Traffic restrictions in place at Highway 11 south overpass

Police and emergency crews are on the scene of a collision between a semi-tractor unit and the Circle Drive East overpass at Hwy 11, (south entrance/exit) Saskatoon.

Saksatoon Police advised that the collision occurred shortly after 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 20.

Northbound traffic is moving extremely slowly as there is debris on the highway. An updated release will be issued when the scene is cleaned up and traffic returns to normal. There are no reported injuries related to the incident.

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Warman, Martensville interchanges on schedule, says Marit

Construction is progressing on schedule for both the Warman and Martensville interchanges.
And if the weather is as favourable next year as it was this year, both projects may be finished earlier than the target date of the fall of 2019.

Concrete is currently being poured on the Highway 305 extension bridge deck at the Warman overpass

“I’m really happy to see how this is proceeding, and anxious to see the completion day,” said Saskatchewan Highways and Infrastructure Minister David Marit following a tour of the construction site near Warman on Tuesday, October 17. “The first time I was here there was just a hole in the ground. Today the bridge is in place and they’re getting ready to lay asphalt. It’s about 40 per cent complete now.”
Marit said the overpasses on Highway 11 at Warman and Highway 12 at Martensville will not only greatly improve safety for commuters, but also facilitate continued growth for both cities.
The two overpasses are being built at the same time as part of a single $60.6 million design-build partnership project. Continue reading “Warman, Martensville interchanges on schedule, says Marit”

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Roadside memorial for victims of impaired driving unveiled

Saskatchewan’s first roadside memorial signs for victims of impaired driving were unveiled on Tuesday, August 29 to honour the memory of the Van de Vorst family.
In January, 2016, Jordan and Chanda Van de Vorst, and their two children, Kamryn, 5, and Miguire, 2, were killed by an impaired driver.

Family members gather at the unveiling of a roadside memorial to the Van de Vorst family on Tuesday, August 29

Roadside memorial signs showing the family’s names and MADD Canada’s red ribbon were installed on both the north-bound and south-bound lanes of Highway 11 near the Wanuskewin Road intersection. The signs will serve as a symbol of remembrance and a reminder to the public about the dangers of impaired driving.
At an unveiling ceremony on August 29, Linda Van de Vorst, Jordan’s mother, said not a day goes by that she doesn’t think of the loved ones who were stolen from her and her family.
“I always wondered why someone was not bold enough to take Ms. McKay’s keys away from her and help her find another ride home,” said Linda. “I hope and pray that these signs unveiled today will be a powerful tool and another giant step in making individuals aware that the names on these signs are real people who had their lives snuffed away in the blink of an eye.
“Life is very precious. We seldom have a second chance, so let’s make the right decision the first time.” Continue reading “Roadside memorial for victims of impaired driving unveiled”

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