REGINA – The Saskatchewan government is promoting a record breaking schedule for the publication of fall tenders from September 2020 as May 27th marked the unofficial start of the 2021 road construction season.
According to a press release, most of the planned contracts from the autumn tender have now been awarded and are ongoing or will be completed shortly.
“The construction season is here. 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 kilometers of road improvements across the province. Road works can cause delays for drivers and I ask that you slow down, plan ahead and be patient, “Saskatchewan’s Secretary of State for Highways Fred Bradshaw said in a statement.
The highlights from the tender schedule for autumn include:
- Completed a multi-year, multiple 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 8 reappears north of Moosomin;
- 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 runs west from Yorkton to Springside.
- 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 upgrade of Highway 905 from Cigar Lake to Mclean Lake; and
- various culverts and bridge renovations and replacement.
Seven projects have been delayed and will be put out to tender in summer or autumn. The start dates for projects depend on the availability of the contractor and the weather. All offers can be viewed at www.sasktenders.ca.