- The construction season in Saskatchewan has begun, with the provincial government announcing plans to reconstruct over 1,100 kilometers of provincial roadways by 2022.
- The public is urged to learn more about this year’s road development projects by visiting the government’s website.
Saskatchewan’s building season has begun, and the provincial government has announced its plans to rebuild about 1,100 kilometers of provincial highways by 2022.
As shown in a release from the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure, this would increase the three-year total of renovated roadways to 3,500 kilometers.
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This season, pavement improvements are planned for the following highways:
West of Moose Jaw, Highway 1 (13 km)
North of North Battleford, on Highway 4 (12 km)
Highway 5 is located west of Humboldt (17 km)
Highway 6 is located south of Naicam (8 km)
North of Kenaston, on Highway 11 (8 km)
South of Kindersley, on Highway 21 (10 km)
In addition, the government declared that 14 sets of passing lanes for Highways 5, 7, 12, and 16 would be built.
These enhancements come on top of the Highway 3 twinning project west of Prince Albert.
The Ministry of Highways also stated that servicing routes to provincial parks might be a priority for this construction season, in addition to normal maintenance and paving.
The following roads were mentioned:
Meadow Lake Provincial Park is accessible by Highway 26.
Greenwater Provincial Park is accessible by Highway 38.
Battlefords Provincial Park is accessible through Highway 204.
Highways Minister Fred Bradshaw has advised the public to be vigilant and slow down to 60 km/h when traveling through construction zones this May long weekend, as Saskatchewan’s highways are expected to be congested.
“The Ministry of Highways has dedicated personnel working across the province to strengthen our road network,” he stated in the announcement.
“Every night, we want to make sure they get home safely.” We also want travelers to know that traffic delays are just temporary and that after construction is over, they will have a more excellent road to travel on.”
The public is encouraged to visit the government’s website to learn more about this year’s roadway construction projects.
Source: CTV News