Saskatchewan Highway 19

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Highway 19
Route information
Length 269.3 km[1] (167.3 mi)
Major junctions
South end Hwy 18 near Mankota
  Hwy 13 at Kincaid
Hwy 43 near Glenbain
Hwy 1 (TCH) near Ernfold and Chaplin
Hwy 42 at Central Butte
Hwy 44 near Loreburn
North end Hwy 15 near Hawarden
Mankota, Pinto Creek, Glen Bain, Lawtonia, Morse, Chaplin, Enfield, Huron, Loreburn, Rosedale
Towns Elbow, Central Butte
Highway system

Provincial highways in Saskatchewan

Hwy 18Hwy 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; it is about 269 km (167 mi) long.[1]

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.

Route description[edit]


Morse population 248 supplies all services located on Highway 1 near Highway 19, and is also near the Riverhurst Ferry.[2] 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[3]

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[4] Chaplin Lake at an area of 20 square miles (52 km2) is considered to rank as the second biggest saline water body of Canada.[5] 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.


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 intersections[edit]

From south to north:[13]

Rural municipalityLocationkm[1]miDestinationsNotes
Mankota No. 450.00.0 Hwy 18 – Mankota, Val Marie, McCord, Wood MountainNorthwest of Mankota
Pinto Creek No. 7526.216.3 Hwy 13 west – Cadillac, ShaunavonHwy 19 branches east; south end of Hwy 13 concurrency
Kincaid27.417.0 Hwy 13 east – AssiniboiaHwy 19 branches north; north end of Hwy 13 concurrency
Glen Bain No. 105Glenbain46.428.8Township Road 104
52.232.4 Hwy 43 east – GravelbourgHwy 19 branches north; south end of Hwy 43 concurrency
55.434.4 Hwy 43 west – VanguardNorth end of Hwy 43 concurrency
Lawtonia No. 135Hodgeville78.048.5 Hwy 363 west – Swift CurrentSouth end of Hwy 363 concurrency
78.448.7 Hwy 363 east – Moose JawNorth end of Hwy 363 concurrency
91.056.5 Hwy 720 west
Morse No. 165112.269.7 Hwy 1 (TCH) west – Swift Current, CalgaryHwy 19 branches east; south end of Hwy 1 concurrency
Ernfold118.273.4Range Road 3073Ernfold is located between eastbound and westbound lanes.
Chaplin No. 164Uren127.979.5Range Road 3063
Chaplin136.885.0 Hwy 58 south – Gravelbourg
Hwy 1 (TCH) east – Moose Jaw, Regina
Hwy 19 branches north; north end of Hwy 1 concurrency
Enfield No. 194Central Butte180.1111.9 Hwy 42 west – Riverhurst, Lucky LakeHwy 19 branches east; south end of Hwy 42 concurrency
186.6115.9 Hwy 42 east – Eyebrow, Moose JawHwy 19 branches north; north end of Hwy 42 concurrency
Huron No. 223Bridgeford201.5125.2 Hwy 367 south – Eyebrow
Loreburn No. 254Elbow227.2141.2 Hwy 749 east – Girvin
Loreburn240.2149.3 Hwy 44 – Gardiner Dam, Davidson
Strongfield249.9155.3Township Road 274
Hawarden259.6161.3Township Road 284
Rosedale No. 283269.3167.3 Hwy 15 – Outlook, Kenaston
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b c Google (February 15, 2018). "Highway 19 in Saskatchewan" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 15, 2018.
  2. ^ Southwest Regional Economic Development Authority Inc. (January 2004), Morse Community Profile (PDF), retrieved April 15, 2007
  3. ^ Town of Tugaske, Saskatchewan - Tourist Information, retrieved 2007-04-15
  4. ^ Macdonald, Julian, Chaplin Tourism, retrieved April 15, 2007
  5. ^ Chaplin Tourism, 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. ^ 2007 Government of Saskatchewan. (January 23, 2007), HIGHWAY 19 WEST OF KENASTON RESURFACED Government of Saskatchewan, retrieved April 15, 2007
  8. ^ Safronetz, Joshua Devon (February 2003). "Project Level Highway Management Framework" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-03-24.
  9. ^ CBR PLUS North America Inc, retrieved April 15, 2007
  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. ^ Saskatchewan Road Atlas (2007 ed.). Oshawa, ON: MapArt Publishing Corp. pp. 32, 40–41, 48. ISBN 1-55368-020-0.

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