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Overpasses, twinning among current highway projects

Highway construction is in full swing

Twinning work on 13 kilometers of Highway 7 between Vanscoy and Delisle is slated to be completed by September of this year, according to the provincial Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure.
The twinning work is one of many highway construction projects worth more than $29 million, on more than 100 kilometres (km) of southeastern Saskatchewan highways.
Other major projects in the area include ongoing work on the $60.6 million Warman and Martensville overpasses.
Another large project is surfacing of about 20 km of the westbound lane on Highway 16 east of Saskatoon from about 6 km east of the junction with Highway 11 and about 12.5 km of surfacing from about 4 km west of its junction with Highway 11. This project is expected to wrap up by the end of July, 2018.
“Our government has made highways and infrastructure a priority for the people of Saskatchewan,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister David Marit said. “We know the construction season is short and we have lots of work to do so, if you are travelling, please be patient, allow for extra time and respect the work zones.”
This week’s work in southeast Saskatchewan includes:
$7.5 million of surfacing on about 27 km of Highway 2 north of Moose Jaw;
$4.8 million of surfacing on about 30 km of Highway 13 near Weyburn;
$10 million of surfacing on about 28 km on Hwy 35 and 39 near Weyburn; and
$7.1 million of surfacing on about 25 km of Highway 36 south of Willow Bunch.
If you’re planning to travel, check the Highway Hotline online, which provides up-to-date information on construction, emergency road closures, the status of ferries, barges and other road activities. Information is also available by calling 511.
A weekly highway construction update is also published online to provide the travelling public with the latest details on projects underway to help plan safe and efficient travel. You can also report a highway work zone signing problem by calling 306-244-5535.
Travellers need to obey signs, stay alert and slow to 60 km/hr through the work zone. There may be cases in other work zones when workers are not present that require you to slow down. A sharp pavement drop or loose stones during a seal coat are examples of hazards that warrant a slower posted speed.
The Government of Saskatchewan has invested more than $8 billion in transportation infrastructure since 2008, improving more than 12,000 km of Saskatchewan highways.

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