Learn more about COVID-19 in Saskatchewan.  Daily case numbers and information for businesses and workers.

The Re-Open Saskatchewan plan was released on April 23rd.

Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan`s web site have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow text box that resembles the link below and can be found in the right hand rail of the page. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found here:

Renseignements en Français

Where an official translation is not available, Google™ Translate can be used. Google™ Translate is a free online language translation service that can translate text and web pages into different languages. Translations are made available to increase access to Government of Saskatchewan content for populations whose first language is not English.

The results of software-based translation do not approach the fluency of a native speaker or possess the skill of a professional translator. The translation should not be considered exact, and may include incorrect or offensive language Government of Saskatchewan does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information translated by this system. Some files or items cannot be translated, including graphs, photos, and other file formats such as portable document formats (PDFs).

Any person or entities that rely on information obtained from the system does so at his or her own risk. Government of Saskatchewan is not responsible for any damage or issues that may possibly result from using translated website content. If you have any questions about Google™ Translate, please visit: Google™ Translate FAQs.

Major Highway Construction Expected To Create Travel Delays

Released on May 21, 2020

Major highway safety improvement projects are underway on Highway 5 and Highway 39 which may cause travel delays.

“The Government of Saskatchewan is starting work on a number of passing lane projects which will improve traffic flow while providing more opportunities to pass safely,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Greg Ottenbreit said.  “We ask drivers to be patient in work zones or consider alternate routes during road construction season.”

Major delays are expected on Highway 39 between North Portal and Rouleau as multiple construction crews will be working on more than 200 kilometres (km) of highway throughout the summer months.  Drivers are advised to consider alternate routes, such as Highway 33, Highway 35 or Highway 47.

Construction is underway on a total of $93 million worth of work on Highway 39.  Work between Hitchcock and Weyburn includes five sets of passing lanes, about 35 km of paving, culvert replacements, a new Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) and various safety improvements.  Construction is also underway on Highway 39 between McTaggart to Milestone, which includes four sets of passing lanes and about 25 km of paving and crews have also begun work on 32 km of Highway 39 from Corinne to Rouleau.

Work is underway on the $18.8 million first phase of a multi-year project on Highway 5, which includes about 10 km of widening and sight-line improvements through the hills and valleys east of the old Highway 27 to Blucher Road.

Crews will be making their best efforts to accommodate traffic during the construction period.  There are no viable detour options around the work zones, so drivers can expect delay times approaching 30 minutes.  It is best to use an alternate route such as Highways 41, 27 or Highway 16 and 2.  These routes are currently signed as an alternate route.  Drivers are reminded to be patient, expect long delays, watch for workers and obey signs when driving through the work zone.

A weekly construction update on www.saskatchewan.ca provides Saskatchewan residents with the latest details on projects underway to help plan safe and efficient travel throughout the summer and fall.  Additional travel information about emergency road closures, the status of ferries, barges and other road activities can also be found on the Highway Hotline at www.saskatchewan.ca/Highwayhotline.  Information and concerns about a provincial highway can be made by calling 1-844-SK-HIWAY.

The Government of Saskatchewan has invested more than $9.8 billion in highways infrastructure since 2008, improving more than 15,500 km of Saskatchewan highways.  Another $300 million in highways stimulus funds will be invested over the next two years to stimulate Saskatchewan’s economic recovery.


For more information, contact:

Steve Shaheen
Highways and Infrastructure
Phone: 306-933-5641
Email: steve.shaheen@gov.sk.ca

We need your feedback to improve saskatchewan.ca. Help us improve