Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan highway construction season begins

The Saskatchewan government has launched highway construction season — with more than $280 million earmarked this year for building new sections of roads.

The Saskatchewan government has launched highway construction season — with more than $280 million earmarked this year for building new sections of roads.

Among the big projects is a new four-lane highway from Dewdney Avenue to Highway 1, known as the West Regina Bypass, as well as a new overpass at Highway 1.

"The whole intent is to have that traffic flow freely from No. 1 coming from the east all the way around to No. 11 going up to Saskatoon eventually," Highways Minister Don McMorris said.

Other construction season highlights include:

  • Completing the last 13 km of twinning on Highway 11 between Saskatoon and Prince Albert (at MacDowall).
  • New passing lanes between Balgonie and Fort Qu’Appelle.
  • Beginning construction on 12-km, two-lane Estevan Truck Route, which will be built from the intersection of Highway 39 and Shand Road to Highway 39 west of the city.
  • 280 km of repaving work on Highways 1, 2, 6, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 21, 32, 33, 37, 40, 41, 46, 55 and 106.
  • 75 km of rural highway upgrades (on Highways 22, 27, 48, 55, 58, 123, 263 and 310).
  • 33 bridge and culvert replacements.