Saskatchewan Highway 51
|Length:||158 km (98 mi)|
|East end:||Hwy 4 near Biggar|
|West end:||Alberta border near Compeer
continues as Hwy 12
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.
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.
- Gerbrandt, Ron (2000). "Guidelines must be followed strictly - No exceptions" (PDF). 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.
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