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Tuesday, March 31, 2015


A tender has been awarded for paving 10.4 km of Highway 2 near Young this

construction season.

"Roadwork for this $1.3 million paving project is anticipated to begin in

mid-May of 2002, and should be completed by mid-June," Highways and

Transportation Minister Mark Wartman said. "Completion of this job will

require an estimated 20 full-time workers."

The improvement project on Highway 2 will begin at the Junction of Highway

16 and will continue 10.4 km south. Work will begin next week on gravel

crushing and haul in preparation for construction.

HJR Asphalt Ltd. of Saskatoon was awarded this paving project.

This project was identified in the 2001/2002 Winter Tender Schedule for

Saskatchewan highway work, worth an estimated $86.8 million. The Winter

Tender Schedule ensures timely and efficient delivery of highway

improvements this spring.

"Highway 2 has seen an increase in truck traffic, leading to wear and tear

on this highway," Wartman said. "We are paving a section of this highway

as it has deteriorated over the past number of years. Saskatchewan

Highways and Transportation is working hard to fix roads across the

province to improve driver safety."

The department's budget this year is a record $311.7 million, which will

help to improve the major highway system that carries 65 per cent of

provincial traffic.


For more information, contact:

Rock Gorlick

Highways and Transportation


Phone: (306) 933-5225

Cell: (306) 227-8013
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