News Release - June 23, 1999
PAVING PROJECT ANNOUNCED ON HIGHWAYS 49 & 9
Highways and Transportation Minister Judy Bradley today announced a
paving project on Highway 49 from Hyas to Stenen and on Highway 9
north of Canora for a total of 16.8 km of road work.
"This $1.4 million project is expected to start in early July and is
planned for completion in mid-September, 1999," Bradley said. "An
estimated 49 jobs will be used to complete the project."
The Highway 49 paving and widening project will take place from the
junction of Highway 9 to 9.8 km east. Additional paving will be done
on Highway 9 from 7.9 km north of Canora to 14.8 km north for a total
distance of 16.8 km. The $1.4 million project cost includes
department-supplied materials and services.
G.W. Construction Ltd. was awarded the contract for the paving project
as the lowest of four bidders. To provide an acceptable new road
surface width on Highways 49 & 9, the existing road bed will be
widened prior to placing the new surface.
"Crews are working hard to improve and repair Saskatchewan roads and
highways," Bradley said. "The increased funding of $15 million this
year, demonstrates a commitment to preserving our investment in the
Saskatchewan highway system."
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For more information, contact:
Highways and Transportation
Saskatoon, Phone:(306) 933-5225