The scene of the collision at the intersection of Highways 41 and 5 on Saskatoon’s eastern edge, which occurred at 3:30 p.m., October 10, 2017, has been cleared and regular traffic flow has resumed.
The minivan was found to have been traveling south-bound on Highway 41 before attempting to turn east onto Highway 5. The semi was traveling east on Highway 5 when it struck the minivan. The driver of the minivan, an 83-year-old man, was charged with Fail to Yield right of way. He and his passenger were transported to hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the semi, and lone occupant, were not injured.
The Saskatoon Fire Department was on scene to manage the diesel fuel leak from the semi.
The SPS would like to thank the public for your patience during the investigation and clean-up.
One man is dead following a two-vehicle collision near Aberdeen last weekend.
At approximately 7:10 a.m. on Sturday, September 16, Saskatoon RCMP responded to a serious two-vehicle collision on Highway 41 near Aberdeen.
A car and a semi unit collided in the northbound lane of Highway 41. Fire and EMS attended from Aberdeen, as well as an RCMP Collision Reconstructionist.
The lone adult male occupant of the car was pronounced deceased on scene. The adult male driver of the semi unit was not injured.
An RCMP collision reconstructionist and Saskatoon RCMP continue to investigate.
A $25 million project to pave the newly-built twinned section of Highway 16 near Clavet is underway this summer.
According to the provincial Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure, the project is expected to be completed by 2017.
The paving work is being done on a section of Highway 16 from one kilometer west of the Bradwell access road to 1.7 kilometers west of the junction with Floral Road. When work on upgrading various auxiliary roads is taken into account, the total distance amounts to 30.9 kilometers.
Long-awaited improvements are also underway on Highway 27, northeast of Saskatoon.
A total of 13.2 kilometers of Highway 27 is being paved from the junction with Highway 2 to 0.2 kilometers east of the west Vonda access road.
The intersection of Highways 2 and 27 is also being repaved. This portion of the road is expected to be completed by mid-August. The total cost of this project is $7.1 million.
Another portion of Highway 27 near the junction with Highway 41 near Aberdeen is also being upgraded. This $7 million project involves grading Highway 27 from the junction with Highway 41 to 11.2 kilometers east of the junction. It also includes construction and paving of the intersection of Highway 41 and 27. This project is expected to be completed in July.
Motorists are urged to drive with caution in construction zones. Speed limits in work areas is 60 kilometers per hour. Motorists caught speeding in these areas face the prospect of triple fines.