The Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure (SMoH) engaged Allnorth to provide construction administration services for the Highway No. 2 Passing Lanes project.
The project scope included the construction of four passing lanes along Highway 2, from north of Prince Albert to south of Christopher Lake, as well as intersection improvements on Pulp Haul Road and Highway No. 355. Surfacing work in the Great Blue Heron Provincial Park included paving at Murray Point and Anderson Point campgrounds.
As one of the busiest roads in Saskatchewan, the addition of two new sets of passing lanes ensures a safer commute to and from communities and parks in the Prince Albert area and Saskatchewan’s north.
The grand opening of this high-profile surfacing project was marked by a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by representatives of the province and local communities.
The construction project delivery for this project consisted of aggregate processing, surfacing within the Great Blue Heron Provincial Park, and highway construction along Highway 2 and Highway 355.
Each construction stage required a proper work plan. Allnorth worked alongside the Contractor to ensure these plans were developed and executed as planned in order to minimize traffic disruption while maintaining construction productivities and quality.
- Construction administration
- Traffic accommodation
- Quality assurance
- Quantity control
- Utility management and coordination
- Communication with third parties and stakeholders
PROJECT SUCCESS FACTORS
- Experienced team with a solid understanding of all aspects of construction operations allowed the project to be completed with high production rates and within the allowable timelines.
- Through open communication with all affected parties and efficient planning consisting of line painting and sign installation, Allnorth was able to allow for the passing lanes to be open for the busy July long weekend.
- Allnorth’s construction administration delivery strategy where the Second Level Supervisor (SLS) and Project Manager (PM) duties are delivered by the same team member, ensured effective communication through one point of contact with the SMoH and Contractor throughout all project stages.
- Allnorth’s SLS/PM thoroughly reviewed the project requirements and identified potential project-specific risks early on and provided contingency plans to mitigate these risks. Some of the project risks and mitigation measures included:
- Traffic Accommodation Plans: Reviewed traffic accommodation plans that provided safe and effective work zones for both the public and work crews for this busy highway. Our team also reviewed a customized traffic accommodation plan for the Provincial Park.
- Quality Assurance and Quality Control: All quality assurance was completed by Allnorth within the desired timelines and all quality issues were resolved to avoid any construction delays.
- Utility Management and Coordination: Utility issues within the project area were mitigated by completion of a utility sweep by Allnorth. No project delays were caused due to utilities.
Highway 2 – North of Prince Albert, SK