October 17, 2019

Nearly $260 Million Worth of Highway Construction Being Tendered In The Fall

While another busy construction season is drawing to a close, preparation is underway for the 2020 construction season.  The Government of Saskatchewan will tender $259.8 million of highway construction work as part of the fall tender plan.

“Construction crews have completed dozens of highway safety improvement projects such as twinning, passing lanes, intersections, surfacing, bridge and culvert work,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Greg Ottenbreit said.  “While there is more work to be done, we’ve begun the initial planning for the next construction season.”

By tendering projects earlier, the ministry can secure contractors sooner, reducing the risk of increased costs, while supporting the road building industry.

The fall tender plan includes more than 45 planned projects and more than 400 kilometres of highway work across the province.

Projects to be tendered include:

  • Passing lanes and resurfacing on Highway 39 between Weyburn and Corinne;
  • Grading and paving of passing lanes on Highway 7 near Kindersley;
  • Resurfacing on Highway 6 north of Regina;
  • Resurfacing on Highway 11 near Bethune;
  • Resurfacing on Highway 33 near Kronau;
  • Resurfacing on Highway 3 east of Prince Albert;
  • Resurfacing on Highway 4 from the U.S. border to Grasslands National Park Access;
  • Grading and paving on Highway 5 east of Saskatoon;
  • Resurfacing on Highway 14 near Unity;
  • Resurfacing on Highway 16 near Marshall;
  • Resurfacing on Highway 36 from the U.S. border to north of Coronach;
  • Grading and paving on Highway 219 from Highway 15 to Danielson Provincial Park;
  • Clay-capping on Highway 135 south of Pelican Narrows;
  • Resurfacing on Highway 265 near Candle Lake; and
  • Grading and paving on Highway 355 near Spruce Home.

“Investments into the province’s highways and infrastructure helps support our members, keep the economy strong and enhance driver safety,” Saskatchewan Heavy Construction Association President Shantel Lipp said.  “By tendering earlier, our members are in a much better position to plan effectively and get the resources into place that will be required.”

Tenders can be found at www.sasktenders.ca.  

Most of this year’s major construction is coming to an end, however some work, such as bridge and culvert repairs, along with gravel stockpiling can occur year round.  Please respect the work zone, drive with caution and slow to 60 km/hr.

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