MINISTRY OF HIGHWAYS & INFRASTRUCTURE
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on Our Busiest
The Government of Saskatchewan
invests in infrastructure
Submitted by the Ministry of Highways & Infrastructure
This year, the Government of Saskatchewan is investing
$924.5 million into highways and infrastructure for
projects committed to improving safety on some of the
province’s busiest highways.
“This year’s budget is a great example of our government’s commitment
to keeping our economy strong while improving the quality
of life for Saskatchewan people,” said Highways and Infrastructure
Minister David Marit. “More people are using our highways, which
has increased truck traffic and new demands on our network. As a
result, we are taking additional steps to improve safety on several
Work on new interchanges on Highway 11 at Warman and
Highway 12 at Martensville will continue this year. The interchanges
will improve safety for two of the fastest growing communities in
Saskatchewan. Construction will also continue on Highway 7 twinning
west of Saskatoon. Surfacing is underway east of Delisle this
year, while grading work is getting underway around the Village
Construction on the Regina Bypass will continue. Phase I was
completed last fall and the project remains on schedule to be complete
in October 2019.
Passing lanes are another focus for the Government of
Saskatchewan, as two sets will be constructed this year on Highway 6
south of Regina and two more sets between North Battleford and
Cochin on Highway 4.
Planning work will begin on a multi-year project to widen, repave
and build passing lanes on Highway 5 between Highway 2 and
Saskatoon. In addition, planning for passing lanes on Highways 9
and 10 between Melville and Canora will begin this year, as will planning
work for passing lanes on Highway 7 between Rosetown and
the Alberta border.
Since 2008, the Government of Saskatchewan has invested more
than $8 billion in transportation and infrastructure, including more
than $3 billion over the past three years. This investment has improved
more than 12,000 km of Saskatchewan highways.
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