July 25, 2019

Province Investing More Than $20 Million In Bridges

With more than 100,000 lakes and rivers in Saskatchewan, building and maintaining bridges and culverts is important in providing citizens with an efficient transportation system.

“Bridges provide vital linkages for both our shippers getting their products to market or people driving to work or to the lake,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Lori Carr said.  “Please remember to drive carefully through our bridge work zones so our crews can get their work done safely.”

Bridge repairs include:

  • $8.5 million - Highway 4, Saskatchewan Landing;
  • $5.7 million - Highways 4 & 40, Battlefords;
  • $2.2 million - Highway 16, Borden; and
  • $6.2 million - Highway 55, Nipawin

Culvert installations continue across the province with work on Highway 35 near White Fox, 155 near Green Lake and 255 near Tobin Lake.

The current bridge work in the province may cause delays to travel schedules.  If you’re planning on 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.

The weekly highway construction update is 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.

If you encounter a highway work zone issue or signing problem, you can report it by calling 306-244-5535.

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