Grading project to improve Hwy. 349

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ARCHERWILL, Sask. — An increase in heavy truck traffic is leading to improvements on a 4.9-kilometre stretch of Hwy. 349.

The improvements, beginning just west of the Hwy. 349 and Hwy. 38 junction, will include raising, widening, improving the subgrade strength and gravelling the surface.

The $300,000 project will begin this week and is expected to be completed by mid-September.

“This section of Hwy. 349 east of Archerwill will be improved greatly once the subgrade is rebuilt,” says Highways and Transportation Minister, Pat Atkinson. “It needs to be upgraded to carry the current traffic levels.”

Haas Construction has been awarded the project and about 10 full-time employees will be required.

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