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Saskatchewan planning road improvement projects well in advance

REGINA, Sask. -- The province of Saskatchewan has wrapped up an unprecedented summer of highway construction projec...


REGINA, Sask. — The province of Saskatchewan has wrapped up an unprecedented summer of highway construction projects, but they’re not intent on stopping now.

For the second year in a row, a winter tender schedule for highway construction projects has been released, totaling more than $80 million and covering 52 different highway improvement projects.

Highways and Transportation Minister, Mark Wartman says, “Having such substantial winter tender schedules in back to back years demonstrates the priority transportation is taking in our province.”

Releasing the schedule this early will allow road builders to begin bidding on jobs and planning next year’s construction season. It also gives trucking fleets and O/O’s a chance to see what projects will take priority next year.

This year, top projects include 138 kilometres of improvements to eight key thin membrane surface corridors, 300 km of pavement resurfacing on 15 main highways, 61 km of twinning on Hwy. 1 and Hwy. 16 and $8.3 million in gravel stockpiling.

“This schedule of projects sharpens our focus on rebuilding rural highways, repaving major provincial highways and continuing twinning,” says Wartman.


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