News Release - September 5, 2000
SURFACING TO BEGIN ON HIGHWAYS 4 AND 14 NEAR BIGGAR
Surfacing will soon begin on 5.2 km of Highways 4 and 14 near Biggar.
"On-road work for this $1.1 million project is anticipated to begin immediately
with the completion targeted for late September," Highways and Transportation
Minister Maynard Sonntag said. "Completion of this job will require an
estimated 40 full-time workers."
Anderson Rental & Paving Ltd. of Saskatoon was awarded the contract as the
lowest of four bidders. The paving will begin on Highway 4 just south of its
junction with Highway 51 and extend to its junction with Highway 14. Paving
work will also take place on Highway 14 adjacent to Biggar.
"The department will continue to work hard to improve our highway network
across the province," Sonntag said. "Highways 4 and 14 are seeing an increase
in heavy truck traffic and will benefit from this improvement."
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:
Phone: (306) 933-6117
Cell: (306) 230-5272