News Release - January 23, 2001
RESURFACING ON HIGHWAY 7 WEST OF DELISLE
A tender has been awarded for resurfacing 6.9 km of Highway 7 near Delisle
during the upcoming construction season.
"Work for this $0.9 million resurfacing project is anticipated to begin in mid-
July of 2001 and should be completed by late September," Highways and
Transportation Minister Maynard Sonntag said. "Completion of this job will
require an estimated 20 full-time workers."
The resurfacing project on Highway 7 will take place approximately 25 km west
of Delisle and will continue west for 6.9 km. Drivers are asked to watch for
large trucks hauling crushed gravel in the Swanson and Delisle region during
the months of February and March.
Potzus Paving & Road Maintenance Ltd. of Yorkton was awarded this resurfacing
This resurfacing 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
"Highway 7 provides a major highway link between Saskatoon and Calgary and also
provides a link to Saskatoon for southwestern Saskatchewan," Sonntag said.
"This has lead to an increase in both heavy and light traffic volumes seen on
"It's essential to keep our high volume highways in good driving condition to
ensure public safety."
For more information, contact:
Ray Connoly, Director
Highways and Transportation
Phone: (306) 933-6117
(cell) (306) 230-5272