Saskatchewan highway repaired after sinkhole swallows road
SHELLBROOK, Sask. – With the installation of a new and bigger culvert, motorists can once again travel on Highway 3, west of Shellbrook, Sask.
As the spring melt arrived in the province, the original culvert failed under Highway 3 near the hamlet of Mont Nebo, Sask.
RCMP say the sinkhole was reported by someone who realized a large hole had formed across the entire highway.
The road was closed after a culvert washout left it impassable in late April.
At one point, nearly 90 per cent of the roadway was a sink hole.
The Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure says it made every effort to speed up repairs and the installation was completed a week earlier than initially planned.
The ministry announced traffic was flowing again on Thursday but reminds drivers to always slow down to 60 km/hr in highway construction zones.
Shellbrook is approximately 125 kilometres north of Saskatoon.