New bridge installation west of Kamsack

As of last week, a work crew from Hudson Bay had begun the preliminary site work at the bridge spanning the Assiniboine River west of Kamsack on Highway No. 5.

On April 24, a crew of eight with HB Construction of Hudson Bay, began cleanup and laying down netting to deter birds from nesting in the area, in preparation to begin a full bridge replacement.

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“We’ll finish this phase around April 30,” said Matthew Haugen, site foreman. “We’ll return near the end of June to begin the bridge replacement.”

The project will include a complete single-lane traffic bypass controlled by traffic lights. The work is expected to continue throughout the summer, concluding in September.