News Release - February 27, 2001
IMPROVEMENTS TO HIGHWAY 6 NORTH OF REGINA
A tender has been awarded for structural improvements to 18.5 km of Highway 6
north of Regina this construction season.
"Work for this $2.5 million improvement project is anticipated to begin in late
May of 2001 and should be completed by late June," Highways and Transportation
Minister Pat Atkinson said. "Completion of this job will require an estimated
24 full-time workers."
Highway 6 north of Regina will receive a structural overlay. Road work will
consist of milling off the existing rough surface and replacing it with a new
asphalt surface. The improvement will start 16 km north of Regina and will
continue to half a kilometre south of the junction with Highway 99 in the
ASL Paving Ltd. of Saskatoon was awarded this improvement project.
This improvement project was identified in the 2000/2001 Winter Tender Schedule
for Saskatchewan highway work, worth an estimated $90 million. The Winter
Tender Schedule ensures timely and efficient delivery of highway improvements
this spring. During February and March gravel will be hauled to the project
and motorists should watch for large trucks.
"Highway 6 is a major north/south highway that has been experiencing higher
volumes of truck traffic and general traffic," Atkinson said. "By
strengthening the base of this section, we are ensuring Highway 6 will be able
to support these heavier loads."
"Saskatchewan Highways and Transportation is working hard to fix roads across
the province to improve driver safety."
For more information, contact:
Les Bell, Director
Phone: (306) 787-0825
(cell) (306) 539-9189