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Crews Work to Repair Slide at Belle Plaine Overpass

Released on September 18, 2014

Weekly Construction Update

Eastbound motorists travelling between Moose Jaw and Regina on the Trans-Canada Highway should keep an eye out for workers and equipment as landslide repairs are underway at the Belle Plaine overpass. 

“Located halfway between Moose Jaw and Regina, the Belle Plaine overpass is crucial for shippers, commuters and tourists,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Nancy Heppner said.  “With more than 11,000 vehicles per day, this is a very busy stretch of highway.  Motorists are reminded to slow to 60 km/hr in the work zone so these important repairs can be carried out safely.”

The work is estimated to cost $1 million and will be completed in two weeks, weather permitting.  The work is adjacent to the eastbound passing lane, but traffic may be reduced to one lane through the work area. 

Other new projects in the province this week include $5.8 million in grading and paving on Highway 9 near Dubuc and Bangor as well as a $1.3 million bridge replacement on Highway 55 east of Nipawin.

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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