$21M in highway construction underway near Saskatchewan provincial parks

The government says over $21 million worth of highway construction work is underway around Saskatchewan’s provincial parks. File / Global News

The roads to some Saskatchewan provincial parks are about to get a little smoother.

Construction is underway for over $21 million in improvements to some of the most popular parks in the province.

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“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 on Thursday.

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

Highway construction projects include:

  • 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 the eastbound lanes of Highway 11 near Regina Beach Access;
  • surfacing on Highway 21 south of Maple Creek near Cypress Hills;
  • construction on Highway 322 near Rowan’s Ravine Provincial Park; and
  • construction on Highway 913 near Candle Lake.

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Drivers are being reminded to obey signs and slow to 60 kilometres per hour through work zones.

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In construction zones where workers are not present, drivers are still required to slow down. A sharp pavement drop or loose stones are examples of hazards that warrant a reduced speed limit.

Work zone signing problems on highways can be reported by calling 306-244-5535.

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