News Release - January 14, 2010
PROVINCE TENDERS 15-KM UPGRADE TO HIGHWAY 155 IN NORTHERN SASKATCHEWAN
Work on a 15-km section of Highway 155 will begin this year as part of the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure's Northern Transportation Strategy.
"Highway 155 links both economic activity and communities in Saskatchewan's northwest areas," Highways and Infrastructure Minister Jim Reiter said. "Highway 155 has been ranked as the highest priority highway corridor by the Northern Transportation Advisory Committee, which has extensive and diverse representation by northern Saskatchewan stakeholder groups."
The work involves upgrading a section of Highway 155 from the junction of Highway 965 to 15 km north. Gravel crushing will start this winter with the bulk of construction to occur during the 2010 construction season. The tender will be advertised this weekend and will be awarded within the next few weeks.
Highway 155 supports the mining and logging industries in the west side of northern Saskatchewan. It also links many northern communities; including Beauval, Ile-a-la-Crosse, Buffalo Narrows and La Loche to the rest of the province and is an important tourism corridor.
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