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Watch for Work Zones this Labour Day Weekend

Released on August 28, 2014

Weekly Construction Update

As Rider Nation flocks to Regina and others head out to enjoy the last days of summer, the government reminds drivers to be on the lookout for the nearly 40 major highway construction projects underway in the province.

“Construction season is still in full swing, and crews are out across the province working on roads, bridges and culverts,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Nancy Heppner said.  “Remember to drive safely and always slow to 60 km/hr in the work zone so everyone gets home safely this Labour Day weekend.”

New work underway in the province this week includes surfacing on Highway 1 between McLean and Qu’Appelle and Highway 16 between Maidstone and Lashburn, as well as bridge construction on Highway 943 west of Big River.

The weekly construction update provides Saskatchewan residents with the latest details on current projects to help plan safe and efficient travel throughout the summer and fall.  To learn more about Saskatchewan work zones, head to www.highways.gov.sk.ca/workzone/

Additional travel information about emergency road closures, the status of ferries and barges and other road activities can also be found on the Highway Hotline at www.saskatchewan.ca/live/transportation/highway-hotline.  It's also available by calling 306-787-7623 in Regina, 306-933-8333 in Saskatoon, the SaskTel cellular network at *ROAD, and toll-free across Canada at 1-888-335-7623.

The government has invested a record $4.3 billion in transportation infrastructure since 2008.

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For more information, contact:

Joel Cherry
Highways and Infrastructure
Regina
Phone: 306-787-480

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