There are numerous areas within Martensville that are seeing roadwork being completed this month, which is creating areas of traffic restrictions while this is being done.
Earlier this month, Prairie Paving Inc (PPI) was doing work on Centennial Drive South to finish paving work that was not completed last year. During that time, there were temporary road closures and detours. Phase one of the paving took place on May 19th along the roadway near Chaparral Blvd, while Phase two was on the portion of Centennial Drive South by 6th Street South on May 20th.
Additional roadwork on Centennial Drive South began this week on the area between 1st Street South and 6th Street South. The project will be broken into two sections, with the first closure taking place early in the week from 1st Street South to 4th Street South and the second part will create closures towards the end of the week from 4th Street South to 6th Street South, including the intersection coming in from Highway 12. During this work, there will be no access to 4th Street South from the highway, and all traffic will be required to enter the City at Main Street and Centennial Drive. The project is set to be completed in phases in order to minimize the disruption to motorists and businesses within the area.
Road construction on MacCormack Road began May 25th, with access to MacCormack Road from Main Street being restricted while this was being done. “We understand this work may be an inconvenience for the residents in MacCormack Ranch and apologize for any disruptions this may cause. We are working closely with the contractor to ensure this work has as little negative impact as possible,” the City of Martensville stated in a notice to the public.
A road closure on 3rd Street North also took place starting the week of May 25th, and the work is expected to take approximately one week to complete. The construction includes the roadway from 1st Avenue North to 5th Avenue North and will consist of milling the existing asphalt, levelling and overlaying a new asphalt driving surface. Additionally, some concrete work adjacent to the roadway will also be completed during this time.
A section of the roadway on 8th Avenue North also began construction this week, which will consist of milling the existing asphalt, levelling and overlaying a new asphalt driving surface. Residents within the area may need to detour; however, there will be access open to residents within Tudor Heights and Sandy Rise.
During construction, the City asks residents to be mindful and to follow all barricades, road closures, and detours that are in place. “Above all, we want to ensure the safety of all residents and workers,” the notice stated. They also noted that construction areas and detours will be changing frequently.
For updated information on roadway construction taking place within Martensville, the duration and closures that are in place, visit www.martensville.ca. All construction is reliant on favorable weather conditions and is subject to change.