Construction On Highways 9 and 10 Passing Lanes Begins This Fall
The Government of Saskatchewan is pleased to announce that Yorkton-based Potzus Paving & Road Maintenance Ltd. has been awarded the contract for safety improvements including passing lanes on Highway 9 and Highway 10.
“We are excited to add passing lanes to Highways 9 and 10,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Lori Carr said. “Traffic volumes are growing in the Yorkton and Melville region and the new passing lanes will improve safety and efficiency.”
This is the first design-build roadway contract in Saskatchewan and includes six sets of passing lanes, intersection improvements and realignments, access consolidation, 55 km of resurfacing, replacement and upgrading of a significant number of culverts, and intelligent transportation systems such as weather monitoring sensors.
“We’re very pleased that the Government of Saskatchewan has allowed us to include road construction for Grain Millers Road in the contract,” R.M. of Orkney Reeve Randy Trost said. “This is very good news for the area.”
The cost of the project is about $34.9 million with a scheduled completion date of October 15, 2020.
New passing lanes opened last month including one set on Highway 2 north of Moose Jaw and two sets of passing lanes between Rosetown and Fiske on Highway 7.
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 $9 billion in highways infrastructure since 2008, improving more than 14,000 kilometres of Saskatchewan highways.