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New Work Zone Safety TV Ad Hits the Air

Released on June 26, 2014

Weekly Construction Update

Motorists will have some extra food for thought just in time for Canada Day weekend travel as the Government of Saskatchewan rolls out its new television work zone safety advertisement.

“Education, engineering and enforcement all go hand-in-hand to ensure highway work is carried out safely both for drivers and highway workers,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Nancy Heppner said.  “Our television, radio, newspaper and social media campaign invites drivers to imagine how they would feel if they had loved ones working in a highway construction zone.”

To view the television advertisement, head to http://youtu.be/aI1jCffV1YU.

New or ongoing projects in the province this week include work on the Regina bypass and bridge replacements on Highways 12 and 26.

The weekly construction update provides Saskatchewan residents with the latest details on projects underway to help to 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'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: 306-787-4805

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