There will be some significant road work done on highways in Saskatchewan very soon.
The Federal Government announced an investment of nearly 31-million dollars at a news conference in Regina Friday morning.
The Government of Saskatchewan is also chipping in for the construction for a total injection of 64.2-million dollars into five major highway projects.
Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale along with David Marit, the Minister of Highways and Infrastructure made the announcement Friday morning in Regina
Minister Marit says despite the province watching every penny, important investments need to continue.
“We are facing fiscal challenges due to softness in commodity prices,” says Marit. “While we need to tighten our belts, we need to make good investments. We also need to make strategic investments that will keep the province strong.”
Ralph Goodale says the projects are a necessary investment in order to keep commerce moving through the province.
“Today, the Government of Canada is bringing nearly 31-million dollars to the table,” says Goodale. “This will help Saskatchewan upgrade and make safer more than 220-kilometres of roadway along some of the province’s heaviest routes.”
Most of the projects include resurfacing, paving, widened and the addition of passing lanes.
The highways which will receive the rehabilition are Highways 1, 2, 11, 16 and 39.