Released on October 2, 2014
Weekly Highway Construction Update
A number of paving projects across the province have now been completed, including upgrades to high volume corridors such as Highway 1, Highway 11 and Highway 39.
More than 60 kilometres of newly paved roads will provide a smoother ride for motorists. The projects include 32 kilometres of surfacing on Highway 39, 26 kilometres on the Louis Riel Trail in the Duck Lake and Hague areas and various paving projects on the Trans-Canada in southwest Saskatchewan. Crews also completed a culvert replacement on Highway 905.
“Although some projects have wrapped up, contractors and crews will continue working as long as weather permits,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Nancy Heppner said. “Motorists should obey signs and slow down to 60 km/hr in remaining work zones.”
The weekly provincial highway 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.
For more information, contact:
Highways and Infrastructure