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Mother Nature Co-Operating with Highway Construction

August 24, 2017

A number of highway improvement projects are being helped along by favourable weather across the province.


“It’s been a good construction season weather-wise, which has allowed crews to work on a number of projects throughout the province,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister David Marit said.  “We understand that there is more work to be done, but we thank people for their continued patience and remind drivers to be safe and respectful when travelling through work zones.”

Some projects currently underway include several in west-central Saskatchewan:

  • 12 km of paving on Highway 12 near Hepburn;
  • Seal coating near several southern Saskatchewan communities along Highway 19;
  • 22 km of paving on Highway 42 from Keeler to Eyebrow;
  • 19 km of grading and paving on Highways 44 and 21 near Glidden; and
  • 13 km of seal coating on Highway 51 near Kelfield.

Drivers need to plan ahead and be patient when entering a highway construction work zone.  There may be cases in other work zones when workers are not present that require you to slow down.  A sharp pavement drop or loose stones during a seal coat are examples of hazards that warrant a slower posted speed.

If you’re planning a trip this summer, check the Highway Hotline at www.saskatchewan.ca/highwayhotline, which provides up-to-date information on construction, emergency road closures, the status of ferries, barges and other road activities.  Information is also available by calling 511.

A weekly highway construction update is also published on www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/transportation/highway-construction-projects/weekly-highway-construction-update to provide the travelling public with the latest details on projects underway to help plan safe and efficient travel.  You can also report a highway work zone signing problem by calling 306-244-5535.

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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