Provincial highways getting a facelift

If you’re looking to head to a provincial park this summer, you may need to plan a little extra travel time.

Over $21 million worth of highway construction work is underway around Saskatchewan’s provincial parks.

“Saskatchewan is home to some of the most beautiful lakes and parks Western Canada has to offer,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister David Marit said in a press release.

“These construction projects will make the drive to and from the lake both safer and smoother.”

Six projects are underway near provincial parks:

  • Surfacing on Highway 2 north of Moose Jaw near Buffalo Pound
  • Bridge rehabilitation north of Swift Current on Highway 4 at Saskatchewan Landing
  • Surfacing on Highway 11 eastbound near the access for Regina Beach
  • Surfacing on Highway 21 south of Maple Creek near Cypress Hills
  • Construction on Highway 322 near Rowan’s Ravine Provincial Park
  • Construction on Highway 913 near Candle Lake

Travel information is available by checking the Highway Hotline at saskatchewan.ca/highwayhotline, as well as by calling 511.

The province is also reminding travellers to obey signs and slow to 60 km/h through work zones. There may be times workers are not present where you still must slow down, including sharp pavement drops or loose stones during a seal coat.

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