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$13 Million In Intersection Safety Improvements Underway In Saskatchewan

Major intersection improvements are underway on Highway 1 near Kalium Road, east of Moose Jaw.

The $5.2 million of enhancements include the addition of high-speed entrance and exit ramps, which will move turns away from the intersection to help travellers make left turns safely.  The project also includes extending the turning lanes on Highway 1.

“Safe and efficient travel is crucial for the movement of people and goods,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister Greg Ottenbreit said.  “This year’s intersection safety improvement projects include new turning lanes, lighting, clearing of sight lines and installation of rumble strips.”

The project at Kalium Road is one of more than 60 intersection improvements announced last spring and are part of a five‐year $65 million to enhance safety at intersections province-wide.

In addition, safety improvements are underway at the intersection of Highways 35 and 335 and includes new paving, rumble strips, changes to memorial site access and elevator access, which will be tendered in the coming weeks.

Design for improved lighting on Highway 3 at Shellbrook continues, which could see an additional 60 street lights be installed.  Intersection and lighting improvements are also planned for Highway 21 and Highway 307, which have been tendered.  Work is expected to begin in the fall.

A weekly highway construction update is published on www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/transportation/highway-construction-projects/weekly-highway-construction-update to provide the travelling public with the latest details on projects underway to help plan safe and efficient travel.  If you see a highway work zone signing problem, you can report it by calling 306-244-5535.

Check the Highway Hotline at www.saskatchewan.ca/highwayhotline before you hit the road.   It provides up-to-date information on construction, emergency road closures, the status of ferries, barges and other road activities.  Information is also available by calling 511.

The Government of Saskatchewan has invested $9 billion in highways and infrastructure since 2008.

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