News Release - May 1, 2001
IMPROVING HIGHWAY 40 NEAR BATTLEFORD
Shoulder widening and surfacing on 3.1 km of Highway 40 near Battleford
will begin this week.
"Work for this $1.2 million surfacing project is anticipated to begin April
30th and should be completed by late August," Highways and Transportation
Minister Pat Atkinson said. "Completion of this job will require an
estimated 43 full-time workers."
G & C Asphalt Services Ltd. was awarded this project.
This improvement project on Highway 40 will begin at the junction of
Highways 40 and 4 and continue to the west for 3.1 km. A subgrade drainage
system will also be installed at the junction of Highways 40 and 29. This
installation will correct a frost heave problem that has occurred each
winter for the past several years.
"This project on Highway 40 will fix the underlying problem of poor
drainage that has caused the highway to deteriorate," Atkinson said. "By
fixing the drainage problem, this road will be less susceptible to damage."
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 has ensured timely and efficient delivery of
highway improvements this spring.
Saskatchewan Highways and Transportation's budget this year is a record
$311.7 million, which will help to resurface and upgrade 550 km of rural
and northern highways.
For more information, contact:
Ray Connoly, Director
Phone: (306) 933-6117
(cell) (306) 230-5272