Construction work is underway on highways and roads in the Weyburn region, as well as to upgrade 445 kilometres (km) of Thin Membrane Surface (TMS) and rural highways in Saskatchewan.
In Weyburn, work at the intersection of 16th Street and Highway 39 is underway, and should be done by the end of September, along with work along Highway 35 by the livestock exchange south of Weyburn.
Along Highway 39 from Mactaggart to Lang, there are a number of projects underway, including lane widening, turning lanes, merging lanes and passing lanes.
In addition, from Weyburn to the U.S border, there will be construction of five sets of passing lanes, 35 km of resurfacing, culvert rehabilitations, installation of Intelligent Transportation Systems, shoulder widening and various intersection safety improvements.
“This investment will go a long way toward our government’s goal of improving 1,000 km of highways this year, and 10,000 km in 10 years as laid out by our growth plan,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Greg Ottenbreit said. “Strong investments like this will assure our transportation infrastructure can support our industry and exporters for generations to come.”
Construction is underway to upgrade 100 km of TMS and rural highways with innovative surface treatments on low volume highways, including:
• Highway 219 south of Highway 15;
• Highway 255 south of Tobin Lake; and
• Highway 355 west of Spruce Home.
Crushing is also underway for future upgrades on Highway 4 from the U.S. Border to Grasslands National Park and Highway 36, north of Coronach to the U.S. Border. In addition, work has begun on design and crushing for an additional 325 km of TMS through stimulus funding.