Released on July 28, 2016
Highway work planned and underway will make for a smoother drive to your lake, campsite or other tourist destination.
“Saskatchewan lakes are known for their beauty,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Nancy Heppner said. “With a record Highways and Infrastructure budget of $1.15 billion, and a $30 million surge in funding due to the Highways 2020 Plan, we are pleased many roads to your favourite summer destinations will be improved.”
Improvements include grading, paving, spot improvements, rut filling and bridge construction. Work also includes notching, widening, structural upgrades and paving on Highway 26, leading to Loon Lake, as seen in the photo.
Leading into August long weekend, work on highways or bridges near recreational areas includes:
Future projects, under the Highways 2020 plan, include:
- Highway 2 near Diefenbaker Bridge leading to various lake destinations including Prince Albert National Park;
- Highway 21 near Maple Creek near Cypress Hills;
- Highway 26 near Loon Lake;
- Highway 42 from Keeler to Eyebrow leading to Douglas and Danielson Provincial Parks;
- Highway 55 southeast of Green Lake leading to various lake destinations;
- Highway 56 at the Pasqua Lake Access;
- Highway 120 near Candle Lake;
- Highway 263 near Christopher Lake; and
- Highways 322 and 220 leading to Last Mountain Lake.
A photo gallery featuring current work can be found at www.highways.gov.sk.ca/2016construction.
- Highway 45 south of Outlook near Danielson Provincial Park.
If you’re planning a trip this summer, check the Highway Hotline at http://hotline.gov.sk.ca/map/. The Highway Hotline provides up-to-date information on construction, emergency road closures, the status of ferries, barges and other road activities.
Information is also available by calling 306-787-7623 in Regina, 306-933-8333 in Saskatoon and toll-free across Canada at 1-888-335-7623.
The Government of Saskatchewan has invested $6.3 billion in transportation infrastructure since 2008, improving more than 11,000 kilometres of provincial roads.
For more information, contact:
Highways and Infrastructure