REGINA, Sask. — The Province of Saskatchewan is raising the speed limit on its four-lane highways to 110 km-h as of June 1.
The June 1 implementation date will enable the province to begin replacing signage, while launching a driver safety campaign in preparation for the higher speed limits. The province says the state of Saskatchewan’s highways has improved drastically, and it feels it’s now safe to introduce a higher speed limit.
“The government’s vision includes building better highways and the massive investment we’ve made to accelerate twinning means that our four-lane highways can accommodate an increased speed limit,” Highways and Transportation Minister Mark Wartman says. “Through this investment we are now in a position to move people and goods as quickly and efficiently as possible while, at the same time, ensuring safety.”
Twinned sections of Hwy. 1, 11 and 16 will be effected by the new speed limits, however high-risk sections will remain at the current speed limit.
“Our driving public supports an increase in the speed limit on our four-lane highways,” says Wartman. “We will step up our public education and safety campaigns to help ensure the speed at which drivers operate remains within an acceptable range.”
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