After the publication of a record-breaking autumn tender plan last September, the Ministry of Highways marks May 27 as the unofficial start of the 2021 road construction season.

With another project to be completed by the end of May, most of the planned orders from the autumn tender have now been awarded and are ongoing or will be completed shortly.

Work area includes; Highway 16 runs west of Yorkton to Springside and Highway 8 runs north of Moosomin.

“The construction season is here,” said Highways Minister Fred Bradshaw in a press release. “Spring and Summer 2021 will be one of the biggest construction seasons the province has seen in some time. With nearly $ 440 million of work resulting from this tender, motorists will see over 820 km of road improvements across the province. The drivers can experience delays with road works and I ask that they slow down, plan ahead and be patient. “

The highlights of the autumn tendering plan include:

  • Completed a multi-year multi-fast lane project on Highway 7 from Saskatoon to the Saskatchewan-Alberta border;
  • Highway 2 passing lanes north of Prince Albert;
  • Highway 3 passing lanes west of Prince Albert;
  • Highway 5 runs east of Saskatoon on lanes.
  • Highway 7 runs west of Kindersley on lanes.
  • Highway 11 bridge works near Lumsden;
  • Passing lanes of Highway 12 north of Martensville;
  • Highway 14 runs west from Saskatoon to Asquith.
  • Highway 15 reappears west of the intersection of Highway 2.
  • Highway 16 takes lanes east of Clavet to the intersection with Highway 6.
  • Partnership to pave Highway 18 with Lake Alma;
  • Highway 55 degrees and paving near Carrot River;
  • Highway 322 reappears near Rowan’s Gorge.
  • Gravel construction of Highway 905 from Cigar Lake to Mclean Lake; and
  • Various culverts and bridge renovations and replacements.

Seven projects have been postponed, most of which will be advertised this summer or fall. These delays can be attributed to improved coordination by contractors or possible complications due to weather conditions, timing or other external factors.

The start dates for construction projects depend on the availability of the contractor and the weather. All offers can be viewed at www.sasktenders.ca.

As part of the Saskatchewan’s government growth plan, the Department of Highways will improve 10,000 km of provincial highways and roads by the end of 2030. This year, 1,350km will be upgraded to 1,000km in 2020, moving the province forward on the schedule in its decade-long goal.

Since 2008, the Saskatchewan government has invested more than $ 10.6 billion in the province’s freeway and road infrastructure and improved more than 17,100 km of freeway in Saskatchewan.

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