Highway 19 will see construction workers, night-time lane closures, and a construction zone speed limit reduction come mid-August.
The work is promised to improve the road surface and to increase the highway’s climate-change resiliency, making the drive safer and more reliable.
Working under the road starting in mid-August to install a new, large culvert. Nighttime work requiring temporary lane closures will take place Monday to Friday between 7pm and 5am.
Asphalt resurfacing of the slow lanes and right-side auxiliary lanes between Cedar Road and Superior Road will also be carried out beginning August 22nd and finishing in late September. Work will take place overnight Sunday to Friday from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for the duration of the project. There will be short, single-lane closures to limit traffic delays.
To minimize traffic disruptions, daytime work will be restricted to the shoulder. There will be a speed limit of 60 km/h through the construction zone. Traffic control personnel will be on site to ensure safety.
It’s expected to be done by October, and is promised to make the highway less vulnerable to damage from runoff and extreme rain.