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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Saskatchewan

WEEKLY PROVINCIAL HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Motorists are advised to be aware of upcoming and ongoing provincial highway construction projects while travelling throughout Saskatchewan.

"Remember to be cautious and alert when approaching any road construction or highway activity ahead," Highways and Infrastructure Minister Jim Reiter said. "After all, the people working out there are building and maintaining the transportation system for all of our benefit. As always, obey all flag persons and slow to 60 km/hr when passing highway workers and equipment in the Orange Zone."

New activity underway for this update period includes work on Highway 5 west of Humboldt. This is permanent repair is expected to reduce the risk of the highway flooding again and restore the road to its original width and speed limit. We are pleased to see work on Highway 5 reach this next important step and move from the completed short-term fix earlier this summer to a now permanent repair this fall to help prevent repeated flooding.

For more details and a list of other long-term projects in various stages of construction or progress, please see the attached backgrounder. For information about emergency road closures due to severe weather, status of ferries and barges, along with other maintenance activities, motorists and media are encouraged to check the Highway Hotline.

Highway Hotline information is available via telephone, the Internet or wireless device as follows: Regina and area at 306-787-7623; Saskatoon and area at 306-933-8333; on the SaskTel cellular network at *ROAD; toll-free across Canada at 1-888-335-7623; at http://roadinfo.telenium.ca/mobile.html; and at http://www.highways.gov.sk.ca/road-conditions/.

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For more information, contact:

Doug Wakabayashi
Highways and Infrastructure
Regina
Phone: 306-787-4804

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