January 5, 2015 2:40 pm
Updated: January 5, 2015 2:54 pm

Big move to K+S potash mine on Saskatchewan roads

Crystallizer unit being moved from Saskatoon to the K+S potash mine near Bethune, Sask. over a three-day period.

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SASKATOON – A big move taking place in the province is expected to tie up traffic on some Saskatchewan roads. A three-day delivery to the K+S potash mine near Bethune, Sask. starts Tuesday morning in Saskatoon.

A 38-foot high, 33-foot wide and 186-foot long crystallizer unit will leave the JNE Welding site at 5 a.m. and head northwest on Highway 16 before heading south on Grid Road 684. From there, the almost 330-tonne unit will go west on Auction Mart Road and then head south on Range Road 3081.

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At that point, the unit will travel west on Highway 7 to Highway 45 and then south to Swanson where crews will spend the night.

The journey resumes Wednesday morning southbound on Highway 45 before heading east on Highway 15. The crystallizer will detour around the south side of Outlook on a grid road before continuing on Highway 15 to Highway 11 and then south to Davidson for the night.

The final leg will take place on Jan. 9 down Highway 11 from Davidson to the K+S site.

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This is the second big move in the last two months to the K+S site. In November, two evaporator units were moved from Melville over a two-day period.

Drivers can expect slower traffic while the move by Premay Equipment takes place and may want to consider alternate routes if possible to avoid delays.

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