township Road 384 access in and out of the community.
Those entering Martensville from Highway 12 coming from Saskatoon will still need to use the alternate routes available including Lutheran Road, South Access, 4th Street and Highway 305.
Work still continues on the overpass and roadway restrictions are still in place, as well as speed limitations.