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Highway Construction Work Continues into Fall

Released on October 16, 2014

Weekly Construction Update

Motorists should expect to see construction crews out on Saskatchewan highways well into fall as more than 30 highway projects are currently underway.

“Mild fall conditions have allowed construction projects to continue later into the season,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Nancy Heppner said.  ”Crews will be hard at work until the ground freezes up.  Remember to always slow to 60 km/hr in work zones so construction can be done safely.”

New projects underway in the province this week include a $1.9 million landslide repair on Highway 2 at Buffalo Pound Lake and a $330,000 culvert installation on Highway 11 at Girvin.  Both projects may require traffic to be reduced to one lane at times and drivers should expect delays.

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: 306-787-4805

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