November 14, 2018

New Passing Lanes on Highway 4 Now Open

Passing lanes on Highway 4 between North Battleford and Cochin are now open.

“Driver safety is a top priority for our government,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Lori Carr said.  “Passing lanes can reduce collisions by 25 per cent and this investment in passing lanes on Highway 4 is another example of the priority our government places in roads and infrastructure.”

Four passing lanes as well as intersection improvements have been opened to traffic.  Work has wrapped up on construction of the initial $10 million project this year, and the contractor will return for additional paving, minor repairs and clean up next spring.

Traffic volumes for the stretch of Highway 4 between North Battleford and Cochin range from 3,700 to 6,900 vehicles per day.

Before 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.

The Government of Saskatchewan has invested more than $8.4 billion in highways and infrastructure since 2008, improving more than 13,000 kilometres of Saskatchewan highways.