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Motorists Require Alternate Routes as Work on Overpass Continues

by Shanine Sealey

As of August 11th, those leaving Martensville will be required to take an alternate route if their typical course included the Main Street exit onto Highway 12. For the next 30 or so days, this intersection will be closed as crews continue work on the overpass.

During the closure, construction will be taking place on access ramps onto the overpass bridge from Main Street. The cross walk at Centennial Drive and Main Street will continue to be open throughout the closure for pedestrians and traffic lights will be modified to accommodate traffic for a 3-way stop.

Alternate exit options are available, with signage recommending that motorists utilize the exit from Highway 305 north on Centennial Drive. Other options include Lutheran Road and Township Road 384 – east on Main Street – to Highway 11. It is recommended that motorists plan for additional time when commuting in order to account for additional traffic on the alternate routes.

Entry into Martensville will continue at the 4th Street off-ramp, which began being utilized earlier this summer.
Travel on Highway 12 throughout the construction area will be single lane in both north and south directions, with speed restrictions in place. “Opening one lane of Highway 12 traffic in each direction at Martensville was an exciting milestone for the Project and it allows remaining ramps and roads to be completed away from the travelling public,” Peter Kiewit Sons ULC, the contractors in charge of the project, noted in their monthly update.

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