ROSTHERN, Sask. — A pilot project is under way in Saskatchewan involving centerline rumble strips that the government hopes will reduce the number of crashes on Hwy. 11.
“Traffic volumes have been steadily increasing on Hwy. 11 between Saskatoon and Prince Albert,” says Highways and Transportation Minister, Mark Wartman. “In response to safety concerns raised by Rosthern area residents, our department has installed rumble strips to help reduce the number of collisions on this stretch of highway.”
The department says centerline rumble strips have proven to be successful in reducing accidents in several jurisdictions south of the border where high traffic volumes exist.
The effectiveness of the project will be examined by Saskatchewan Government Insurance and the department of Highways and Transportation over the course of the next two years to determine whether head-on collisions have been reduced.
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