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Expect More Farm Machinery on Saskatchewan Highways

September 7, 2017

With harvest getting underway in northern Saskatchewan, motorists are being reminded to be on the lookout for large farm machinery on provincial highways.

“Harvest is a busy and important time for the agriculture community,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister David Marit said.  “We want to keep Saskatchewan’s roadways safe for everyone, and remind motorists to watch for slower moving agricultural equipment, especially during harvest.”

To learn more about transporting farm equipment, producers can call 306-787-5307 or visit www.saskatchewan.ca/business/transportation-and-road-construction/information-for-truckers-and-commercial-trucking-companies/moving-farm-equipment.

In addition to harvest, there are a number of highway improvement projects getting underway this week including:

  • Seal coating on Highway 13 near Eastend.
  • Culvert replacement on Highway 23 near Zenon Park.
  • Construction adjacent to Highway 35 near Carrot River.
  • Bridge replacement on Highway 55 near Shoal Lake.
  • Culvert installation on Highway 926 near Candle Lake.

If you’re planning to travel, 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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