Progress Made on New Passing Lanes Near Yorkton
Construction on new passing lanes continues on Highways 9 and 10 near Yorkton. The project includes six sets of passing lanes, intersection improvements, access consolidation and 55 kilometres (km) of paving.
“Our government is committed to building strong communities by investing in highways and infrastructure,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Greg Ottenbreit said. “The new passing lanes on Highways 9 and 10 will improve traffic flow and safety while helping transport our commodities from production to market.”
The cost of the project is about $39.4 million, with a scheduled completion date of October 2020. It also includes upgrading approximately 4.4 km of Grain Millers Drive within the RM of Orkney, and paving on Highway 9 within the City of Yorkton under the Urban Highway Connector Program.
Travellers are advised to plan ahead, expect delays, slow to 60 km/h and use caution when driving through the work zone.
Passing lane projects continue around the province this year, including Highways 5, 7 and 39. Pre-construction work is also underway on 24 to 26 new sets of passing lanes as part of the government’s stimulus package.
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.
The Government of Saskatchewan has invested more than $9.8 billion in highways infrastructure since 2008, improving more than 15,800 km of Saskatchewan highways. Another $300 million in highways stimulus funds will be invested over the next two years to stimulate Saskatchewan’s economic recovery.