Saskatchewan Highway 19

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Highway 19
Route information
Length: 186.4 km[citation needed] (115.8 mi)
Major junctions
South end: Hwy 18 near Mankota
North end: Hwy 15 near Hawarden
Major cities: Elbow, Central Butte
Highway system

Provincial highways in Saskatchewan

Hwy 18 Hwy 20

Highway 19 is a highway in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan connecting Highway 15 northern extremity near Hawarden to Highway 18 at the southern extremity near Mankota. Highway 19 passes through major communities of Elbow, and Central Butte all in the south west section of Saskatchewan. Currently highway 19 has become a case study for The Saskatchewan Center for Excellence in Transportation and Infrastructure. SCETI is currently working on further defining the SHELL curves for the low-lying Sub base sections. Due to the high clay content and the poor application of the culvert systems in the area, this case study will be able to address the issues currently ailing the road. The case study will conclude in the fall on 2012.

Communities along the route[edit]


Morse population 248 supplies all services located on Highway 1 near Highway 19, and is also near the Riverhurst Ferry.[4] Sk route 19 provides access to Hawarden which is not located on Highway 19 directly. To travel to Tugaske from Saskatoon, the route involves travel along Highway 19[5]


9.2 kilometres (5.7 mi) paving project on Highway 19 north of Chaplin was announced June 8, 1999.[6] 9.7 kilometres (6.0 mi) resurfacing project started July 7, 2000 at the junction of Highway 15 and continues south. This area is west of Kenaston and will assist tourism traffic to Lake Diefenbaker resorts.[7] The 19.3 kilometres (12.0 mi) area south of the Highway 15 junction to Stronfield was used for a test section to develop a framework for highway management. This area has an increase in truck traffic from the potato industry, as well as increase in grain hauling to the Loreburn inland grain terminal. average annual daily traffic AADT was 500 vehicles, of these 11% is due to commercial ventures. Besides economic interest recreations sites are in the area.[8] Construction issues on Highway 19 involve a silty to heavy clay soil type in a rural area with a traffic load of full loaded trucks and semi trailers. 8,000 kilometres (5,000 mi) of road experienced rutting and pavement failure prior to 2003.[9]

27 highway improvement projects include granular spot improvements north of Chaplin for 9.2 kilometres (5.7 mi) on Highway 19 [10] Experimental strengthening techniques were undertaken which used a rotomix of the existing asphalt oil surface and mulched flax straw. This procedure underwent a series of tests examining whether an increase of the subgrade tensile strength occurred. This experiment was undertaken 100 kilometres (62 mi) south of Saskatoon for three test sections of provincial Highway 19 near Strongfield[11] since 1999 Saskatchewan Highway 19 has a thin membrane surface (TMS) which has been subject to test studies of various

cost-effective methods of road strengthening. Systems include granular soil strengthening and applications of different cement products, lime, various grades of fly ash, geotextiles, geogrids, natural and manufactured fibers, emulsified bitumen, tall oil, lignin, foamed bitumen, and synthetic ionic and cationic chemicals.[12]

Major Attractions[edit]

Highway 19 hosts the following lakes, beaches, historical sites and buildings, and provincial parks. The Western Hemisphere Shorebird Interpretive Center or The Chaplin Nature Centre. In 1947, officially opening of Saskatchewan Minerals, the Sodium Sulfate plant at Chaplin[13] Chaplin Lake at an area of 20 square miles (52 km2) is considered to rank as the second biggest saline water body of Canada.[14] Sk Hwy 19 provides close access to Morse Museum and Cultural Center located in the 1912 schoolhouse which is located on Highway 1. Douglas Provincial Park is a nearby attraction

List Junctions Major Intersections[edit]

  • Highway 749 runs eastward from Highway 19 near Elbow.[15]
  • Jct Hwy 44 to Jct Hwy 15
  • Jct Hwy 18 to Jct Hwy 44
  • Recreational Vehicle Dump Station is located on Hwy 19, Douglas which is approximately 7 miles (11 km) south of Elbow[16]

Southern to Northern route:

Concurrency with Saskatchewan Highway 1[edit]

Municipality Intersecting Roads
Begin concurrency with Highway 1
Morse RM Township Road 171
Morse RM Township Road 172
Ernfold Range Road 3073/Township Road 174
Morse RM Range Road 3072/Township Road 174 (westbound only)
Morse RM Range Road 3071 to Calderbank
Chaplin RM Range Road 3065
Uren Range Road 3063
Chaplin RM Range Road 3061
Chaplin RM Range Road 3060
Chaplin Highway 58/Highway 1
End concurrency with Highway 1



  1. ^ Trans Canada 1 Pictures - Saskatchewan Highways, retrieved 2007-04-15 
  2. ^ Golf Link The Best Web Resource for Golfers (2005–2007,), Central Butte, Saskatchewan Golf Courses, retrieved 2007-04-15  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ University of Saskatchewan Archives, Saskatchewan Elevators: Central Butte The Changing Face of the Saskatchewan Prairie, retrieved 2007-04-15 
  4. ^ Morse Community Profile (PDF), January 2004, retrieved 2007-04-15  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  5. ^ Town of Tugaske, Saskatchewan - Tourist Information, retrieved 2007-04-15 
  6. ^ 2007 Government of Saskatchewan. Al (January 23, 2007), PAVING PROJECT AWARDED ON HIGHWAY 19 Government of Saskatchewan, retrieved 2007-04-15 
  7. ^ HIGHWAY 19 WEST OF KENASTON RESURFACED Government of Saskatchewan, January 23, 2007, retrieved 2007-04-15  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  8. ^ Safronetz, Joshua Devon (February 2003). "Project Level Highway Management Framework" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-03-24. 
  9. ^ CBR PLUS North America Inc, Copyright 2003-2004, retrieved 2007-04-15  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  10. ^ Highways and Transportation - 056 (January 27, 1999), WESTERN SASKATCHEWAN HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS 
  11. ^ Ron Gerbrandt, P.Eng.Preservation Engineer, Central Region Saskatchewan Highways and Transportation Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Zvjezdan Lazic Regional Preservation Planner, Central Region Saskatchewan Highways and Transportation Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Application of Flax Straw in Subgrade Strengthening (PDF), archived from the original (PDF) on September 28, 2007, retrieved 2007-04-15 
  12. ^ Berthelot, Curtis; Gerbrand, Ron (January 31, 2007), Full-Depth In-Place Recycling and Road Strengthening Systems for Low-Volume Roads: Highway No. 19 Case Study, retrieved 2008-02-16 
  13. ^ Macdonald, Julian (©1999-2005), Chaplin Tourism, retrieved 2007-04-15  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  14. ^ Chaplin Tourism, retrieved 2007-04-15 
  15. ^ Highway 749
  16. ^ Curtis, Liz (2007-01-01), RV Advice: Saskatchewan, retrieved 2007-04-15 
  17. ^ Highway 1

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