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Highway Construction Continues Through Wet Weather

Released on July 10, 2014

Weekly Construction Update

Even as the province responds to the flooding situation, highway construction continues and new work zones are popping up.

“Crews are working tirelessly to restore access to flood-isolated communities and ensure our roadways are passable,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Nancy Heppner said.  “The regular work of maintaining and rehabilitating our transportation system remains underway as well.  Whether it’s a flood-related repair or planned construction work, remember to always slow to 60 km/hr when passing through a work zone.”

New or resuming projects underway in the province this week include a $13.8 million rebuild of Highway 22 between Southey and Earl Grey, $16.4 million in repaving on Highway 43 between Highway 2 and Gravelbourg, and two bridge replacements on Highway 919 north of Meadow Lake Provincial Park.

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/.  Always slow to 60 km/hr when passing through a highway work zone.

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 is 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: 306-787-4805

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