Highway 7 between Saskatoon and Kindersley is receiving $30 million in paving and passing lane upgrades stretching 50 kilometres.
The Saskatchewan government announced in a release on Thursday that the project includes eight new passing lanes west of Fiske to Kindersley and 40 kilometres of paving west of Delisle. Multiple intersections will be upgraded along the highway corridor east of Kindersley, too.
“Highway 7 is a key trade route for the province connecting communities such as Kindersley, Rosetown, Delisle and Saskatoon, as well as Calgary and ports on the west coast,” stated Highways and Infrastructure Minister Greg Ottenbreit. “Passing lanes are an effective and affordable way to keep traffic flowing safely as we get our goods to market.”
Passing lane work started in May and is expected to be completed in October. The Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure opened four passing lanes on Highway 7 west of Rosetown to Fiske in 2019.
The project is part of the province’s $7.5 billion two-year capital plan to stimulate Saskatchewan’s economic recovery announced in May.