Saskatchewan Highway 51

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Highway 51
Route information
Length: 158 km (98 mi)
Major junctions
East end: Hwy 4 near Biggar
West end: Alberta border near Compeer
continues as Hwy 12
Highway system

Provincial highways in Saskatchewan

Hwy 49 Hwy 52

Highway 51 is a highway in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. It runs from Highway 4 near Biggar to the Alberta border near Compeer, where it becomes Highway 12. Highway 51 is about 158 km (98 mi.) long.

Highway 51 begins a 10-km concurrency with Highway 656 25 km outside Biggar, at the Handel Access Road. This concurrency ends near the community of Springwater. 7 km west of this is the Ruthilda Access Road. 11 km later is the community of Kelfield, and Highway 657 is 3 km after that.

There is a 7-km concurrency with Highway 658 and an intersection with Highway 659 before the town of Kerrobert. At Kerrobert, Highway 51 has a 3-km concurrency with Highway 21 and an intersection with Highway 31.

Highway 51 then passes near the community of Onward and begins another concurrency, with Highway 675 near Superb. Another 10 km west is Highway 676 and the community of Major.

Highway 51's last concurrency is with Highway 317 near Fusilier. After that is the community of Court, and the Alberta border is about 8 km west of that.

History[edit]

In 1999 the thin membrane surface section of Highway 51 east of Kerrobert was tested with a Cold in-place recycling or “CIR” method to rehabilitate highways. This CIR process is a cost-effective method which recycles the top surface of a road. This pulverized material is mixed with asphalt emulsion and spread and compacted back onto the highway surface. This surface is then recovered with a new seal dependent on traffic volume.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gerbrandt, Ron (2000). "Guidelines must be followed strictly - No exceptions". Effect of Cold-in-place recycling on the Heavyweight Trucking Industry. Tim Makahoniuk, Cathy Lynn Borbely, Curtis Berthelot. 6th International Conference on Heavy Vehicle Weights and Dimension Proceedings. Retrieved 2009-01-25.