50 Kilometres of Highway to be Upgraded Near Spiritwood
The Government of Saskatchewan is rebuilding 50 kilometres (km) of Highway 24 between Spiritwood and Chitek Lake. This project is part of the government’s $7.5 billion two-year capital plan to build a strong Saskatchewan and stimulate our economic recovery following the pandemic.
“Saskatchewan’s Growth Plan has a goal of building and upgrading 10,000 km of highways over the next decade,” Saskatchewan Premier and Rosthern-Shellbrook MLA Scott Moe said. “This construction season we have built or upgraded more than 1,000 km of Saskatchewan Highways, putting us well on our way of reaching our goal of 10,000 km in the next decade. Highway 24 is a large part of this goal, it will be upgraded to a structured pavement highway, which will improve the road surface and enhance safety.”
The 50 km project will be delivered in two stages. The first 21 km section from Spiritwood to Leoville will be tendered this fall, while the second segment, from Leoville to Chitek Lake is expected to be tendered in the spring. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2021.
“Our government is committed to improving safety on our roads and this announcement is great news for the people of the Spiritwood, Leoville and Chitek Lake area,” Trade and Export Development Minister and Meadow MLA Jeremy Harrison said. “A safe and efficient highway system is also crucial for our export-based economy to continue to grow and prosper.”
Highway 24 is located west of Prince Albert and provides community access to the village of Leoville and Pelican Lake First Nation and access to Chitek Lake. This corridor has high vehicle and truck traffic for a regional road with more than a thousand vehicles per day north of Spiritwood.
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 will improve more than 1,000 km of provincial highways this year, the first of its 10-year Growth Plan goal to build and upgrade 10,000 km of highways.
The Government of Saskatchewan has invested more than $9.8 billion in highways infrastructure since 2008, improving more than 15,800 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.