News Release - September 15, 2000
PAVING TO BEGIN ON HIGHWAY 16 NEAR RADISSON
11.1 km of Highway 16 in the Radisson area will be repaved to create a smoother
driving surface for travellers.
"Work on this $1.5 million project is expected to begin immediately and will be
completed by mid- October," Highways and Transportation Minister Maynard
Sonntag said. "Completion of this job will require an estimated 18 full-time
The contract for this work was awarded to ASL Paving Ltd. of Saskatoon as the
lowest of five bidders. The paving work will take place at various locations
along Highway 16 between Langham and Maymont.
"We are working hard to maintain our National Highway System, which Highway 16
is part of," Sonntag said. "This highway is expected to carry a high volume of
traffic and it's important to keep it in good condition."
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:
Ray Connoly, Director
Phone: (306) 933-6117
(306) 230 5272 (cell)