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Upgrades to Highways 322 and 220 Set to Begin

Released on June 16, 2016

The drive to the lake will soon be smoother for people travelling to Rowan’s Ravine.  Work will begin this year to upgrade Highways 322 and 220 in the area.

“Over the last couple of years, we’ve heard concerns from people in the area about the condition of Highways 322 and 220,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Nancy Heppner said.  “I would like to thank the local stakeholders that helped develop a solution that makes sense for everyone.”

A high water table and overweight truck traffic caused severe surface breaks to Highways 322 and 220 in 2015.  In response, the government upgraded Highway 322 from Highway 20 to Silton last year.

This summer, crews will begin resurfacing Highway 322 from Silton to the Glen Harbour access.  After the Glen Harbour access, Highway 322 will be upgraded to a good gravel surface for the next six kilometres north.  Highway 220 from Highway 20 to Rowan’s Ravine Provincial Park will also be upgraded to a good gravel surface.  Work will begin this year and will be completed over the next two construction seasons.

The plan for Highways 322 and 220 was developed based on input and feedback from local stakeholders, including the rural municipalities, villages and resort villages.  Work will continue with the municipal partners to determine an alternate truck route for heavier vehicles, which will help preserve the local highway network.

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 Saskatchewan roads.

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For more information, contact:

Sonja Orban
Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure
Regina
Phone: 306-787-8484
Email: sonja.orban@gov.sk.ca
Cell: 306-536-9692

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