June 28, 2018

Highways Near Provincial Parks Receiving An Upgrade

The Government of Saskatchewan is pleased to announce that more than $21 million worth of highway construction work is underway around our provincial parks.

“Saskatchewan is home to some of the most beautiful lakes and parks Western Canada has to offer,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister David Marit said.  “These construction projects will make the drive to and from the lake both safer and smoother.”

With many residents getting ready to visit Saskatchewan’s numerous lakes, rivers and parks for the Canada Day long weekend, the Government of Saskatchewan is reminding travellers to plan ahead, check the Highway Hotline and slow down through construction zones.

Highway construction projects in the vicinity of provincial parks include:

  • Surfacing on Highway 2 north of Moose Jaw near Buffalo Pound;
  • Bridge rehabilitation north of Swift Current on Highway 4 at Saskatchewan Landing;
  • Surfacing on the eastbound lanes of Highway 11 near Regina Beach Access;
  • Surfacing on Highway 21 south of  Maple Creek near Cypress Hills;
  • Construction on Highway 322 near Rowan’s Ravine Provincial Park; and
  • Construction on Highway 913 near Candle Lake.

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.  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 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 published on www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/transportation/highway-construction-projects/weekly-highway-construction-update which provides travellers with the latest details on projects underway to help plan safe and efficient travel.

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