News Release - July 7, 2000
HIGHWAY 19 WEST OF KENASTON RESURFACED
A 9.7 km resurfacing project on Highway 19 west of Kenaston is underway.
"Work on this $936,000 project should be completed by late summer," Highways
and Transportation Minister Maynard Sonntag said. "An estimated 31 full-time
workers will be employed on this project."
Anderson Rental & Paving Ltd. of Saskatoon was awarded the contract for
surfacing on this project as the lowest of nine bidders.
The project begins at the junction of Highway 15 and continues south.
Department crews will first strengthen the subgrade and the contractor will
then complete the surfacing on this project.
Improvements to Highway 19 will help accommodate increased tourist traffic to
resorts along Lake Diefenbaker.
"By upgrading portions of this highway, we are continuing our commitment to
improve highways in tourism areas," Sonntag said. "As our budget increases, so
does our ability to preserve and maintain provincial highways."
Across the province, there will be 101 major projects on 53 different
highways. Highways and Transportation's 2000 budget is $250 million, the
largest in the department's history.
Motorists are asked to drive safely through the Orange Zone and watch for
construction signs and equipment.
For more information, contact:
Rock Gorlick, Director
Phone: (306) 933-5225
(Cell) (306) 227-8013