The highways ministry is waiting for an independent report on Saskatchewan’s highways, in particular intersection safety.
The report was called for after the Humboldt Broncos bus crash that occurred on the corner of highways 35 and 335. The crash between a semi-truck and the teams bus killed 16 people and injured 13 others.
Highways minister Lori Carr said the report is looking at more than just this intersection.
“Not just specific to this intersection, but I guess all intersections across Saskatchewan, we look at different options for safety,” Carr said. “A round-a-bout is one of those options that could be available to us.”
Opposition leader Ryan Meili said his party is getting pressure from people in the area to do something to make it safer.
“They’re asking for rumble strips, which I think is a very simple fix that likely should have been done, it’s been several months,” Meili said. “Certainly they should be looking at different ways to make sure all intersections are safe, and the government’s own study have said that round-a-bout’s are the way to go, yet we haven’t really seen them look at that model.”
Carr said there have already been steps taken at the intersection for safety precautions.
“The speed limit was reduced to 60 km/h, so if people come up to that intersection, or if they want to stop and have a look at the site then they have the opportunity to do that safely.”
According to Carr, the report looks at 900 intersections across the province.