The Saskatchewan Party government will soon be fixing a highway its MLAs once called one of the worst in the province.
As part of the first batch of 2008 highway construction projects released for tenderWednesday, about 10 kilometres of Highway 368 near Lake Lenore will be fixed, the government said Wednesday.
The crumbling section of the highway will be upgraded from thin membrane surface to pavement.
About $63 million worth of highway work is included in the first phase. More highway projects will be announced early in the new year and when the spring budget comes out. The actual work will take place in the spring, once the roads are dry.
Also included in the first phase is the paving of two sections of Highway 11, including 12.1 kilometres north of Osler to south of Hague, and 11.3 kilometres north of Macdowall to the junction of Highway 2.
There's also work being done on 50 kilometres of the Trans-Canada Highway. As well, 580,000 tonnes of gravel will be stockpiled for spring highway maintenance.
Last year, when the Saskatchewan Party was in Opposition, it called Highway 368 one of the five "worst" roadways in the province.
It presented several petitions in the legislature from area residents urging the government to fix it. The government announced earlier this year the highway would be fixed in the Lake Lenore area at a cost of about $8 million.
Lake Lenore is 144 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon.