Another highway construction season is winding down in Saskatchewan.
The province says it spent $1.1 billion on a number of safety improvements on Saskatchewan’s highways.
“We continue to make record investments in Saskatchewan’s highways and infrastructure which makes highway travel safe for the citizens of the province as well as the movement of goods,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister David Marit said. “I feel it’s important to acknowledge and thank the roadbuilders, engineers and ministry staff for another successful construction season.”
Highlights from this season include:
- Progress on the Regina Bypass including the completion of two new bridges (White City and Balgonie);
- Construction of passing lanes on Highway 5 between Saskatoon and Humboldt;
- Grading of twinning on Highway 7 between Delisle and Vanscoy;
- Work on new overpasses at Warman and Martensville; and
- Highway 39 twinning between Estevan and Bienfait.
- Highway upgrades, including:
- Highway 2 north of Prince Albert;
- Highway 4 south of Cadillac and north of Swift Current;
- Highway 12 near Hepburn;
- Highway 40 near Krydor;
- Highway 51 near Kelfield;
- Highway 312 west of Wakaw; and
- Highway 155 near Green Lake.
While many projects are wrapping up, some work continues year-round.
During freeze-up, some bridge and culvert work can be completed and heavy material can be hauled in to prepare for the upcoming construction season.