News Release - January 18, 2001
TWINNING ON HIGHWAY 1 CONTINUES
A tender has been awarded for surfacing a 12.1 km section of twinned lanes on
Highway 1 beginning just inside the Alberta border and continuing east.
"Work for this $3.8 million surfacing project should be completed by mid-August
2001," Highways and Transportation Minister Maynard Sonntag said. "Completion
of this job will require an estimated 83 full-time workers."
Anderson Rental and Paving Ltd. of Saskatoon was awarded this project.
Most of the surfacing project will take place on the new westbound lane, which
extends approximately one kilometre into the Province of Alberta. The Alberta
government has agreed to reimburse Saskatchewan Highways and Transportation for
the cost of twinning one kilometre past the provincial boundary.
This surfacing 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
this spring. Crushing for the project will begin in mid-January.
"We are determined to meet our goal of twinning Highway 1 west from Regina to
the Alberta border to increase the safety of the travelling public," Sonntag
For more information, contact:
Highways and Tranportation
Phone: (306) 787-0825
Cell: (306) 539-9189