Released on June 15, 2020
The Government of Saskatchewan will invest $715 million in 2020-21 to improve safety and efficiency while providing a needed boost to people and communities recovering from the economic impact of the global pandemic.
"Our government is pleased to invest in infrastructure that will boost our economy and improve safety,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Greg Ottenbreit said. “This year’s Highways Budget will create jobs for Saskatchewan people as we build a number of key projects that will serve the province for decades to come.”
Totals contained in budget documents released today reflect Estimates tabled in March and the first year of a two-year government-wide stimulus program announced in May.
Budget 2020-21 provides $411 million for strategic capital investments to improve safety and efficiency on key highway corridors.
Major construction projects include:
This year’s investments include planning work for an additional 24 to 26 sets of passing lanes which will proceed to construction in 2021, including:
The Government of Saskatchewan will improve more than 1,000 kilometres (km) of provincial highways, the first year of its 10-year Growth Plan goal to build and upgrade 10,000 km of highways.
Those improvements include:
The Government of Saskatchewan will invest $52 million to upgrade and replace bridges and culverts across the province.
The Budget also contains $20 million in investments as part of the government’s continuing strategy to improve road safety around the province.
The Budget also increases important investments in municipal transportation infrastructure, including:
With this year’s budget, the Government of Saskatchewan has invested more than $9.8 billion in highways infrastructure since 2008, improving more than 15,800 kilometres of Saskatchewan highways.
For more information, contact:
Highways and Infrastructure
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