The Sask Party is promising more highways will be repaired in the province.
At a news conference Thursday near Craven, Brad Wall says his party is committing to a three-year, 70-million dollar repair and maintenance bill for Saskatchewan highways.
Wall says, if elected, the new Highways 2020 Plan will be the largest, new-spending committing in the Saskatchewan Party’s platform.
“I spend a lot of time driving on Saskatchewan highways so I know a lot have been fixed, but I also know a lot still need to be fixed,” Wall said. “That’s why the Saskatchewan Party will increase the highway repair and maintenance budget by $30 million this year and $20 million in each of the next two years for a total of $70 million over the next three years. That’s a 20 per cent increase in 2016-17.”
Under the Highways 2020 Plan, a re-elected Saskatchewan Party government will invest $2.7 billion in highways and transportation infrastructure over the next four years.
The funding is in addition to funding for construction of the Regina Bypass.
Wall says addition to making roads safer, the new highway funding will create economic activity and jobs during the downturn in the oil sector.