May 24, 2018

Highway 123 to Cumberland House Getting An Upgrade

The Government of Saskatchewan is pleased to announce that six kilometres (km) of Highway 123 near Cumberland House is set to receive a grade raise in a couple of locations this construction season.

“Our government has made record investments into northern highway infrastructure,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister David Marit said.  “We know how important Highway 123 is to the community of Cumberland House.  With parts of the road running through the Saskatchewan River delta, we are happy to announce a project that will reduce the future risk of flooding.”

“The council in Cumberland House would like to express gratitude regarding highway 123 as it has been holding up good this spring,” Cumberland House Mayor Kelvin McKay said.  “We are grateful for the support and work by the ministry.”

With the highway construction season getting underway, the Government of Saskatchewan is urging drivers to stay alert and slow down through the work zone.
Some of the highway construction work this week includes:

  • About 13 km of surfacing on Highway 11 between Bethune and Lumsden;
  • About 30 km of surfacing on Highway 13 near Weyburn;
  • About 32 km of surfacing on Highway 16 near Saskatoon; and
  • Bridge construction on Highway 31 near Plenty and Highway 44 near Cutbank.

A highway construction update is published weekly on 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.

If you’re planning to travel, check the Highway Hotline at, 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.

Travellers need to obey signs, stay alert and slow to 60 km/hr through the work zone.  There may be cases in other work zones when workers are not present that require you to slow down.  A sharp pavement drop or loose stones during a seal coat are examples of hazards that warrant a slower posted speed.

The Government of Saskatchewan has invested more than $8 billion in transportation infrastructure since 2008, improving more than 12,000 km of Saskatchewan highways.