News Release - July 13, 2004
IMPROVING HIGHWAY 40 WEST OF CUTKNIFE
Construction is now underway on 7.7 km of surfacing west of Cutknife.
Surfacing is taking place from Cutknife to the junction of Highway 21. The highway shoulders will also be widened along this stretch. Anderson Rental and Paving Ltd. of Saskatoon is the contractor. This $1.6 million project will be cost-shared with the federal government through the Prairie Grain Roads Program (PGRP), a federal-provincial partnership designed to improve Saskatchewan's secondary highways impacted by increased grain haul.
The public is advised that there will be disruption of traffic during the construction period. Work should be complete by mid-August.
"This construction is part of our commitment to building better highways," Highways and Transportation Minister Maynard Sonntag said. "Work on Highway 40 will improve safety and support regional economic development, demonstrating once again that transportation is a priority for the Government of Saskatchewan."
Over the past three years, the province has invested $900 million in Saskatchewan's transportation network, improving 1,000 km of paved highways, upgrading 750 km of rural highways, and twinning 172 km on Highways 1 and 16.
This year's budget provides an additional $294.8 million to improve another 740 km of major highways and 30 bridges, and twin 53 km on Highways 1 and 16 this construction season.
Remember to slow to 60 km/h when passing through the construction Orange Zone, and watch for construction workers, signs and heavy equipment. For more information about construction in your area, view the provincial project map at: www.highways.gov.sk.ca.
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