This is to confirm the move of a massive piece of equipment from Hitachi Canadian Industries Ltd to Hwy 7 as reported in the Star Phoenix on Feb 14th. The move will start at midnight tonight (Monday). Tonight's move is expected to take up to 6 hours.
Drivers should be aware that this will be a slow-moving load travelling at a maximum speed of 30 kilometres per hour. The refinery processing tower, built by Hitachi Canadian Industries Ltd. and destined for northern Alberta, will be escorted by Saskatoon and Corman Park Police Services in and around the city and by RCMP when the load reaches Highway 7. SaskPower and SaskTel will also be involved in the move.
The transportation route is as follows: The load will be leaving Hitachi, 826 58th St. East, at midnight Tuesday. The load will start out travelling west on 58th Street to Miners Avenue, then it will travel north on Miners Avenue to 60th Street, travel west on 60th Street to Idylwyld Drive, travel north on Idylwyld crossing over to the southbound side of Idylwyld at Marquis Drive and "counter flowing" north to 71st Street. The load will then travel west on 71st Street to Highway 684 (Dalmeny Road), travel south on Highway 684 to Highway 14, travel west on Highway 14 to Rural Route 3065 and travel south on RR3065 to Highway 7 where the convoy will wait for daylight. When the sun rises, the load will travel west on Highway 7 to Rosetown on Tuesday where the crew will park for the night. On Wednesday, the load will travel through Kindersley and out of Saskatchewan.