Construction work on Highway 19

Issued: August 07, 2020

Parks Canada would like to advise travelers that starting August 10, 2020, construction work will take place on the western portion of Highway 19 in Riding Mountain National Park. The highway will be resurfaced with gravel to raise the road grade, and repairs will be made to the guardrail. Trucks and grading equipment will be working throughout the area from 7:00am to 7:00pm daily until the scheduled work is completed September 30, 2020.

Public safety is a priority for Parks Canada. We ask visitors to use caution when travelling on Highway 19 and to be prepared for loose rocks, as well as speed reductions that may result in occasional 5-10 minute delays to facilitate the movement of equipment and materials on the road. Travelers are reminded to respect posted construction signs and traffic controllers at the scene.

Parks Canada is completing this important work to ensure safe, high-quality experiences for visitors by improving heritage, visitor, waterway, and highway assets located within national historic sites, national parks, and national marine conservation areas.

Please note:

  • Parks Canada is following advice from public health experts and implementing measures to support Canada’s efforts to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and reduce the risks to Canadians, visitors, Parks Canada team members, and contractors working at our places.
  • Parks Canada’s construction projects are considered part of the Agency’s critical services to the public. Most scheduled construction activities are proceeding as planned, but are subject to change due to the evolving situation related to COVID-19. Parks Canada will continue to communicate all developments to the public.

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