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Report Improper Work Zones on Saskatchewan Highways

June 22, 2017

Highway work zones are setting up across the province as the Government of Saskatchewan’s $1.1 billion Highways and Infrastructure budget is put into action.  The Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure is working with crews to ensure work zones are set up correctly, while reminding the public that they can report missing or inappropriate signs.

“If you encounter a work zone that is not set up properly or has signs blown over, please contact the ministry at 306-244-5535,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister David Marit said.  “Please remember there is no reason to speed through a work zone.”

Before driving into a Saskatchewan highway work zone, you will see an orange sign with a black image of a worker and the words “Workers Present.”  This will be followed by a black and white speed sign of 60 km/hr.

When approaching the end of a work zone, you will see a sign with the words “End of Work Area.”  This will be followed by another black and white sign, which indicates you can resume the posted maximum speed limit.

There may be cases where there are hazards in the work zone, such as a sharp pavement drop or loose stones, which warrant keeping your speed at 60 km/hr even though workers are not present.

Travellers should anticipate delays and plan ahead by checking the Highway Hotline at www.saskatchewan.ca/highwayhotline.  The weekly construction update is published on www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/transportation/highway-construction-projects/weekly-highway-construction-update throughout the spring and summer months to provide the travelling public with the latest construction information.

The Government of Saskatchewan has invested $7.4 billion in transportation infrastructure since 2008, improving more than 12,000 km of Saskatchewan highways.

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For more information, contact:

Steve Shaheen
Highways and Infrastructure 
Regina
Phone: 306-527-8740
Email: steve.shaheen@gov.sk.ca

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