Major highway safety improvement projects are underway on Highway 39 which may cause travel delays.
“The Government of Saskatchewan is starting work on a number of passing lane projects which will improve traffic flow while providing more opportunities to pass safely,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Greg Ottenbreit said. “We ask drivers to be patient in work zones or consider alternate routes during road construction season.”
Major delays are expected on Highway 39 between North Portal and Rouleau as multiple construction crews will be working on more than 200 kilometres of highway throughout the summer months. Drivers are advised to consider alternate routes, such as Highway 33, Highway 35 or Highway 47.
Construction is underway on a total of $93 million worth of work on Highway 39. Work between Hitchcock and Weyburn includes five sets of passing lanes, about 35 km of paving, culvert replacements, a new Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) and various safety improvements.
Construction is also underway on Highway 39 between McTaggart to Milestone, which includes four sets of passing lanes and about 25 km of paving and crews have also begun work on 32 km of Highway 39 from Corinne to Rouleau.
Drivers are reminded to be patient, expect long delays, watch for workers and obey signs when driving through the work zone.
A weekly construction update on www.saskatchewan.caprovides Saskatchewan residents with the latest details on projects underway to help plan safe and efficient travel throughout the summer and fall. Additional travel information about emergency road closures, the status of ferries, barges and other road activities can also be found on the Highway Hotline at www.saskatchewan.ca/Highwayhotline. Information and concerns about a provincial highway can be made by calling 1-844-SK-HIWAY.