August 22, 2019

Government of Saskatchewan and RM of Frenchman Butte Reach Partnership Agreement

The Government of Saskatchewan and the Rural Municipality of Frenchman Butte have reached a $19 million partnership agreement to improve Highway 21 and the Frenchman Butte Access.

“We can accomplish more when we work together in partnership with municipal governments,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Greg Ottenbreit said.  “This agreement with the RM of Frenchman Butte will result in an upgrade of Highway 21 from Highway 3 to the north end of the Municipality.”

The Ministry of Highways will be responsible for tendering, engineering and construction of about 26 kilometers of Highway 21 as well as 8 km of the Frenchman Butte Access.  Design is scheduled is to begin later this year with crushing set for this winter.  Construction is slated to begin in 2020.

“These roads are crucial to residents, recreation, tourism and industry,” Reeve Bonnie Mills Midgley for the Rural Municipality of Frenchman Butte No. 501 said.  “We are extremely pleased with this partnership with the Government of Saskatchewan to improve this highway and the access road.”

Both highways will continue to be maintained by Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure. A weekly highway construction update is 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.

Please check the Highway Hotline for road restriction information before planning your trip at www.saskatchewan.ca/highwayhotline.  Report a highway work zone signing problem by calling 306-244-5535.

The Government of Saskatchewan has invested more than $9 billion in transportation infrastructure since 2008.