Kinistin Saulteaux Nation Barrier River Bridge Replacement

Kinistin Saulteaux Nation is proposing to replace the existing two span twelve metre long timber bridge crossing the Barrier River along Highway 772 with a single span concrete and steel bridge structure. The existing bridge requires significant repairs and is not designed for hydraulic flows in the area, and in the past the water has overtopped the road. The new bridge will be six metres longer than the existing structure to accommodate 1:50 year design flows. The new structure will be designed for two lane traffic and will also feature a pedestrian walkway to more safely accommodate foot traffic in the area. The bridge will benefit the surrounding area with a life expectancy of 75 years and increased hydraulic capacity.

Construction activities are anticipated to include removal and disposal of the existing timber bridge structure, excavation and grading required to realign and raise the profile of the existing road to improve sightlines and meet hydraulic design requirements, and grading and armoring of the embankments of the new bridge. Waste generated during the project will be transported to an appropriate location off site. The work is planned to be conducted during the winter months to avoid restricted activity timing windows in place to protect fish and wildlife.

Latest update

June 11, 2024 – Indigenous Services Canada intends to make a determination regarding whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. To help inform this determination, Indigenous Services Canada is inviting public comments until July 11, 2024.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination - May 1, 2024


Indigenous Services Canada
Alvin Hamilton Building, 1783 Hamilton Street
Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 2B6
Telephone: 306-581-3134

  • Location

    • Kinistin Saulteaux Nation (Saskatchewan)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Bridges
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Kinistin Saulteaux Nation
  • Authorities

    • Indigenous Services Canada
    • Transport Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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