News Release - October 22, 2002
IMPROVING HIGHWAY 21 SOUTH OF PIERCELAND
Construction of a clay cap has begun on a 12.1 km section of Highway 21
south of Pierceland.
"We are maintaining our focus on building better highways," Highways and
Transportation Minister Mark Wartman said. "Work on this $168,000 clay
capping project began in mid-October, 2002 and should be completed within
two weeks. An estimated 33 full-time workers will be needed to complete
Clay capping is taking place south of the junction of Highway 21 and 55.
As part of the project, rougher sections of Highway 21 receive a new clay
cap to improve ride quality and provide a safer roadway. Potzus Paving and
Road Maintenance Ltd. is the contractor on the job.
"Highway 21 is an important route for our province, supporting economic
activities for northern Saskatchewan and enabling the development of
tourism opportunities at Meadow Lake Provincial Park," Wartman
said. "Saskatchewan Highways and Transportation is working hard to fix
roads across the province to enhance trade and improve driver safety."
The government has committed $293 million to building better highways in
2002-03. More than 700 km of highways will be reconstructed and paved this
Motorists are reminded to reduce speed and drive safely through the Orange
Zone and to also watch for construction signs and heavy equipment during
the remainder of this busy construction season.
For more information about road construction projects, and other
Saskatchewan Highways and Transportation activities, visit the website:
For more information, contact:
Vanessa Gooliaff Beaupré
Highways and Transportation
Phone: (306) 787-4792