News Release - January 22, 2001
SURFACING ON HIGHWAY 23 NEAR TISDALE
A tender has been awarded for resurfacing 13.6 km of Highway 23 near Tisdale in
the upcoming construction season.
"Work for this $1.9 million resurfacing project is anticipated to begin in
early May of 2001 and should be completed in July," Highways and Transportation
Minister Maynard Sonntag said. "Completion of this job will require an
estimated 44 full-time workers."
The resurfacing project on Highway 23 will begin eight kilometres northwest of
the junction of Highways 38 and 23 and will continue for 13.6 km. Gravel is
being crushed and hauled in the Bjorkdale area and should be completed by mid
Warner Construction Co. Ltd. of Saskatchewan was awarded this project.
This resurfacing 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
"Highway 23 is a main route that leads to Greenwater Provincial Park, which is
a popular tourism destination in Saskatchewan," Sonntag said. "Improving
conditions on Highway 23 will help to provide for a safe drive for visitors to
For more information, contact:
Rock Gorlick, Director
Highways and Transportation
Phone: (306) 933-5225
(cell) (306) 227-8013