Watch For Road Work Over The Holiday Weekend
Drive with care and attention this long weekend as highway crews are working at a number of locations across the province.
“Please obey the posted speeds in our work zones as you enjoy your weekend camping or visiting family and friends,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Lori Carr said. “We ask that if you have plans that include highway travel, please respect the signs and allow yourself additional time to get to your destination safely.”
“We have a lot traffic on holiday weekends, which increase the risk of road collisions, so please take care out there and obey the posted speed limits,” Minister responsible for SGI Joe Hargrave said. “Police will also be out watching for impaired drivers, so if long weekend plans involve alcohol -- or anything else that impairs you -- plan a safe ride home.”
Your risk of a crash doubles on long weekends. For tips on how to stay safe during your travels, and to hear SGI’s radio ads on long weekend road safety, visit https://www.sgi.sk.ca/news?title=risk-of-a-crash-doubles-on-long-weekends.
Some of the highway construction work this week includes:
- Highway 2 south of La Ronge – seal coating;
- Highway 3 near Spiritwood – surfacing;
- Highway 4 near Saskatchewan Landing – bridge rehabilitation;
- Highway 9 near Usherville – paving;
- Highway 55 near Green Lake - paving; and
- Highway 202 near Buffalo Pound Lake – grading.
You may encounter sharp pavement drop-offs, lane closures or loose gravel that warrant slower posted speeds when workers are not present. 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.