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1.1 Billion Dollar Highway Construction Season Ramping Up

Released on May 18, 2017

Slow Down Through the Work Zone

The Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure’s budget is set for a near-record construction season that will see work continue on about 990 kilometres of provincial highways.

“This is the second largest transportation budget in our history, so we anticipate there will be many work zones going up across the province,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister David Marit said.  “We understand the summer season is a busy time for travel and motorists want to get to their destination quickly and safely.  I want to stress the importance of keeping these work zones safe.”

Construction projects are designed to provide a safe and efficient road network and, during the busy summer months, there is also a lot of highway traffic.  Motorists need to obey signs and flag persons and slow to 60 km/hr through the work zone.  Drivers can also check the Highway Hotline for road construction prior to leaving for their destination.

“Work will continue on major projects like the Regina Bypass, Warman and Martensville overpasses, and Highway 7 and 39 twinning, so it’s important to stay alert when entering any work zone,” Marit said.

A weekly construction update will be published throughout the spring and summer months to provide the travelling public with the latest construction information.  Please visit www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/transportation/highway-construction-projects/weekly-highway-construction-update.

Drivers are reminded that they will face three times the normal fines for driving faster than 60 km/hr in work zones.  It is also illegal to pass vehicles with flashing lights.

Check out the Highway Hotline for road restriction information before planning your trip at www.saskatchewan.ca/highwayhotline.

The Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure operates and maintains 26,000 kilometres of provincial highways, 17 northern airports, 12 ferries and one barge.

Approximately $7.4 billion has been invested into Saskatchewan’s highways and infrastructure since 2008.

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For more information, contact:

Steve Shaheen
Highways and Infrastructure
Regina
Phone: 306-787-4805
Email: steve.shaheen@gov.sk.ca
Cell: 306-527-8740

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