Highway Construction Activity in Full Swing in the Southwest
A $7.1 million surfacing project on Highway 4 near Cadillac and an $8.3 million paving project on Highway 42 near Eyebrow have now been completed. This is on top of about $15 million worth of highway and bridge work, which is currently underway in the southwest part of the province.
“Our government continues to invest in highway and infrastructure projects that improve safety for people travelling in southwestern Saskatchewan, with this in mind, I urge travellers to follow the signage, slow down and respect the work zones,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister David Marit said. “With summer weather on its way and people beginning to head out to the lake, we are pleased to announce the trip along Highway 42 to Lake Diefenbaker will be much smoother.”
Some of the other highway and infrastructure projects in the southwest this week include:
- Paving on Highway 4 north of Swift Current to Stewart Valley;
- Bridge work on Highway 4 over the South Saskatchewan River at Saskatchewan Landing;
- Surfacing near Maple Creek on Highway 21 between the junctions of Highways 221 and 271; and
- Surfacing on Highway 32 northwest of Cabri to the Shackleton Access.
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.
Travellers need to obey signs, stay alert and slow to 60 km/hr through the work zone. There may be cases when workers are not present that still 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.