Residents in the Central Butte area northwest of Moose Jaw should hopefully be able to travel freely along Highway 19 in the next month.
In the middle of April, Highway 19 north of the community was shut down from the Highway 42 junction to Highway 367 after an early spring thaw washed out a section of the road making it undrivable.
Now also a month later the Ministry of Highways says that work is planned to repair the damaged highway.
“Crews will be working to install three new culverts on Highway 19 south of Douglas Provincial Park,” says Senior Communication Consultant, Steve Shaheen. “As you know, the highway was washed out last month due to flooding.”
Shaheen says the work should be completed by the middle of June.
Right now, there is a detour on Highway #367 from Eyebrow to Bridgeford that will connect you to Highway #19 and allow you to continue your trip north.
The ministry is asking motorists to follow signs and message boards in the area.
For up-to-date road conditions visit Discover Moose Jaw's Road Reports and Cancellations page and the Saskatchewan Highway Hotline.